The primary goal of the lifestyle assignment is for students to understand how their everyday food choices and activities they engage affect their weight, health, and overall well-being. You will be evaluated in how well you personalize and incorporate knowledge obtained during this course to assess your current health, make an educated prognosis about your future health and well-being, and propose changes to maintain and promote wellness, as well as prevent disease.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY: Record 5-days’ worth of all your food intake, drinks, and activities. Evaluate your recordings using the My Diet Analysis tool and begin to write your assignment by incorporating concepts and knowledge gained from the following chapters: wellness, psychological health, nutrition, exercise, weight management, cardiovascular health, and cancer. Reflect on your current diet and activity level, and finally put together a personal food and activity plan by making sure it is feasible based on your lifestyle, budget, and habits. Your revised plan should promote overall wellness and longevity.
STUDENT REPORT: There are three different parts to this assignment. You will create reports using MyDiet Analysis Tool. You will need to insert those reports to your assignment. You will need to download the following reports: Actual Intake-vs-Recommended MyFoodList My Plate Energy Balance You will write a 4-page paper, evaluating your lifestyle. Your written assignment needs to cover the following: Describe yourself and your lifestyle (sex, height, current weight, and activity level) Describe your diet and activity level based on the recorded information Do you see any patterns? For example. Are you eating enough fruits and are you getting an adequate amount of nutrients based on your nutritional needs for your age group? Why did you choose these foods? (Do you live on campus? Do you live with your parents? Or you simply prefer the flavor of certain foods). Explain. What are your main obstacles as a student to adhere to a healthy lifestyle (hurried lifestyle, availability of foods, cost, etc.) If you continue eating and exercising as you do where do you see yourself in 20 years from now (refer to the nutrition, exercise, weight management, cardiovascular and cancer chapter) Based on your observations what could you change and why? Provide a revised food/exercise plan (for one day only) that will promote life-long wellness in a table format. Pay attention to the portion you are suggesting. You may want to read your recommendations under My Diet Analysis.
Written Assignment FORMATTING: Your papers will be typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins all around and submitted online. Save your assignment as YourLastNameFirst Initial_HLED/PubH100_LifestylePaper Example: HalkiaG_HLED/PubH100_LifestylePaper Make sure your papers are free of grammatical and spelling errors —- you will be graded on this. Your paper will consist of and cover the following: Note: When writing your assignment, you need to be very specific and not make general statements such as “if I continue eating the way I do I see myself being overweight.” You need to talk about specific nutrients, calories, sodium intake, and fat content and fat type of your diet as well as specific diseases that you might be prone to due to either genetics or your lifestyle, and how all that can forecast your future. For your assignment, you are not required to list each vitamin or micronutrient found on each food item consumed, but you should have a basic understanding of what you are eating, and if it satisfies your daily nutrient and calorie requirement (The Diet Analysis Tool will help with that). Lifestyle Assignment Rubric Required Elements Points Formatting Separate Cover Page · Must include a unique title, name, ID, class, year and instructor’s name (2 points). Essay · Double spaced with a minimum of 4 pages of written text, and references to cite appropriate text chapters or any other source you used to evaluate your lifestyle (2 points). Correct Spelling and grammar (2 points). Format 12 pt. font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins all around (2 points). Tables/Reports · Organized and easy to read (2 points). 10 pts total Essay Content Detailed description of yourself and your lifestyle (sex, height, current weight, and activity level) (5 points). Detailed description of your diet and activity level based on the recorded information (5 points). Observations of dietary and activity patterns (5 points) Justification and analysis of existing lifestyle choices (5 points). Addressing obstacles to adhering or maintaining a healthy lifestyle (5 points). Specific predictions about future health outcomes (cite appropriate chapters) (10 points). Propose feasible changes to improve or maintain physical health and well-being (5 points). 40 pts total
Tables/Reports · Report #1 – Provide a copy of the four reports requested (5 points). · Table #2 – Modified food plan is feasible and customized to address individual needs (take your height, desired weight, and sex in to considerations). For example, proposing an 800-calorie diet and you are a male, 6’ tall does not make sense. Do not just add foods to fill out the table. Think about portions and consider your activity level (5 points). 10 pts total Miscellaneous · Late submissions · Each quotation mark · Authenticity of your work (Use Turnitin to check). Please explore the turnitin website:http://turnitin.com/ Deductions -5 points for 24-hours after 5:00 p.m. No acceptance after 24 hours. -5 Turnitin 6-10% -10 >11% Score of 0 on paper