WHAT’S IN THAT FOOD ANYWAY?

ASSESSMENT:

Food Journal - Food Guide Pyramid

HOW WELL DID YOU DO?

  1. From your daily food journal entries, we are now going to see if you ate the appropriate amount of food from each of the five food groups on the Food Guide Pyramid.
  2. Directions: Use the Chart to analyze your findings. Click here to enter your information on the Pyramid Chart.
  3. Answer the following questions about your data:
    1. In which food group(s) did you meet the required amount of servings?
    2. In which food group(s) did you not meet the required amount of servings?
    3. In your opinion, is there any food group(s) that you should try to avoid?

Why?

    1. If you continue to eat like this everyday, what do you think will

happen to your health?

Note: Keep in mind these six dietary guidelines:

      1. Eat a variety of foods.
      2. Maintain healthy weight.
      3. Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.
      4. Choose a diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits and grains.
      5. Use sugars only in moderation.
      6. Use salt and sodium only in moderation.

Nutritional Values - RDIs and DRVs

HOW WELL DID YOU DO?

 

 

  1. From your Nutritional Value entries, we are now going to see if you ate the appropriate amounts of calories and nutrients for the day. The Reference Daily Intakes (RDIs) and the Daily Reference Values (DRVs) will be used as our guide.
  2. Directions: Use the information on the bottom of your Nutritional Value form called RDIs and DRVs and the Bar Graphs you created to analyze your findings. Click here to go to the NUTRITIONAL VALUE CHART.
  3. Answer the following questions about your data:
  1. For which nutrients did you meet or exceed the DRV and RDI goal?
  2. For which nutrients did you fall short of meeting the DRV and RDI goal?
  3. If your caloric intake is higher than 2000 calories each day for one month, will you gain weight?

d. Compare your Bar Graphs for calories and fat. The energy we get from fat is very concentrated, 9 cal/g. Carbohydrates and proteins give us 4 cal/g. What correlation do you see between foods that are high in calories and those that are high in fat?

e. Protein is needed to build body tissue, fight infections and help our body carry on vital processes, such as digestion, circulation, and respiration. Did you meet your protein need for this day?

  1. What percentage of fat calories should we not exceed in our diet? Show your math.
  2. Look at the sample Calorie graph. What would be a good title for the x axis? For the y axis?
  3. If cocoa puffs were your only iron containing food for the day, how many servings would you have to eat to meet your RDI?
  4. Look at the Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron columns. How are the RDIs and DRVs expressed in this chart?
  5. Make a list of five things you should change about your eating habits as a result of this activity.