Diet Analysis : Deficiencies, Excesses, and Recommendations for Improvement
In part 1, food/beverage intake and activity for one weekend day and two week days were collected. In Part 2
of this assignment, you will need to analyze your nutrition and activity. Use the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for
Americans (Links to an external site.) and any additional evidence-based research to compare your results.
This will be in presentation format, using PowerPoint or similar program. Be sure to cover the following
information in your self-reflection:
Adequacy of macronutrient intake:
What was your daily caloric intake? Carbs? Protein? Fat?
How many “empty calories” did you consume?
Did you exceed your recommended caloric intake? (Tip: consider updating the “Wellness Profile” and view the
Intake vs. Goals Report to see your comparison)
Did you exceed recommended cholesterol intake?
Adequacy of micronutrient intake:
Were you deficient in any micronutrients? Exceeding recommended intake?
How was your intake of sodium, calcium, Vitamin C?
Did you consume the recommended number of servings of each food group? Specifically fruits and
Does your current diet omit any food groups?
How many minutes of physical activity did you complete over the 3 days?
Was it adequate according to recommended exercise goals?
How would you say your health measures up to the Dietary Guidelines?
Were you surprised by anything in your assessment?Recommended changes:
Are there any changes to diet or activity you would like to make? Which changes and why?
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