Swamped with your writing assignments? Take the weight off your shoulder!
You are your own patient. The hard work for this assignment is already done:
You tracked your diet and data in assignment 1.
You spent time learning and assimilating the material over the trimester.
Now you get to transfer a bit of the info into the Lifestyle Assessment & Interpretation template, and also put in some of the numbers from the USDA guidelines. You will see some functional recommendations in there already. This will generate some additional data and charts for you automatically in the template to give you some additional insight.
But the main point is now you get to look at this data and formulate goals for yourself. That may be the same as what you are doing. That may be the same as USDA recommendations. Or it may be completely different altogether based on aspects of the material or your research.
You get to be in charge! However, whatever your goals and recommendations, you will be commenting on your thought process in generating that goal. Because that’s what’s important. Too often guidelines and recommendations are blanketed, so let’s start the change in individualized care!
Use the Lifestyle Assessment & Interpretation Template
This is a Numbers file. You should easily access with an iPad, Mac, or through Numbers online.
The sheet is not “protected”, so watch out for which boxes you edit. The ones you need to fill are marked with a red shading or are the big comments boxes.
There are two links within the document to be used for reference. Here they in case you are unable to copy and paste the link into your browser:
https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/dri-calculator/index.php – Calclator for some USDA recommendations based on personal stats.
https://health.gov/our-work/food-nutrition/2015-2020-dietary-guidelines/guidelines/table-of-contents/ – The 2020 generic dietary guidelines online resource.