explore basic nutritional principles such as energy requirements, sources, and uses.

SCI115: Week 7 Assignment Page 1


Fad Diets

Assignment Overview

For this assignment, you will answer questions about a patient named Emily Johnson, a patient who has turned to a fad diet for weight loss. Using Chapter 15 in your textbook, you will identify the patient’s nutrient needs and formulate a plan to help her lose weight safely. Please refer to the Grading section of this document for the distribution of these points. You will also find Writing Guidelines at the end of this document that will assist you in meeting the expectations for writing your care plan.

This assignment is intended to explore basic nutritional principles such as energy requirements, sources, and uses. Additionally, you will formulate nutritional assessments and describe nutritional requirements corresponding to stages in the life span. You will also examine how effective nutritional counseling is contingent upon collaboration, organization, and concurrence among the members of the health care team.

Assignment Details:

Perform the following tasks:

· Complete the reading assignment and the interactive lesson before attempting this assignment.

· Please review the following case study:

Case Study:

Emily Johnson is a 38 year old mother of 2 who presents to her primary care physician’s office with rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, dizziness, and fatigue. During initial intake, Emily states that she began the Military Diet after her being disappointmented by her weight at her last doctor’s appointment. She weighed 196 pounds at her appointment and since starting the diet last week she now weighs 188 pounds. She has been following the “Military Diet” which consists of half a grapefruit and black coffee for breakfast, 1 slice of toast, ½ cup tuna with coffee for lunch, and 3 ounces of grilled chicken, ½ apple, and 1 cup of green beans with tea for dinner. She has been following this eating pattern for 7 days. She reports that she is not exercising, and prior to this latest diet, she was eating on the go most meals, frequently dining out or driving through fast food restaurants. Her doctor determines that she is severely dehydrated, and recommends that she see you to create a healthy, safe, weight loss program.

· Review Chapter 15 and 16 in your textbook.

· Use your textbook to respond to the following questions (provide your responses in the Assignment Worksheet section on page 3)

· Submit the Week 7 Assignment via Blackboard by clicking on the “Week 7 Assignment” link.

· Include the proper file naming convention: SCI115_wk7_assn_jsmith_mmddyyyy.


Gradable items in assignment Points
Discuss the risks of fad diets 5
3 dietary recommedations for nutrient balance 10
Calculation of energy needs 5
Create a SMART goal for weight loss 10
Discuss physical activity recommendations 5
Adhere to Writing Guidelines (see below). 5
Total Points 40

Writing Guidelines:

Exemplary Accomplished Developing Beginning
Content · High quality information focuses on the task/topic in engaging ways

· Intriguing and/or compelling examples, evidence

· All information is accurate and focused on task/topic

· Examples and evidence support topic

· Information sometimes repeated and/or wanders from prompt/task; may contain inaccuracies

· Examples and evidence are incomplete; lacks detail

· Information inaccurate, inadequate or omitted

· Examples and evidence are unclear or missing



· Accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation (0 errors). · Grammatical, spelling & punctuation errors are rare (2 errors per page avg). · Grammatical, spelling & punctuation errors are common (3 errors per page avg). · Grammatical, spelling & punctuation errors significantly detract from meaning of paper (4+ errors per page avg).

Assignment Worksheet:

· Based on Emily’s diet recall, explain to her why this diet plan is not appropriate for long term weight loss. What are some of the possible health complications of this diet?

[Write your response here]

· What is missing from this diet plan? Discuss 3 ways Emily could achieve a better nutrient balance.

[Write your response here]

· According to the Mifflin-St. Jeor equation, what are Emily’s current energy needs? To lose about 1 pound per week, what should her calorie goal be?

[Write your response here]

· Help the patient set a SMART goal (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely) to help her make a healthy lifestyle change.

[Write your response here]

· What are the physical activity recommendations you would make for Emily to help her achieve her goal?

[Write your response here]

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