More Questions – April 2nd Blog – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2020

Diet Assignment is now due on Monday, April 6th, at 10 pm!

Comments on the Diet Assignment:

The diet assignment has been given to over 2,000 students since Spring 2017 and to maybe 8,000 students over 25 years. The questions in the word document have been pretty much the same over those years. The best results come when you choose a usual day like most days and make sure to put down all the foods you ate. Don’t pick a day where you were too busy to do the diary right. Then you find the foods in the data base and put in the correct amounts. When you get your results look at them and think about them. Then do the questions. Don’t try to rush through. Think about everything – macros, fiber, saturated fat, vitamins, and minerals! If you are unsure of anything, look it up in the text or on line. You can do it!



Questions on April 2, 2020

Exercise Assignment:

Hello!   I have a question about the Exercise Assignment, question 1 on the powerpoint questions slide. It asks for the average Kcal/hour burned during NEAT activities. How are we supposed to calculate this number? I cannot find a value for this on any slides. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
Answer: I would pick walking as your best approximate value.  Or, if you spend all day cleaning – find this on the Internet. Make sure you base it on your weight and sex.  Did you see the Table from the Textbook that I included?
Hint:   If you do structured exercise 3hr per a week: That is 3 hr.
Neat Exercise – add it up – it might be 2 hr per day = 2 7 = 14 hours; or 5 hours per day = 5*7= 35 hours per week. Don’t tell me you only do 4 hours NEAT per week because you need to add up all the hours you are doing regular activities at home. Joe Dixon
Follow-up comment: Yes I did see the table! I think I was confused as to what category to use, so I will use walking and maybe factor in cleaning. Thank you for your help!
Follow-up Answer: Great!!!!   Thanks for the question – many have this question!  Joe Dixon


Questions about Diet Assignment on April 2, 2020


Dr. Dixon, For breakfast I had a whole wheat everything bagel, however the program does not have   this specific. How should I go about it?   Best,
Answer: You need to find something similar and put it in – how much did it weigh? Go on websites and try to get something similar and then find it.  You have to try something.  Joe Dixon
Hi Professor Dixon!   I hope you are doing well! I am slightly confused about one of the results for my food analysis. For fluoride, it says by % DV is 0% but in the amount column, it says I had consumed 4.8 mg. I am confused about how this could be possible because the RDA for fluoride is around 3 mg/day when I searched it up? I attached a screenshot of it below. Thank you,
Answer: Please read the directions – go to Diet – What to hand in S2020 – it mentions fluoride!  Joe Dixon
Hi Professor Dixon,    I was wondering if copper counts as a mineral. When I looked online I only got responses that it is a metal/element found in minerals. Thank you.
Yes!  It is a mineral in the nutrition way of thinking.  Please look up in the textbook.  Choline is not a vitamin or mineral!  Don’t pick it.   Joe Dixon
Hi professor Dixon!!    I hope all is well! My name is ­­­­­_____________, I’m in your nutrition and health class. I’ve been having a few issues with the dietary assignment and checked the blog if maybe someone else had asked about it but I couldn’t find any, therefore I decided to email you.
I was able to calculate the Kcal from the Carbs, Protein, and fat but when I went to calculate the percentage from each and added them together I didn’t end up getting 100%. I’m not sure if that’s an issue or if I could just leave as it is. This is a screenshot of my calculations. Thank you very much!!
Answer: I said many times – just use the Kcal from fat, carbs, and protein!!!   You are only off by a little bit!  Why are you so worried about this?  Please finish the whole assignment and answer the questions the best you can.  Look at your whole diet!!    Do not miss sight of the forest for a few trees.  Be contemplative.  What could you do better.  Look at fiber intake etc.,etc.,etc…..    Joe Dixon

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