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Nutrition Assignment: Professor Adam J. Decker HPS 1040: Spring 2013 DUE: February 13 th . How healthy is your diet? Is it balanced? Do you need a multi-vitamin? How many calories do you eat in an average day? These are questions commonly asked by students trying to lead a healthy lifestyle and ones that can be answered by tracking and analyzing your food intake. To meet the requirements of this activity, track your diet for three (3) days, analyze your food intake for those days and complete a worksheet, calculation sheet and a summary of what you discovered about your eating habits and how you can improve them. Choose days that you would consider typical. The days do not have to be consecutive. For the most accurate results, keep track of your information daily, even immediately after eating. Studies have shown that people do not accurately recall past food intake – even from the previous day. Points will be assigned as follows: The grade you receive will depend on completeness and thoughtfulness of your answers , NOT the quality of your diet. Instructions 1. Record everything you eat & drink for 3 days. See "Tips for Tracking Diet" below. 2. Access the online Nutritional Analysis Program at 3. Click Create a Profile: Select an ID, password and account profile 4. Under Track Food and Activity: Click on Food Tracker 5. In the box to the left, enter in each food item and click 'Search'. Be as specific as possible to narrow your choices. e.g. type "Frosted Flakes Cereal" rather than "Cereal". Select the correct choice (or the closest possible) from the search results and "add" the item.

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