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1. PROTEIN is composed of amino acids.  It is required to synthesize and repair muscle and other tissues and maintain fluid and acid-base balance in the body.  Proteins also function as enzymes, hormones, and transporters.  If necessary, the body uses protein to meet energy needs (4 kcals per gram).  Excess kcals from protein are stored as body fat.  If you consumed 60 grams of protein in a day, how many kcals would this convert to?  (Choose your answer and delete the rest).  (1 point) b) 240 kcals

2. The AMDR (Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range) for daily intake of protein is 10% - 35% of an adult’s calorie needs (see Chapter 2, page 50-51.  If Jessie requires 2000 kcals per day, how much should be coming from protein? (Choose your answer and delete the rest).   (2 points) b) 200 - 700 kcals (50 - 175 grams)

For the remaining questions, determine how YOUR average intake of protein compares to the recommendations.    3. What was your daily AVERAGE intake of protein in GRAMS? (See Actual Intakes vs. Recommended Intakes Bar Graph, Actual Intake Column).   Example: 57.31 grams.  (1 point) Answer:83.89

4. Refer to your All Nutrients Spreadsheet and determine which DAY (1, 2, or 3) had the LOWEST intake of protein.  List the DAY and the total amount of protein in GRAMS (See “Day Total” in bold at the end of each day in the Prot (g) column).  Example: Day 2 = 39.4 grams.   (1 point) Answer: Day 1= 76 grams

5. The RDA for protein is based on an individual’s body weight.  Most healthy adults need 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram (kg) of body weight (see Chapter 6, pages 242 - 243).  In general, Americans are either meeting or exceeding their protein needs.  Determine YOUR protein requirements by converting your body weight from pounds to kilograms and multiplying by 0.8.  There are 2.2 kilograms in a pound (so your weight in kg should be a LOWER number than your weight in lbs).  SHOW YOUR WORK for full credit.    Example: 120 lbs / 2.2 = 54.54 kg x 0.8 grams = 43.63 grams of protein.  (2 points) Answer:154lbs/2.2=70kg x 0.8 grams = 56 grams of protein

6. Look at your answers on the two previous questions.  How did your protein intake on your “lowest day” compare to the protein RDA you calculated?  (Choose your answer and delete the rest).   (1 point) MET or EXCEEDED Calculated Protein RDA

7. Determine what PERCENTAGE of your daily kcals came from protein by EITHER listing the number listed on your Calorie and Fat Sources Report(Sources of CaloriesBox)OR by dividing your ACTUAL intake of protein (in kcals) by your TOTAL daily kcals.   Example:   57.3 g Protein x 4 kcals/g = 229 kcals from Protein /1333 total kcals = 17%.  (1 point) Answer: 26%

8. How did your intake compare to the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR) for Protein? (Choose your answer and delete the rest).  (1 point) MET the Recommendation (10% - 35% of kcals)

9. Which meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Snack) represented your HIGHEST intake of protein (see Meal Assessment Report)?  List the MEAL and the PERCENTAGE of total protein it accounted for.   Example:   Breakfast, 43%. (1 point) Answer: Dinner 36%

10. A) Explain why plant proteins (other than soy) are considered “incomplete” and why animal proteins (from meat, dairy, and eggs) are considered and “complete”.  Refer to your textbook if necessary (Chapter 6, pages 239 - 242).  B) List your 2 BEST sources of protein (see All Nutrients Spreadsheet (Prot (g) Column).  Indicate whether they are complete or incomplete.  (2 points) Part A: 

A complete protein (animal protein) is a source of protein that contains an adequate proportion of all nine of the necessary for the dietary needs of humans or other animals. Some incomplete protein (plant protein) sources may contain all essential amino acids, but a complete protein contains them in correct proportions for supporting biological functions in the human body. Part B:...
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