Hardship Letter - Nutritional Analysis Term Paper

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Subject should also increase fat intake to better balance his diet.

Subject's fiber consumption was so far in excess of DRV that negative digestive consequences cannot be ruled out.

Salt intake was more than the DVR, but could be easily corrected with some minor dietary changes.

The Food Standards Agency has developed the Eat Well Plate as an easy to follow nutritional guideline.

The Eat Well Plate is a visual display and quick reference for consumers to better balance their diets in compliance with the DVR's. Analysis revealed a shortfall in fruits and vegetables as well as bread, rice and pasta - the two largest sections of the plate. Subjects fat consumptions were well below the DVR's, but per the Eat Well Plate are the smallest category recommended.

Recommendations for Subject's improved nutritional balance would include increased caloric intake, weighted heavily in the fruits and vegetables, breads, rice and pasta categories. Targeted changes in these areas would correct the deficiencies identified in calcium and potassium consumption and likely the cholesterol and fat categories as well, due to the preparation methods frequently used in these categories.

Subject should also consider increasing his fluid intake to at least direct proportion of his alcohol intake.

The British Nutrition Foundation recommends no more than 4 units of alcohol per day for males.

Subject's alcohol consumption average was over double the recommended amount as each pint of beer counts as two units.

Subject did not report any health history problems or issues which could result in compliance issues with recommendations at the time of the study.

However, at the time of this study, the World Health Organization was conducting a study regarding the Waist to Hip ratio as more specifically applied to Asian cultures.

The Waist to Hip Ratio has gained prominence as a strong indicator of cardiovascular disease. Individuals who carry their weight in their hips are less likely to have specific serious health conditions, including cardiovascular disease.

Finally, Subject may resist changing his diet initially.

However, the effects of improved diet can usually be felt and seen almost immediately and should aid with subject's compliance.

As summarized below, a few very simple changes and additions could have a tremendous impact on the Subject's willingness to improve his nutritional balance and because there are so few changes recommended, make it easier for the Subject to adhere to them.

OLD FOOD CHOICES

NEW FOOD CHOICES

Alcohol

Flavored tea or water, light beer

Lettuce

Cabbage

Thin & Crispy Pizza

Best choice if you are going to eat pizza

Incorporate a fruit or vegetable in every meal and use fruits as primary snacks

Increase water intake

APPENDIX

Table 1: Nutritional Intake for Thursday, January 22, 2009

Personal Diet List

Food Item

Number of Servings

Serving Size

Total grams

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE-WINE oz

226.8 grams

BEEF-SHORT LOIN-T-BONE STEAK

CHOICE-SEP LN+FT-CKD

BRLD-1/2in. FAT oz

340.2 grams

SWEETS-CHEWING GUM

STICK grams

MILK-COW-WHOLE-PAST and RAW

FLUID-3.3% FAT mL

206 grams

FAST FOODS-SUBMARINE SANDWICH

W / TUNA SALAD

SUB

256 grams

TEA-HERB-OTHER THAN CHAMOMILE

BREWED c

236.8 grams

APPLES-RAW-W/SKIN

FRUIT3/LBWO/RF

138 grams

Table 2: Dietary Intake on Friday, January 23, 2009

Personal Diet List

Food Item

Number of Servings

Serving Size

Total grams

PEANUTS-ALL TYPES-OIL

ROASTED-W/SALT

50 grams

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE-BEER

LIGHT pt

1888 grams

GARLIC-RAW

CLOVE

15 grams

LETTUCE-LOOSELEAF-RAW

LEAF

50 grams

PORK-FRESH-LOIN-CENTER RIB

BONELESS-SEP LEAN and FAT

CKD-P/FRIED

300 grams

SWEETS-CHEWING GUM

STICK grams

PIZZA HUT THIN 'N CRISPY PIZZA WITH HAM

292 grams

ORANGE JUICE-RAW mL

210 grams

WAFFLES-BUTTERMILK-PREPARED FROM RECIPE

60 grams

MILK-COW-LOWFAT-PAST & RAW

FLUID-2% FAT-W/ADDED VIT a mL

206 grams

Table 3: Dietary Intake for Saturday, January 24, 2009

Personal Diet List

Food Item

Number of Servings

Serving Size

Total grams

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE-BEER-REGULAR pt

2851.2 grams

SOUP-CHICKEN BROTH-CANNED

CONDENSED-COMMERCIAL mL

106 grams

ONIONS-SPRING (INCLUDES TOPS and BULB)-RAW

20 grams

SAUCE-SOY SAUCE

10 grams

SPICE-JAPANESE HORSERADISH POWDER tsp grams

SUSHI-TUNA ROLL

600 grams

ORANGE JUICE-RAW mL

630 grams

References

Nutritional Analysis Tool 2.0, created July 1999, retrieved January 31, 2009 http://www.nat.uiuc.edu/nat.pdl http://www.nutrition-matters.co.uk/misc/1991COMAreport.htm

http://www.nutritiondata.com/help/analysis-help#cp-pyramid http://www.who.int/bmi/index.jsp?introPage=intro_3.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=11360147

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/waist-to-hip-ratio/AN01794

http://www.food.gov.uk/healthiereating/eatwellplate/aboutplate http://www.nutrition.org.uk/home.asp?siteId=43&sectionId=880&parentSection=874&which=undefined

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References

Nutritional Analysis Tool 2.0, created July 1999, retrieved January 31, 2009 http://www.nat.uiuc.edu/nat.pdl http://www.nutrition-matters.co.uk/misc/1991COMAreport.htm

http://www.nutritiondata.com/help/analysis-help#cp-pyramid http://www.who.int/bmi/index.jsp?introPage=intro_3.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=11360147

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/waist-to-hip-ratio/AN01794

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