The Diet Project is a nutritional snapshot of your average daily diet in order to better see the application of the course material to your own nutrition choices, The project is broken down into five parts.; each part is assigned to different units in this course. Only Part 1 of the Diet Project is due in Unit 1.
In Part 1 of the Diet Project, you will need to keep a detailed 3-day Dietary Journal using the template provided. It is imperative that you put time and effort into properly documenting the food and beverages you consume, as the nutritional aspects of your Dietary Journal will be evaluated in future Unit Projects. It is not as simple as you might think to maintain a Dietary Journal that will allow for effective nutrition evaluation. The requirement for the Dietary Journal are outlined in the instructions below, which you should review before getting started.
- Download the Diet Project – Part 1 of 5.doc x document. Once complete, submit to the link above.
- Download the PortionVisual.pdf reference to help you judge the quantiies that you eat.
The Diet Project – Part 1 of 5 document includes instructions, a sample dietary journal, a blank dietary journal template for you to record your daily intake, and three questions for you to answer. To maximize your grade, please take your time and carefully complete all columns for each of your three days.Please keep in mind that you will NOT be judged on your dietary choices. Only your instructor will see your Dietary Journal. Your grade on the Unit1 Project will be based solely on how well you recorded your diet over the three-day period using detail and measurements.