For this assignment you will determine your recommended calorie and food group intake based upon the MyPlate Eating Plan
PROJECT OBJECTIVES: By writing a paper assessing dietary intake for two days compared to
standards, students will practice and demonstrate:
The ability to conduct research
The ability to analyze data
Clear, coherent and succinct writing skills
For this assignment you will determine your recommended calorie and food group intake based upon the
MyPlate Eating Plan. Then, you will keep a 2-day food record and compare your intake to those
recommendations. You will use iProfile from Wiley Plus to perform your dietary assessment.
- For two days in a row, keep track of all of the foods and beverages that you consume as well as your
physical activity. You will need to pay attention to portion sizes, measuring when appropriate.
DO NOT CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS for these two days. Just eat as you normally would
and keep a record of what you eat and how much. That way, you will get an accurate record of your
- Once you have recorded the two days worth of intake, go to Wiley Plus.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the home screen and at the bottom is “Key Resources.”
- Click on the “iProfile” icon (picture of cross section of various citrus fruits.)
- Click on “Profile” at the top left of the screen. Create a new profile. Enter all of the necessary
information about your age, gender, height, weight, and physical activity status. Then click “Save
- Then, go to “Food Journal” at the top of the screen.
- Click on the correct date on the calendar and then begin to enter your food for that day. You will
enter all the food and beverages you consumed over the two days here. Under the area that says
“Search Foods/Recipes” enter the name of the food item, click “Search” and then choose the best
match for that particular food.
- Searching for foods can be challenging. While they are both “chicken,” there is a big
difference between fried chicken wings and a grilled skinless chicken breast. Choose the
foods from the list provided carefully.
- Realize that you may need to break foods down into their basic components in order to enter
them effectively (for example, turkey, cheese, bread, mayo, lettuce and tomato may need to
be entered individually instead of turkey sandwich).
- You will also need to pay attention to portion sizes and enter them correctly.
- Use the “Estimating Portion Sizes” tool at the upper right corner to help you.
- Once all of the foods are entered for Day 1, change the date on the calendar and enter all of your
food items for Day 2.
- Once both days have been entered, click on “Activity Journal.” Select the correct date and enter
your physical activity for the two days that you are keeping track of. If you do not have any physical
activity to enter, you can skip this step.
- Once all of your foods and activities have been entered, go to “Reports” at the top of the screen.
You will need to print the reports listed below. To print reports:
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