Professor Adam J. Decker
HPS 1040: Spring 2013
DUE: February 13
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:
you receive will depend on completeness and thoughtfulness of your answers
the quality of your diet.
Record everything you
eat & drink
for 3 days.
See "Tips for Tracking Diet" below.
Access the online Nutritional Analysis Program at
Create a Profile:
Select an ID, password and account profile
Under Track Food and Activity: Click on
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