Record your food and drink intake for 5 days. Try to be as accurate as possible in recording portion sizes.
Choose a diet analysis program to set up an account and record your intake. Some suggestions include: www.fitday.com, www.sparkpeople.com, www.choosemyplate.gov. The program must provide a printout of all vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) and macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins). After entering your data, select “analyze” in the program in order to obtain a print out of your total calories and the amounts of vitamins, minerals, fat, carbohydrates, and protein you consumed. If possible obtain an average of the 5 days that you entered.
Write a two page report (in APA format) comparing your current intake to your DRIs and food group recommendations. Discuss where you are deficient in both micro and macronutrients and what steps you can take to correct these deficiencies by providing examples of foods you can include/remove from your diet or other changes you can make (for example packing your lunch). Be sure to reference the program used and include a screen shot of the analysis of your intake. Click here for help with taking screenshots. Turn this in by following the instructions below. (70 pts.)