# 2024 – NutritionCalc Vitamins in Your Diet 1 A Using the percent intake on the Bar Graph Report list the 3

Assignment – 2024

## NutritionCalc: Vitamins in Your Diet

1. A) Using the percent intake on the Bar Graph Report, list the 3 VITAMINS (not minerals) that you were LOWEST in and include the PERCENTAGE that you consumed (compared to recommendations).  B) Using your textbook, list a SPECIFIC food source that is especially high in each vitamin that you’re currently including in your diet OR that you’re willing to incorporate.  Please do not duplicate food items or use the ones provided in the example. Example: Vitamin E (36%) = Flaxseed, Vitamin D (55%) = Fish, Vitamin C (92%) = Strawberries(3 points)

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2. A) Using the percent intake on the Bar Graph Report, list the 3 VITAMINS (not minerals) that you were HIGHEST in and include the PERCENTAGE that you consumed (compared to recommendations).  B) Using your textbook, list a SPECIFIC food source that is especially high in each vitamin that you’re currently including in your diet OR that you’re willing to incorporate.  Please do not duplicate food items or use the ones provided in the example.  Example: Vitamin B12 (229%) = Milk, Riboflavin (220%) = Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, Folate (208%) = Spinach(3 points)

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3. Refer to your Spreadsheets Report (A-RAE (mcg) Column).  List a food source from your list that provided VITAMIN A.  B) Write a sentence or two that highlights an INTERESTING fact or body function about VITAMIN A that you didn’t know before taking this class.  FYI – The next 9 questions ask you the same thing regarding other vitamins.  Be sure that your answers are UNIQUE, specific, varied, and substantial.  DON’T give the same type of answer for each one or say “It functions as a coenzyme for energy metabolism” for all of the B-Vitamins.  (1 point)

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4. Refer to your Spreadsheets Report (D-mcg (mcg) Column). List a food source from your list that provided VITAMIN D.  B) Write a sentence or two that highlights an interesting fact or body function about VITAMIN D that you didn’t know before taking this class.  (1 point)

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5. Refer to your Spreadsheets Report (E-Toco (mg) Column). List a food source from your list that provided VITAMIN E.  B) Write a sentence or two that highlights an interesting fact or body function about VITAMIN E that you didn’t know before taking this class.  (1 point)

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6. Refer to your Spreadsheets Report (B1 (mg) Column). List a food source from your list that provided THIAMIN (B1).  B) Write a sentence or two that highlights an interesting fact or body function about THIAMIN (B1) that you didn’t know before taking this class.  (1 point)

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7. Refer to your Spreadsheets Report (B2 (mg) Column). List a food source from your list that provided RIBOFLAVIN (B2).  B) Write a sentence or two that highlights an interesting fact or body function about RIBOFLAVIN (B2) that you didn’t know before taking this class.  (1 point)

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8. Refer to your Spreadsheets Report (B3 (mg) Column). List a food source from your list that provided NIACIN (B3).  B) Write a sentence or two that highlights an interesting fact or body function about NIACIN (B3) that you didn’t know before taking this class.  (1 point)

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9. Refer to your Spreadsheets Report (B6 (mg) Column). List a food source from your list that provided VITAMIN B6.  B) Write a sentence or two that highlights an interesting fact or body function about VITAMIN B6 that you didn’t know before taking this class.  (1 point)

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10. Refer to your Spreadsheets Report (Fola (mcg) Column). List a food source from your list that provided FOLATE.  B) Write a sentence or two that highlights an interesting fact or body function about FOLATE that you didn’t know before taking this class.  (1 point)

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11. Refer to your Spreadsheets Report (B12 (mcg) Column). List a food source from your list that provided VITAMIN B12.  B) Write a sentence or two that highlights an interesting fact or body function about VITAMIN B12 that you didn’t know before taking this class.  (1 point)

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12.Refer to your Spreadsheets Report (C (mg) Column).  List a food source from your list that provided VITAMIN C.  B) Write a sentence or two that highlights an interesting fact or body function about VITAMIN C that you didn’t know before taking this class.  (1 point)

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13. Dateline (NBC News) recently did a 3-part story on supplements (The Hansen Files: Supplements).  This news clip explores the potential dangers of unregulated nutritional products and highlights precautions to take.  Watch AT LEAST ONE of the following clips (copy and paste the URL address into a new browser window).  For your answer, indicate which part(s) you WATCHED (#1, #2, #3) and write a summary about what you learned or found interesting.  Be SPECIFIC.  What’s your opinion about supplements?  Why?  Your answer needs to be at least 4 lines long.  (2 points)

PART 1 – DATELINE (‘The Hansen Files’: Supplements) – 7:00 Minutes
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/dateline/46786929#46786929

PART 2 – DATELINE (‘The Hansen Files’: Supplements) – 7:00 Minutes
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/dateline/46786929#46786959

PART 3 – DATELINE (‘The Hansen Files’: Supplements) – 8:00 Minutes
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/dateline/46786929#46786989

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14. A) Evaluate your intake of vitamins.  Are you consuming more or less than you realized?  What are the BEST food sources of vitamins in your diet right now?  Are you getting enough or too much?  Do you take a multivitamin or other supplement?  Why or why not?  B) Identify at least one SPECIFIC and measurable improvement in regards to your vitamin intake that you’re willing to make starting this week.  A measurable goal usually has numbers and/or a time frame in it (Example: “I currently take a Vitamin C tablet every day (1,000 mg).   My goal this week is work down to HALF of that amount (by cutting my tablet in half or taking it every other day).  Since I’ve supplemented with Vitamin C for so long, I realize that I need to do this gradually to prevent “Rebound Scurvy”).  (2 points)

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