The APN and other primary care providers (PCPs) have a crucial role in meeting the goals for obesity prevention. The APN and PCPs are bound to make morally and ethically sound decisions in health care to influence the needs of the patients. Hence, they need to expand their roles from the usual practice of measuring patients’ height and weight to calculate BMI, growth, and development of their patients. Other helpful roles would include advocacy, modeling healthful behaviors, and counseling individuals and families in community obesity treatment and prevention initiatives. In advocacy, the APN support and campaign publicly for policy changes such as funding for obesity prevention research and social marketing to encourage healthy food choices and behaviors (Vine, Hargreaves, Briefel, & Orfield,
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.
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
I am seeking a dietetic internship at California State University Fresno, to continue my journey in dietetics. At first, obtaining a college education meant more than just assuring a better future but breaking the chain in a long line of poverty and illiteracy. As my mother was a single parent and immigrant to the United States with less than a first grade education, her desire to have a better life for me has always been present. Being a first generation Mexican-American and the first in my family to graduate college, I consider myself privileged to have the opportunities my parents never had. Although, I did not know it at the time, my journey in dietetics started after high school. I was fortunate at such a young age to work in a convalescent home as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). While caring for the residents, I discovered an innate need to care for others. I gained as much from them as they did from me. As a CNA, I
As the world evolves the focus on children and their health continues to be placed on the back burner. Child obesity is at an all time high, yet the worlds focus is to come out with another TV show, another computer game, another fast food restaurant. As a physician assistant, it would be my life goal to educate the children and families on the immediate and life long dangers of continuing a life of no exercise and intake of high fat foods. These communities need a physician who understands that the drive thru is a way of life because each parent works two jobs and time together is limited. They need a physician who understands and is able to compile treatment plans that truly work with their situation, not just a plan that would suit any patient. Preventive care will cut down on overall healthcare spending by warding off diseases that strain the economy and work production. PAs believe strongly in patient education for better
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.
The researchers will be asked to attend into an effectively settled afterschool project to advance another nutrition structure in the programming. The experts will go to the after-school program exercises for a while prior to implementing the intervention to learn about the program and capacity of the after-school system, to build trust, and to work cooperatively with the staff to plan proper lessons. The goal of the nutrition intervention is to enhance dietary self-adequacy, and SCT will help in providing the theoretical structure to the study. The activities are based on the 4 major sources of efficacy expectations: performance accomplishments, vicarious experience, verbal persuasion, and emotional arousal. Lessons will be centered around exposing
This is my first year at Brigham Young University and I declared my major as Pre- Dietetics. Interested in Dietetics as I am, however, I still want to challenge myself with Nursing. The major is intensive itself and highly competitive. If I am qualified for the rigorous Nursing program, I would graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after four years of college. If not, I would pursue a bachelor degree in Dietetics and after that I would go for a master degree in the field. I would like to work for a nursing home or a hospital if there is an opportunity, since I like helping people in need, especially those on poor health condition.
During my two years as an RN clinic supervisor, part of my role was to perform patient education regarding diabetes and childhood obesity. I got the opportunity to educate and learn from a diverse group of patients; children and adults of all ages, education levels and socioeconomic backgrounds. I took pride in the ability to impact their thinking as it related to their health and life in general. I was careful to explain their condition and provide tangible and systematic processes to empower them to improve their
Since we have been learning about nutrition in class, our task was to record a food log. Nutrition requires a well-balanced diet containing nutrient and vitamins like amino acids and fatty acids. Over the past seven days I have been recording and have been looking very carefully at my intake of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and fats. In our task, the objective was to record the basic foods we ate during the period of seven, but it did not require recording every single detail or our intake of food. Doing this food log was a pain and it was disturbing because I never wrote about what I ate like breakfast, lunch, dinner, or additional meals. I found this food log useful because it helped me learn what I
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.
From a young age, I have always wanted to know how and why the things around me work. Science was one of my more well-liked subjects throughout my schooling years. I am able to excel in these subjects because I have developed a strong interest in them and I enjoy the process of learning new things. I have always wanted to go to university to study a science-based subject. While browsing through the variety of courses available in your university, I came across "Food Science" and it caught my attention. That was when I knew it would be the right course for me.
We are required to obtain certain amount of nutrients from food. Food can simply divide into 2 groups, macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients composition. Both of the groups mentioned do affect the metabolism rate. According to Hulbert and Else, dietary fatty acid will affect the metabolism rate and some of the polyunsaturated fatty acid will increase the metabolism rate (1999). Meanwhile, different kinds of animals have their own unique requirement for macro-nutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates and fat. Moreover, most of the food intake is driven by achieving the required protein intake. Animals on a low protein diet will over eat carbohydrates and fat until the protein requirement has been satisfied. If this case
Nutrition is important to understand because it is a significant contributor to the health and wellness of a human being. Nutrition can determine the weight of a person, the performance of organs and the body’s ability to prevent or accelerate certain diseases. Health and nutrition can be influenced by several factors such as family, friends, peers as well as physical and mental stress. As a young child, the immediate family is the biggest influence on nutrition because they are the first role models and establish the initial habits that the individual will develop. Through daily meal plans given to children, they can develop a standard of care in regard to nutrition and then incorporate key food groups into their daily diet. A child’s