As I was growing up I never paid attention to my diet until I was pregnant of my fist child. It was when I started thinking about my child and myself because my mom had gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with me. I took seriously my health and as soon as I found out I was pregnant I told my health care provider my genetic predisposition and he order a glucose fasting test. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when I was two month of gestation. I was not surprise with the results because I know that diabetes runs in my family. Since that day I was commitment to change my health. It is here where the health team plays an important role; to me it was a big impact in my life.
In this assignment I will be choosing and describing a service user for my case study and I’m going to explain how some factors such as medical disorders, life style and many more may have influenced their dietary intake. Due to the data protection I will not be using their real name.
Proper nutrition is important in maintaining a long and healthy life. Most Americans are rushed due to their busy work schedules, and do not take the time to plan their diets properly. Like me, most Americans are unaware of the importance of eating a healthy diet and consume too many foods without the proper nutrients. Throughout my life I have been fortunate. I have not had any major health problems, and have been able to consume most foods without having to worry about gaining weight. These last two years, however, I started to gain weight and have become concerned with my diet. Changing my poor eating habits has been difficult for me, however, having this assignment has taught me that it is not as difficult as I previously
Many Americans are suffering from nutrition issues. There are approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents aged 2-19 years that are obese (CDC). The proper health and nutrition for children is very critical to their growth and development. The media and its promotion of junk food is one way that affects obese children. Within this paper, I will discuss the long and short term impacts of obesity on children, their growth and development, describe a specific child who is affected by obesity, and give three ways to combat obesity that involves collaboration among schools, families, and communities.
To begin with, the specifics will include encouragement from our parents as well as myself to help her make healthier choices with meals. Further, as a team, we will purchase the different variety of fruits and vegetables so she has alternative options, and we will all partake with her in eating healthier as well. Provided that, a measurable intake will play the main role for this, I researched the average daily intake of servings of fruit and vegetables for her age. Next, I will get my parents to agree upon helping me motivate her in wanting to eat a better balance of foods. For this purpose, of encouraging her in eating good nutrition to better her lifestyle, is indeed a realistic goal to be met. Lastly, the time bound for this project will be for 30 days starting February 1st through March 1st and I will conduct weekly evaluations to keep track of her progress. As a final point, my team will develop action strategies, in which we will use as our project management approach because the ability to conceptualize, organize and outline projects is a critical skill for organizational
My goal for this project was to strictly reduce the number of soft drinks I was in-taking. I chose this as my goal because I considered myself to drink too many sodas, even my family members pointed it out. My target behavior was to reduce the consumption of soft drinks each week. I was going to change my diet and I needed the support of my friends and family to successfully reach my goal. I told my friends and family about the upcoming project and asked for their help. My friends and family were very supportive of me during the period of this project. Every time we went out to eat they always reminded me that I set a goal to stop drinking soft drinks. Even if I was just at home and opened the fridge, my siblings or parents would jump right on me about drinking sodas. The biggest suggestion they gave me was that every time I craved soda, to choose an alternative. Through my journey in accomplishing this goal, I expected many changes. The way I felt about my body changed, I experienced less gas, burping, and lost weight.
In my Diet Journal, I recorded all the food I ate over the weekend with the best accuracy I could attempt to do. But one of the factors that made my food diary inaccurate was that I couldn’t find every detail and percentage of fat, carbohydrates, and proteins in everything I ate. Also, all of the amounts and servings were approximations, not exact amounts. I was able to record everything I ate, but accuracy may have been affected by estimations and sources. The calorie intake I had over the three day period ranged from 1900-2500 calories. This was over my 1800 BMR, due to the food choices and fluctuation in diet.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT HISTORY: Ms. Glass related she has been of normal weight until her first child was born at age 32. Beginning early in life, she would feel feelings of nausea or stomach upset, and then eat to feel better. Ms. Glass related she continues to do this when feeling slight physical discomfort. In her childhood home, she was required to eat all on her plate and there was a significant amount of fried foods and sweets offered in the home. In one of her marriages, she had to make corn bread or biscuits at least once to twice per day. She stated the reason for gaining significant weight is her tendency toward snack foods and sweets. Ms. Glasses' triggers to eat are: stress eating, eating when she is sleepy and also tends to eat as an activity. Ms. Glass has attempted counting calories, Weight Watchers, the Atkins diet, low carbohydrate diets and exercise. Most successful for her has been calorie counting and Adkins losing 20 to 50 pounds with a one year maintenance period. Her problem foods are fast foods and sweets.
My health goal was to change my eating habits. I chose this goal because I have a bad habit of not eating as well as I should. Although I usually do not eat fast food, I eat a lot of carbs. I was raised in an Italian family so macaroni and pizza are my two worst enemies. I figured that if I used this project to get rid of my bad eating habits, I would have an easier time eating healthy after this class ends. Before starting the project I realized that there will be challenges, but this project was not meant to be simple. If behavior change was simple, then anyone would be able to change behavior whenever they wanted to.
To determine the level of my fiber intake from a 3 day sample of my diet, I performed a Prospective Diet Analysis. On average, I consumed 22.3 grams of fiber, just missing the recommendation of 25 grams. Coherent to the findings of the related studies, my cholesterol intake decreased and by the third day totaled 124.5 mg, which relates to 42% of the Daily Recommended Intake of 300 mg.
In life, many people participate in various daily events and activities that help them enjoy being who they are. People may enjoy getting together with friends, going to the mall, going to an amusement park or simply finding relaxation in nature. However, a big part of everyone’s life is of course eating and many people find pleasure in doing so. Eating is a very enjoyable and delectable must for everyone but should be done so, like everything in life, in a smart and intelligent way. Being smart and perceptive when eating is a large part of nutrition.
Course Description and Content: Incorporates principles of human nutrition, essential nutrients, nutritional needs of different age groups, and nutrition research. Focuses on the relationship between nutrition, physical fitness, lifestyle, and health, with supporting emphases on consumer awareness, evaluation of nutrition information, eating disorders, and the importance of a balanced, varied diet.