Assignment: Individual Dietary Analysis (IDA)

Assignment: Individual Dietary Analysis (IDA)

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Assignment: Individual Dietary Analysis (IDA)


This exercise is designed for you to have a better understanding of your dietary recommended intake needs and how it compares to your current diet. Examine your personal profile and see if your diet should be altered as a result of your findings. You will need to compile the information below along with your food intake for two days and then give a summary on your findings. If you go out to eat and the restaurant or fast food establishment does not supply you with a nutrition analysis then use the appendix in the back of the book and find something close. Almost all the foods you will have consumed or something very similar will be listed in the back of your text (appendix) with all the information you need. List the information based on Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner, and Dessert. On your spreadsheets, state the serving size listed in the textbook and the quantity you consumed. You will need to make the calculations for each nutrient just like the spreadsheets used in Todd and Edna’s case study. Complete the spreadsheets with all the nutrient information before doing your personal assessment. Your book will supply you with all the information you need to complete this exercise with the exception of the information on your diet consumed for two days which you will complete on the spreadsheets and your personal profile. Any data entered on the spreadsheet in the form of percentages will result in a zero points for this project. The appropriate analysis can not be done using percentages as part of your data.

Part One – Collecting Information

Answer the following questions

Personal History: When setting up your individual diet analysis, first, you will need to provide answers to the following questions:

Brief history about yourself.

List current health conditions

Family history of health conditions such as CVD, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc.

What influences your food selection?

Any medications currently taken and how they influence your diet.

Physical Activity; how much exercise do you get each day?

How much attention do you pay to food labels, do they influence what foods you eat.



BMI: Where does your number fall on the charts? Underline one. (Underweight, Healthy, Overweight, Obese)

EER: This formula is in the book, as well as in your case study exercise. Place your EER at the bottom of your spreadsheet just like in the case studies. Enter your EER___________.

DRI’s the charts for DRI are located in the front cover of the book. Fill the DRI in for all the nutrients on your spreadsheet including protein, carbohydrates, fiber, fat, cholesterol, iron, calcium, potassium, sodium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

Physical Activity (Sedentary, Low Active, or Active): Underline activity level