Project #47672 - Nutrition assignment unit 9

Objectives:

To identify changes in nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle.

To make dietary suggestions to improve the nutritional intake of individuals during different stages of the lifecycle.

A paper that describes how nutritional needs change throughout the lifecycle.

Choose one option. Identify which option you have chosen in your paper. Do not use the same nutrients more than twice in the paper. Do not recommend supplements, such as multi-vitamins or supplemental drinks for the food recommendations. Suggest real foods and identify which nutrients the food contains that will improve the individual’s diet.

Option A:

Matthew is a picky 5-year old boy. He does not like to eat a lot of foods. Matthew’s mom is concerned about his eating habits. Identify three nutrients that may be a concern for Matthew that he needs to grow properly and discuss why they are important. Give an example of one food that Matthew could eat to get each nutrient.

Matthew is now a 17-year old high school student. He is on the baseball team at school and attends practice twice a week. He also exercises to keep in shape. Matthew knows that you are taking a nutrition class at school. He is concerned about getting the right nutrients in his diet. Identify three nutrients that you would discuss with Matthew that are important for his growing body. Discuss why they are important and provide Matthew with one example of a food he could eat or limit in his diet for each nutrient that you discuss with him.

Matthew is now 85-years old. He does not have a good appetite and has trouble chewing his food. Matthew’s daughter is concerned about his nutritional intake. Identify three nutrients that you would discuss with Matthew’s daughter that are often lacking in older adult’s diets and explain why they are lacking. Provide Matthew’s daughter with one example of a food Matthew could eat for each nutrient that you discuss with her.

Option B:

Julie is a 4-year old girl with a big appetite. She loves to eat, but she likes starchy snack foods best. Julie’s mother is concerned about her eating habits. Identify three nutrients that may be a concern for Julie that she needs to grow properly, or nutrients that she may be over-consuming. Explain why you have selected these nutrients. Give an example of one food that Julie could either add or decrease in her diet to better balance her intake of each nutrient.

Julie is now 15-years old and a student in middle school. She is very concerned about her weight and is always dieting. Identify three nutrients that Julie might be lacking in her diet. Why are they important? Identify three foods that Julie could eat to make sure she gets the nutrients she needs to grow properly and which nutrient each of these foods provides.

Julie is now 80-years old. She does not have a good appetite and does not feel hungry. Julie’s son is concerned about his mom’s nutritional intake. Identify three nutrients that you would discuss with Julie’s son that are often lacking in older adult’s diets and explain why they are lacking. Provide Julie’s son with one example of a food Julie could eat for each nutrient that you discuss with him.

This Assignment is due no later than the end of Unit 9.

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Due By (Pacific Time) 11/17/2014 08:00 pm
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