Essay on Diet

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NUT2040: Introduction to Nutrition
Diet Analysis Project 1: MyPyramid Analysis and Macronutrient Analysis (100 points)

Introduction to Overall Diet Analysis Project
The Diet Analysis Project is divided into 3 projects due throughout the semester. The entire project is worth 200 points – Project 1 is worth 100 points, Project 2 is worth 35 points, and Project 3 is worth 65 points. The goal of the Diet Analysis Project is for you to understand your typical dietary habits in order to learn how you can improve your eating habits to benefit your health. To do this you will keep a 3-day food record and then analyze your diet by entering the data into an online software program called MyDietAnalysis. You will use the same 3-day food record
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If you experience any unusual circumstances that prevent you from consuming your typical diet, you should wait until you are back in your average daily routine to complete this section of the project. However, this is not a valid excuse for submitting Project 1 after the due date.
· Please do NOT enter your physical activities under “Activity Tracker”.
· Please do NOT include vitamin/mineral/herbal supplements in the data entry.

Data entry.
· Log on to If you are logging on after the first time, click on “Log In” in the Returning Users section. On the next screen, you will be asked to enter your username and password.
· Click on the “Diet Tracker” tab on the top navigation bar and then select Day 1.
· Enter foods into the SEARCH box and select the foods from the list that most closely match those eaten.
· Enter foods eaten for the first day, making certain to note serving sizes and quantities (see below for serving size guidelines).
· Avoid selecting units in the metric system. If the default serving size is metric (kilogram, gram, etc.), click on the pop-up menu to select a different unit for serving size.
· Select the appropriate MEAL as well. This will allow you to see how your food intake is distributed throughout the day.
· NOTE: Not all foods will be found. Find the food in the database that most closely matches that which you

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