Nutrition through the Lifecycle

Choose from one of the following scenarios for your final project.

 

  1. Using MyPlate, design a day’s menu for a 5 year old boy or girl that loves to play soccer. Next, revise that menu for the same boy or girl at 15 years old. Finally, revise that menu for the same man or woman at 80 years old that now no longer play soccer but leads an active life.
  2. Using MyPlate, design a day’s menu for a 5 year old boy or girl that loves to draw. Next, revise that menu for the same boy or girl at 15 years old. Finally, revise that menu for a sedentary man or woman at 80 years old.

C. Using MyPlate, design a day’s menu for an 8 year old boy or girl that is a competitive ice skater. Next, revise that menu for the same boy or girl at 16 years old who is still competing in ice skating at the national level. Finally, revise that menu for the same man or woman at 70 years old who still skates every day.

 

Please enter your menu for the selected scenario in the following tables following the example provided below.  Be sure to indicate specific food items (eg, bread) and the amount (2 slices).  Then, indicate the number of exchanges in each of the food groups for the food item (eg, 2 grains). If it is a mixed food item, like spaghetti and meatballs, enter the pasta and the meatballs in the appropriate food group columns (see the example below).  You may choose not to use all snacks, and do not have to use all of the food groups at each meal or snack, unless you so choose.  Make sure to refer to the appropriate MyPlate diagrams in the text to determine the nutritional needs for the scenario that you choose.

 

Which scenario did you choose?  Please put an X before the scenario.

__X_  1.  Soccer

___  2.  Drawing

___  3.  Skater

 

___ Male  ___ Female

 

 

Age X

Meals

Food Item

Amount

Grain

Vegetables

Fruits

Dairy

Protein

ExampleBread, white2 pieces2
 Spaghetti and meatballs2 cups spaghetti

½ cup sauce

2, 1oz meatballs

412

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the total MyPlate recommendations for the scenario selected above at age 5?

Grains

Vegetables

Fruits

Dairy

Protein

3

2

2

2

65

 

Age 5 Meals

Food Item

Amount

Grains

Vegetables

Fruits

Dairy

Protein

Breakfast

Homemade muffin22    

Milk2 cups   22

Apple1  2  

       

Snack

       

Lunch

Tofu1    2

fish1     

Lemon juice2     

Vegetable soup  2   

Snack

       

Dinner

Turkey¼ plate    1/4

Potato chips¼ plate1/4    

Bacon2, 1 oz    2

       

       

Snack

       

Daily Total

       

 

 

 

What are the total MyPlate recommendations for the scenario selected above at age 15?

Grains

Vegetables

Fruits

Dairy

Protein

5

4

4

5

8

 

Age 15 Meals

Food Item

Amount

Grains

Vegetables

Fruits

Dairy

Protein

Breakfast

Oat meal½ plate1/2   2

Rice1 cup     

Milk2 cups   2 

       

Snack

       

Lunch

Grilled ham1, 2oz    1

Cheese sandwich2 slices1    

1 sliced orange1  1  

       

Snack

       

Dinner

Rice½ cup1/22   

Cooked vegetables1 cup     

Yoghurt½ cup    1/2

       

       

Snack

       

Daily Total

       

 

 

What are the total MyPlate recommendations for the scenario selected above at age 80?

Grains

Vegetables

Fruits

Dairy

Protein

5

1

2

4

5

 

Age 80 Meals

Food Item

Amount

Grains

Vegetables

Fruits

Dairy

Protein

Breakfast

Milk2 cups   22

Cheese sandwich3 slices3    

1 apple1 piece  1  

       

Snack

       

Lunch

Chicken1 drumstick    1

Spaghetti1 cup1    

Orange juice2 cups  1  

       

Snack

       

Dinner

Potato Chips½ plate1/2    

Fish½ plate    1/2

Vegetable Soup1 cup 1   

       

       

Snack

       

Daily Total

       

References:

 

Lewis, C. (2011). My Food Plan: A Guide to Making Wise Choices as you Create Your Own Menu. New York: Routledge.

Mayo Clinic. (2010). The Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat well. Enjoy Life. Lose weight. New York: Good Books.

 

 

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