SCI 241 Complete Class Week 1 – 9 All Assignments and Discussion Questions – A+ Graded Course Material

Week 1 Assignment Understanding Food Labels

Read the How to Understand Nutritional Food Label link located under the “Nutrition Facts Label Programs and Materials” section heading under “Consumers.”

Read the Eating Healthier and Feeling Better Using the Nutrition Facts Label page link located on your student page.

Watch “The Food Label and You” video. The link is located on your student page.

Complete your Understanding Food Labels assignment by providing a 350- to 700-word response in APA format to the Assignments tab. Include the following:

Discuss and define what the 5/20 rule is according to the “Food Label and You” video and include an example from your own pantry. 

Discuss the six key food label facts presented in the “How to Understand Nutritional Food Label” article that can help consumers understand food labels more effectively. 

Examine the food labels for three items or nutrients you find in your own pantry or refrigerator. Name the product and build a list or a chart for the following components for each item: 

Total calories per serving

Percentage of calories from fat

Total amount of carbohydrates (in grams)

Total amount of protein (in grams)

Total amount of fiber (in grams) 

Week 1 CheckPoint: Three Day Diet Analysis

Document what you eat during a 3-day period by using the free food intake assessment toollocated onhttp://www.mypyramidtracker.gov.

Set up an account with the MyPyramid Tracker Web site by using the registration instructionsin Appendix B.

Analyze your food intake by answering the following questions:

How does your diet compare to the recommendations you received from the Food GuidePyramid? How many servings from each food group did you consume?

How might you modify your diet to get the recommended servings for each food group?What are some nutrient-rich foods that you could add to your daily diet?

Examine the food labels for three of the items included on your food diary. List thefollowing components for each of the items:

Total calories per serving

Percentage of calories from fat

Total amount of carbohydrates (in grams)

Total amount of protein (in grams)

Total amount of fiber (in grams)

Post your response as an attachment

Week 2 DQ 1

What are some of the ways these two digestive problems can be remedied or relieved? Do you think home remedies might work better than some of the suggested treatment methods you have read about? Why or why not? Explain your answer

Week 2 DQ 2

Think of some of your favorite foods when you were 10 years old. Are they still your favorites? Do you think you will be eating the same foods you eat today 20 years from now?What are some of the reasons dietary modifications may be needed in different life stages?Provide three examples to support your answer

Week 3 Assignment:Carbohydrate Presentation

Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft ®PowerPoint ® presentation that explains the following:

What are carbohydrates?

What is the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates?

How are sugars are broken down and used in the body?

What are the benefits that carbohydrates provide to the body?

Provide examples of foods that are considered healthy sources of carbohydrates.

Include information on one of the following disorders related to carbohydrates: lactoseintolerance, diabetes, or hypoglycemia. Include a definition, how it affects the body, and someof the courses of action used to treat and manage the disorder.

Include speaker notes.

Include a reference slide with citations in APA format.

Post your presentation as an attachment

Week 3 Assignment Understand Your Fats and Fiber

Access the American Heart Association web site located on your student page.

Read the “Face the Fats: Fats 101” and “Face the Fats: Meet the Fats” sections.

Access the Nutrition.gov web site located on your student page.

Read the “MedlinePlus: Dietary Fiber” section.

Write a 350- to 700-word response in APA format answering the following questions:

According to the “Face the Fats” sections, what are bad fats, better fats, and best fats?

Define saturated fatunsaturated fattrans-fatty acids, and hydrogenated fats. How are trans-fatty acids harmful?

What are the functions of fiber and lipids in the body?

What are some food sources of dietary fiber?

What is the difference between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber?

What are some benefits of a high-fiber diet? 

Week 4 DQ 1

In our society, there are weight loss programs that recommend low fat, no-fat, or high proteindiets. Should we eliminate fats from our diets altogether and increase proteins? What aresome of the benefits that unsaturated fats and proteins provide when included in a balanceddiet? Explain your answer.

Week 4 DQ 2

If you have ever poured oil into a glass of water, you have seen that these two substances donot mix. Knowing this, how do lipids move through the body so they can be digested andabsorbed? How are lipids stored in the body? Explain your answer

Week 5 Assignment Fat- and Water-Soluble Vitamins

Research the functions, importance, and role of fat- and water-soluble vitamins.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format that includes a title page, detailed summary, and separate reference page. Address the following in your paper:

Identify the vitamin classification.

Why are vitamins an important part of daily nutrient intake?

What are fat-soluble vitamins? What are high nutrient sources of these vitamins?

What are the functions, benefits, deficiency risks, and toxicity risks of fat-soluble vitamins?

What are water-soluble vitamins? What are high nutrient sources of these vitamins?

What are the functions, benefits, deficiency risks, and toxicity risks of water-soluble vitamins?  

Week 5 Assignment Protein Article Research

Read the following articles:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Protein” and Fitday “5 Negative High Protein Diet Effects” both located on your student page.

Write a 350- to 700-word response in APA format. Address the following:

What is protein?

What are the types of proteins?

Explain the role of amino acids in building protein.

Describe risks associated with protein deficiency and overconsumption.

How much protein do you need according to your age and gender?

What are some healthy nutrient sources of protein?

What are three negative effects of high-protein diets? 

Week 6 Assignment Mineral and Water Function Essay

Review the “Coconut Water” article located on this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

Write a 350- to 700-word essay that explains the basic functions and sources of minerals and water in the body. Include what you learned about minerals, water, and dehydration from the article. Provide responses to the following questions:

What are the functions and sources of minerals?

What is the function of water in the body?

What is the general effect of dehydration on the body?

Week 6 DQ 1

What are some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder? Explain, from a physiological standpoint, how eating disorders may lead to health problems. Give at least three examples to support your answer.

Week 7 Assignment Dietary Supplements Report

Write a 700- to 1,050-word report on the use, benefits, and risks associated with dietary supplements.Your paper must be in APA format and include a title page, detailed summary, and separate reference page. Respond to each of the following in your paper:

What are dietary supplements?

What are some benefits of taking dietary supplements?

What are some risks from taking dietary supplements?

What are the government regulations surrounding dietary supplements?

Choose a health condition—and discuss a condition-specific supplement used to treat and manage the ailment. Discuss the supplement’s implications, dosages, and risks for treating the condition. 

Week 7 Assignment Human Digestion Summary

Read the “How the Digestive System Works” article located on your student page.

Complete the Human Digestion activity located on your student page. 

Write a 350- to 700-word summary in APA format describing the path food follows through the digestive system. Answer the following questions: Week 7 Day 7

How long does it take for food to go through the digestive system?

How does digestion occur in each of the following parts of the digestive system?

Large intestine

Mouth

Small intestine

Stomach

Note. Include descriptions of other organs or components of the digestive system. 

Week 8 Assignment Body Fat and Eating Disorders Paper

Write a 350- to 700-word response that explains the associated health problems of the obesity epidemic and eating disorders. Address the following:

Describe body composition and the risks associated with excess body fat.

Assess factors that influence the obesity epidemic.

What are some health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder? Explain, from a physiological standpoint, how eating disorders may lead to health problems. Provide at least three examples to support your answer. 

Week 8 DQ 1

Food-borne illnesses may cause serious health problems. How are food-borne illnessescontracted? What are some ways you can protect yourself and others from food-borneillnesses at home? Provide three examples to support your answer

Week 8 DQ 2

Review the following Web sites to prepare for Discussion Question 2, performing a search using the key words hunger, poverty, and malnutrition for the first three Web sites:


http://www.who.int/en


http://www.unicef.org


http://www.un.org/summit/hunger.html


http://www.thp.org/what_we_do/program_overview/intro_video


Post your response to these questions: Undernutrition continues to be a chronic problem for many countries throughout the developing world. What are some of the health problems associated with undernutrition? Explain the cycle of malnutrition. Who does it impact? Explain your answer.

Week 9 Assignment 3-Day Exercise Activity Analysis

Use the physical activity tracker tool provided on https://www.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx to keep track of any physical activity you do over a 3-day period.

Use the registration instructions in Appendix B to set up an account with the SuperTracker website if you have not done so already.

Use the Physical Activity Tracker feature on the Web site as a reference to determine how many calories you burned during the 3-day period.

Write a 700- to 1050-word response in APA format addressing the following questions:

What are your current exercise habits?

According to SuperTracker results summary page, what were your credited minutes, total expended calories, physical activity score, and physical activity assessment results? Provide a screenshot of your results summary.

What everyday changes, if any, might you make to increase the amount of energy expended in your day-to-day activities?

What types and amounts of exercise would work best for you?

Can you perform these activities year-round? If not, suggest alternative activities and locations for inclement weather. 

Week 9 Final Project:Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan

Describe briefly a current health problem or nutritional need that you are experiencing, or ahealth or nutrition problem you can foresee experiencing because of your family history.

Develop a realistic nutrition and exercise plan to summarize in a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper. Useinsights from the MyPyramid Plan Web exercise, the Recommended Dietary Allowances,Recommended Dietary Intakes for your age group and gender, and information from readings.The plan must be plausible enough to be initiated within the next 30 days and continuedthroughout your life.

Include the following:

Identification of the health and nutrition problem that may be targeted

Four nutritional or physical exercise goals

Actions taken to meet each goal

Anticipated setbacks or difficulties and approaches for overcoming them

Outcomes by which to measure success

Evidence of the plan’s effectiveness in addressing the identified problem or need

Evaluation of potential health risks that may develop if the plan is not implemented

Address how your plan may be adjusted to fit your changing nutritional needs as a result of age, pregnancy (if applicable), or changes in physical capabilities.

Include information on physical activities, and how they may be altered to accommodatedifferent seasons of the year and changes in age.

Format your references according to APA standards.

Post your paper as an attachment

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