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Nutritional
Analysis
Unit I
Assessment

Introduction

In Chapters 3 and 4 of the textbook, you learned that the body needs
various macro and micronutrients in order to function properly. You also
learned about cellular metabolism and what the human body uses as a fuel
source. This all seems simple at first glance; however, it can be difficult to
determine whether or not we are getting what our body needs. Even when we know
what our body needs, it becomes even more difficult to make sure we are
supplying our body with those needs. The car you drive most probably requires
gasoline in order to function properly. When you need to go somewhere, you make
sure you have enough gasoline in the tank to reach your destination. If you do
not, you probably stop at a gas station and fill your cars tank with gas. You
do not pour cola in the tank or jelly donuts; you put gas because that is what
it needs. Why do we put cola and jelly donuts in our bodies when we do not need
them? Often time, it is difficult to determine what is in the foods that we
eat. Sometimes it is hard to determine if the food contains the correct
nutrients or processed foods that our body does not need. This lab exercise
will help you learn how to read nutritional labels and determine what your body
needs to function properly.

Objectives

1.
Analyze nutritional information based on
what the body needs to function properly.
2.
Calculate BMR, BMI, and caloric burn.

Materials

You will not need
any extra materials other than your textbook and your computer (with internet
access) to complete this lab.

Directions

Type or paste all answers directly on this
data sheet.

Use the following nutritional label and
answer the questions that follow. You may use your textbook as a resource when
comparing the two products.

Select Save As, and save this document using
your last name and student ID as the file name.

Upload the data sheet as a .doc, .docx or
.rtf file when you are finished.

Product A

Product B

Serving
Size

1oz

1.5oz

Calories

150

165

Saturated
Fat

3g

1g

Trans
Fat

0g

0g

Cholesterol

3mg

1mg

Sodium

250mg

225mg

Fiber

1g

3g

Sugars

3g

1g

Protein

1g

4g

Vitamin
A

35%

30%

Calcium

15%

25%

Vitamin
C

100%

100%

Vitamin
D

30%

30%

Main
Ingredients

Milk, potato, vegetable oil, salt, sugar,
processed wheat flour

Water, nonfat milk, whole corn, vegetable
oil, whole wheat flour, rice flour, whole oat flour

Questions 1 5 are short answer questions
and are worth 2 points each. Answer each question in the space provided. Question 6 is a short essay and is worth 10
points. Total: 20 points

1.
Which product contains the most total
calories?
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2.
Which product contains the largest serving
size?
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3.
Which product contains the largest amount of
calories per serving?
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4.
Which product contains the most nutrients
that are not as healthy for the body in large amounts?
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5.
Which product is a healthier choice?
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6.
Explain why you picked the product that you
did in question 5. Your answer should be in paragraph format and should be at
minimum of 100 words. Type your answer directly below.
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Determine
your BMI and BMR

The
point of this exercise is for the student to become familiar with his or her
own score using a very common biometric indicator. Conduct the exercise using
your own data. However, if you do not wish to disclose your own data, then
conduct it again with reasonable fictitious data and report that.

Questions
15 below are short answer questions and are worth 2 points each. Answer each
question in the space provided. Total: 10 points

1.
What is your height? ft in
What is your weight? lbs

Go
to:.bmi-calculator.net/”>http://www.bmi-calculator.net/
Type
the information from above into the appropriate spaces and then click:
Calculate BMI.

2.
What is your BMI?
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After
you calculate your BMI, scroll down, and click: BMR calculator. Type the
information from above into the appropriate spaces, and then click: Calculate
BMR. Your BMR will appear directly above the information that you input; it is
in a green box.

3.
What is your BMR?
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Just
below the BMR, click on Daily Caloric Needs. Use the information in the box for
the Harris Benedict Formula. Calculate your daily caloric need.

4.
What is your activity level?
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5.
What is your daily caloric need?
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Determine
your daily caloric input. Prior to completing this part of the lab, you will
need to write down everything that you eat and drink for an entire day. Make
sure you record everything, and divide the foods into breakfast, lunch, dinner,
and snacks. If you do not write down everything, you will have to try to think
back and remember what you have eaten for entire day; make sure you include the
full 24 hours. Try to pick a typical day. If you are going to a party or have
to fast for a lab test, pick a different day.

Go to:.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx”>https://www.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx

Click on: Food Tracker

Start with
breakfast, and type in each food that you ate for one day. After each food you
type in, click Go.

Select the closest
food from the list that is generated.

Determine the
amount and click the box for the meal in which the item was consumed.

Click Add.

Continue this
process until you have included all foods that you ate in a 24 hour period.

Click on My Reports

Click on Food
Groups and Calories

Enter the Date and
Click on Create Report

Answer the
following short answer questions: 2 points each. Total:
6 points

1. How many total calories did you consume?
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2. How many empty calories did you consume?
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3. According to your daily caloric needs that you determined above, are you
eating more, fewer, or the correct amount of calories? (Use your actual daily
caloric need. Do not compare it to the default of 2000 calories per day as the
report does.)

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Next, you
will create a Nutrition Report.

Click on My Reports,
and generate a Nutrients Report.

Export this Report
as a Word document by clicking on Word just above the Create Reports button in
the top right corner of the page.

Open the Nutrient
Report that you saved, and copy and paste it after the following question.
Paste it in the area marked: Paste Your Nutrients Report Here.

Answer
question 4 in essay format, and use a minimum of 100 words.10
points

4.
Using the information in the report and the
information that you calculated concerning your BMI and BMR, what did you learn
about your eating habits? Is there anything that you would change? Are you
deficient in any nutrients? Are you above the required amounts in any
nutrients?

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Paste Your Nutrients Report Here: 4 points
Nutritional
AnalysisUnit I
AssessmentIntroductionIn Chapters 3 and 4 of the textbook, you learned that the body needs
various macro and micronutrients in order to function properly. You also
learned about cellular metabolism and what the human body uses as a fuel
source. This all seems simple at first glance; however, it can be difficult to
determine whether or not we are getting what our body needs. Even when we know
what our body needs, it becomes even more difficult to make sure we are
supplying our body with those needs. The car you drive most probably requires
gasoline in order to function properly. When you need to go somewhere, you make
sure you have enough gasoline in the tank to reach your destination. If you do
not, you probably stop at a gas station and fill your cars tank with gas. You
do not pour cola in the tank or jelly donuts; you put gas because that is what
it needs. Why do we put cola and jelly donuts in our bodies when we do not need
them? Often time, it is difficult to determine what is in the foods that we
eat. Sometimes it is hard to determine if the food contains the correct
nutrients or processed foods that our body does not need. This lab exercise
will help you learn how to read nutritional labels and determine what your body
needs to function properly.Objectives1.
Analyze nutritional information based on
what the body needs to function properly.2.
Calculate BMR, BMI, and caloric burn.MaterialsYou will not need
any extra materials other than your textbook and your computer (with internet
access) to complete this lab.Directions
Type or paste all answers directly on this
data sheet.
Use the following nutritional label and
answer the questions that follow. You may use your textbook as a resource when
comparing the two products.
Select Save As, and save this document using
your last name and student ID as the file name.

Upload the data sheet as a .doc, .docx or
.rtf file when you are finished.Product AProduct BServing
Size1oz1.5ozCalories150165Saturated
Fat3g1gTrans
Fat0g0gCholesterol3mg1mgSodium250mg225mgFiber1g3gSugars3g1gProtein1g4gVitamin
A35%30%Calcium15%25%Vitamin
C100%100%Vitamin
D30%30%Main
IngredientsMilk, potato, vegetable oil, salt, sugar,
processed wheat flourWater, nonfat milk, whole corn, vegetable
oil, whole wheat flour, rice flour, whole oat flourQuestions 1 5 are short answer questions
and are worth 2 points each. Answer each question in the space provided. Question 6 is a short essay and is worth 10
points. Total: 20 points1.
Which product contains the most total
calories? .0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>2.
Which product contains the largest serving
size?.0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>3.
Which product contains the largest amount of
calories per serving?.0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>4.
Which product contains the most nutrients
that are not as healthy for the body in large amounts? .0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>5.
Which product is a healthier choice?.0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>6.
Explain why you picked the product that you
did in question 5. Your answer should be in paragraph format and should be at
minimum of 100 words. Type your answer directly below..0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>Determine
your BMI and BMRThe
point of this exercise is for the student to become familiar with his or her
own score using a very common biometric indicator. Conduct the exercise using
your own data. However, if you do not wish to disclose your own data, then
conduct it again with reasonable fictitious data and report that. Questions
15 below are short answer questions and are worth 2 points each. Answer each
question in the space provided. Total: 10 points 1.
What is your height? ft in
What is your weight? lbsGo
to:.bmi-calculator.net/”>http://www.bmi-calculator.net/Type
the information from above into the appropriate spaces and then click:
Calculate BMI.2.
What is your BMI?.0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>After
you calculate your BMI, scroll down, and click: BMR calculator. Type the
information from above into the appropriate spaces, and then click: Calculate
BMR. Your BMR will appear directly above the information that you input; it is
in a green box.3.
What is your BMR?.0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>Just
below the BMR, click on Daily Caloric Needs. Use the information in the box for
the Harris Benedict Formula. Calculate your daily caloric need.4.
What is your activity level? .0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>5.
What is your daily caloric need? .0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>Determine
your daily caloric input. Prior to completing this part of the lab, you will
need to write down everything that you eat and drink for an entire day. Make
sure you record everything, and divide the foods into breakfast, lunch, dinner,
and snacks. If you do not write down everything, you will have to try to think
back and remember what you have eaten for entire day; make sure you include the
full 24 hours. Try to pick a typical day. If you are going to a party or have
to fast for a lab test, pick a different day.
Go to:.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx”>https://www.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx
Click on: Food Tracker
Start with
breakfast, and type in each food that you ate for one day. After each food you
type in, click Go.
Select the closest
food from the list that is generated.
Determine the
amount and click the box for the meal in which the item was consumed.
Click Add.
Continue this
process until you have included all foods that you ate in a 24 hour period.
Click on My Reports
Click on Food
Groups and Calories
Enter the Date and
Click on Create ReportAnswer the
following short answer questions: 2 points each. Total:
6 points1. How many total calories did you consume?.0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>2. How many empty calories did you consume?.0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>3. According to your daily caloric needs that you determined above, are you
eating more, fewer, or the correct amount of calories? (Use your actual daily
caloric need. Do not compare it to the default of 2000 calories per day as the
report does.).0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png”>Next, you
will create a Nutrition Report.
Click on My Reports,
and generate a Nutrients Report.
Export this Report
as a Word document by clicking on Word just above the Create Reports button in
the top right corner of the page.
Open the Nutrient
Report that you saved, and copy and paste it after the following question.
Paste it in the area marked: Paste Your Nutrients Report Here.Answer
question 4 in essay format, and use a minimum of 100 words.10
points4.
Using the information in the report and the
information that you calculated concerning your BMI and BMR, what did you learn
about your eating habits? Is there anything that you would change? Are you
deficient in any nutrients? Are you above the required amounts in any
nutrients? .0/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.png”>Paste Your Nutrients Report Here: 4 points