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15_SCI 220 Human Nutrition Food Intake
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University of Phoenix Material Food Intake– 3 Days

Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following points about the 3-day
food intake information you recorded in iProfile:

Recorded intake of protein, carbohydrates, and

Which foods in your recorded daily intake
provide protein? Which provide carbohydrate? Which provide lipids?

Review how your recorded protein, carbohydrate,
and lipid intake compares with the recommendations of the dietary reference intake
(DRI). If your recorded protein-carbohydrate-fat intake was too high or too
low, which foods might you add or remove to achieve your goal and keep other
nutrients in balance?

Is the protein in each of the foods you ate
complete or incomplete, thus combining to become complementary? Why is this
fact important?

How much of your daily-recommended protein,
carbohydrate, and lipid intake did you achieve? Were you surprised by the
number? If your macronutrient intake is insufficient, what might you do to
bring it into the recommended range? Provide specific recommendations.

Macronutrient intake ranges

Is macronutrient intake within the recommended
range important? What are the effects of too much or too little of a
macronutrient? What happens if you consistently eat too little protein? What
happens if you eat too few carbohydrates? What happens if you eat too few

Fiber intake ranges

Does your fiber total meet 100% of the
recommendation for you as calculated at the iProfile website?

Do you think your intake was too high, too low,
or just right? Provide a rationale.

Does your diet meet the minimum number of
servings of foods from each fiber-containing group? If not, which of the
fiber-containing groups—fruits and vegetables—fell short of the recommended

Which specific foods provide the most fiber in
your days’ meals? Which provide the least? Identify trends in your food choices
that might affect your fiber intakes.

Dietary modifications

Are you able to identify any patterns or trends
within your diet? If so, what are they?

What changes might you make among your
vegetables, fruits, meat and meat alternatives, or grain choices to increase
the fiber in your diet?

Do your meals include fiber-rich bean dishes,
such as chili, beans in a salad, or split-pea soup?

If you drink fruit juice instead of eating whole
fruit, what might happen to the fiber content and calorie content in your diet?

How might insufficient or excessive amounts of
proteins, carbohydrates, fats, or fiber contribute to health or illness?
Provide examples.

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