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Lab 3 - Nutrient Intake Assessment and MyPyramid Stats...

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Lab #3: Dietary analysis 1. Track your food and beverage intake over the course of one continuous week. You will need information from at least 3 weekdays and 1 weekend day to complete this assignment. Everything counts! Even chewing gum. 2. Record your intake in this daily log. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Breakfast Lunch Snacks Dinner 3. Go to the USDA website http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov/ . Scroll down to the bottom of the page and create a new user. 4. After you have created a user, click on the Proceed to Food Intake . Enter in a food item, and a list of options will show up. Choose the best fit. (After a couple, you’ll get the hang of it.) 5. Enter in all of the food items, then click the Select Quantity . 6. After you have selected quantities for all your food items, click Save and Analyze . 7. You are given three assessments: Dietary Guideline Assessment,
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Unformatted text preview: Nutrient Intake Assessment , and MyPyramid Stats . Click on each, each assessment will bring up another page. Print the Dietary Guideline Assessment and Nutrient Intake Assessment for each of the 4 days that you recorded your food intake. 8. Finally, write a VERY brief reflection on your assessments: a paragraph describing how this exercise affected the way you view your nutrition habits. Answer these questions: • Are you content with your eating habits or are there habits you might change? • If you are content, what about your eating habits are you happy with? • If you are going to change, what are some strategies to help you change? **This activity uses the new 2005 Food Guide Pyramid. The pyramid is not always exact, but a rough estimate of healthy eating behaviors....
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