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Food and Nutritional Sciences

Busy Family

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Essential Questions

What are influences on food choice and nutrition practices?

Engagement Scenario

“Busy Family Nutrition Counseling Challenge”

Your team is to advise a family of five with a plan for healthier eating considering all the influences in their life. This must be a well thought out, feasible, and sustainable plan. This challenge starts after your company’s “presentation to the PTA.”

Congratulations! Your presentation to the parents at the PTA meeting was very well received and many families are considering nutritional counseling by your company. One family that was particularly impressed has emailed you. This will begin the process of providing them nutritional counseling which must have various aspects to be effective.  This job, however, should not be taken lightly. The consequences of giving nutritional guidance are serious, and can lead to very important health changes. For this reason, the nutrition and dietetic professionals in the state of Nebraska are some of the most experienced and capable. (Nutritionist-World.com) Your company, being part of the state’s nutrition field, will have to provide a comprehensive plan for the family.

The plan must include:

            PHASE 1- A current analysis of the family’s nutritional choices

  • factors that influence these choices
  • patterns of eating
  • nutritional consequences of choices – Calories, fat, sodium, fiber, cholesterol

PHASE 2- Suggest specific changes for more nutritional benefits

  • How to make healthier choices with their current patterns of eating specifically addressing fat, sodium, fiber, and cholesterol.

PHASE 3- Counseling and education for permanent change- suggestions to change influences of current unhealthy choices.

  • Change factors that are influencing poor nutrition choices
  • Develop a weekly menu
  • Educate about all the benefits of better planning for nutritious eating.

Your team will prepare one presentation that has each PHASE represented. You will present this in the end as if you are counseling the Busy family in various stages of change over a time period not just one sitting. Good luck on this challenging project!

Unit Overview

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Videos

Day 2 - DSA: Dietitian vs. Nutritionist

Day 3 - So You Want To Be A Dietitian and Nutritionist