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How to do a diet analysis project

New Spring Semester greetings! Hope the DGA resources shared in a previous post are helpful as you update and integrate the new guidelines into your course. As the new semester resumes the first project I assign is "Analyze My Diet".  Below is an excerpt from the project overview including an option for students for whom tracking of their daily intake is not appropriate.   I opt to have students track three days of intake using the attached log (by hand or on computer) before entering food and beverages into the AMD analysis tool through Launchpad. They upload their food logs and their AMD Combination Report for 25 of the 100 points. The remaining 75 points include 5 points for the tutorial and 5 points for each of the AMD activities (14 of these). If helpful, here's that excerpt and food record attached!  As always, feel free to reach out to me with questions or input - 

Project 1 Dietary monitoring and analysis project
For this Analyze My Diet (AMD) project, students will keep a three-day food intake record that tracks food and beverage intake as well as other factors that play a role in eating behavior and food choice. The first part of the project will utilize an online nutrient and dietary analysis program through Launchpad to analyze dietary composition of key nutrients and compare to established recommended standards. After completing a short tutorial and using reports generated from the analysis, students will then complete online activities through Launchpad online media.  Activity due dates align with coverage of topics addressed over the course of the semester.  Students will be graded on the assignment completion and correctness not the adequacy of their individual intake. Note: closely monitoring personal food intake may not be appropriate for some students; please contact Professor Pope to discuss confidential, alternative arrangements.

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