According to epidemiologic evidence, which group in the US consumes more added sugar, adults or children and adolescents?

Nutrition/Dietary
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What was the purpose of the study?

2. According to epidemiologic evidence, which group in the US consumes more added sugar, adults or children and adolescents?

3. Did the authors use an ad libitum dietary approach or controlled intervention to achieve the goals of the study?

4. What was the purpose of taking 24-h serial blood collections at baseline (i.e., the beginning of the study) and during the intervention?

5. Were participants recruited specifically for this study or were they a subgroup from a larger study?

6. Why do you think individuals with diabetes were excluded from participating in this study? Use what you have learned from our readings and discussion, as well as some “digging” on your own about carbohydrates and diabetes, to provide a possible answer.

7. The authors observed a linear dose-response increase in certain factors associated with CVD risk.
(a) What is a linear dose-response?
(b) Which factors were not significant after making statistical adjustments (i.e., correction for multiple comparisons)?

Write a personal statement outlining your qualifications and experiences that demonstrate your suitability to become a public health nutritionist.

Public health in nutrition
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Professional Development Portfolio

1a Write a personal statement outlining your qualifications and experiences that demonstrate your suitability to become a public health nutritionist. Highlight core requirements of the role such as organisation, communication, project planning skills, etc. look at relevant job specifications to help develop the key information you need to demonstrate in the application. (700 words)
[Here you are advised to use the AFN (Association For Nutrition) competency requirement to form your personal statements and state what motivated you to study public health in nutrition as a course of study in your master program& write how you hope to acquire the AFN requirements.]

Reflective learning journal
2a The ability to work effectively with other people is a demand of everyday life.
Throughout professional and academic life there will be times when contributing to certain tasks within a group will contribute to the success overall. The ability to establish effective working relationships and interactive skills are highly transferrable skills.
Using Belbin approach, discuss models of reflection and learning, critically evaluating team working and group dynamics including consideration to the factors that may contribute to or impede the success of a group (450 words & highly referenced).
Using Belbin what role do you usually or naturally play? What are the defining features of this role? How close do feel these features are to your personality in a team environment and also in general based on your undergraduate or/and post graduate experience so far? 450 words.

List the major factors that influence the recovery of a sick child.

Planning Nutrition Therapy for a Complex Pediatric Patient
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Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

List the major factors that influence the recovery of a sick child.
Explain three methods of improving nutrient intake in a pediatric patient with a chronic disease.
Course outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

NS335-5: Design a realistic and therapeutic meal plan for a patient with a severe food allergy or disease that prohibits certain types of foods or nutrients.

GEL-8.3: Formulate a logical solution to a problem.

Discuss whether the nutritional intake of the male fails to meet, meets or exceeds the dietary reference values for each component. Consider what the long term health effects may be where a deficiency or excess is identified if this pattern of consumption continued .

Nutritional Composition Report
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1. Data is provided in the table below to enable you to calculate the specific nutrient values for each component used in the recipe given below for the chicken curry (which was prepared in the food technology practical for one person).
Energy kcals Protein (g) Total fat (g) S/ fat(g) CHO (g) Iron (mg) Sodium (mg) NSP (g)
Diced chicken 106 | 24 | 1.1 | 0.3 | 0 | 0.5 | 60 | 0
Chopped onion 36 |1.2 | 0.2| Tr |7.9 | 0.3| 3 | 1.4
Curry paste 283 | 4.8 |24.6 |1.8 |9.1| 12.8 |1370 |10.7
Plain yogurt 79 |5.7 |3.0 |1.7 |7.8 |0.1 |80 |0
Tinned chopped tomatoes 16 |1 |0.1 |Tr |3 |0.4 |39 |0.7
Oil 899 |Tr |99.9 |14.3 |0 |0.4 |Tr |0
Coriander – – – – – – – –
Basmati rice 359 | 7.4 |0.5 |N |79.8 |1.3| N|N

Data from ‘McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods’ 6th summary edition FSA, Microdiet software and manufacturer’s labels. There are no entries for coriander as the amount of nutrient in the above categories would be non-existent or virtually non-existent.
Note that the values given above are for 100g edible portion. (Tr = trace; N = the nutrient is present in significant quantities but there is no reliable information on the amount)

Chicken curry recipe:

150g diced chicken
60g chopped onion
45g curry paste
50g plain yogurt
200 g tinned tomatoes
7g oil
0.5g coriander
70g raw basmati rice

Tabulate your results to show the nutritional content of the recipe provided
20 marks
2. This table accurately reflects the nutrient content of a day’s dietary intake for a twenty five year old male (only some nutrients shown).
Energy kcals Protein(g) Fat(g) Saturated fat (g) Carbo-hydrate (g) Fibre (g) Sodium (mg)
Break-fast 691.2 | 19.3 |15.6 |4.3 |118.4 |2.4 |1030
Lunch 668.4 |17.5 |24.4 | 5.4 |94.7 | 3.3 |676
Evening Meal 902.7 |43.7 |40.3 |14.9 |91.3 | 7.1 |1199
Snacks 493.2 | 6.8 |22.0 |6.4 |67.0 |4.0 |515

a) Using a tabulated format copy the table above and include the correct dietary reference values for a twenty five year old male for comparison. 15 Marks

b) Discuss whether the nutritional intake of the male fails to meet, meets or exceeds the dietary reference values for each component. Consider what the long term health effects may be where a deficiency or excess is identified if this pattern of consumption continued . 35 Marks

3. List ten factors which are recognized as influencing a person’s food choices.
10 Marks

4. What is meant by the term ‘a balanced meal’? 5 marks

5. The principles of healthy eating have been discussed thoroughly in class,
a) What are the tips for eating well? 5 marks

b) Describe the ‘eat well plate’ and its purpose? 10 marks

Please include a word count, remember information provided in tables, headings, references etc are not included in the word count.

Name and describe the major clinical complications in the final stage of AIDS and explain how these complications profoundly compromise a patient’s nutritional status.

Nutritional side effects from cancer and HIV
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Instructions: Review the following case study patient details
Mr. W is a 25-year-old male who was in a drug rehabilitation program last year. He has been admitted to the hospital with a history of weight loss, weakness, and intractable diarrhea. His height is 70 inches and his weight has dropped from 180 lbs. to 110 lbs. He is also suffering from fever and night sweats. Physical examination reveals swollen lymph glands, tongue lesions of herpes simplex and ulcers in the perianal region. Further tests indicated depressed T-cell levels and the presence of Pneumocystis carinii. He was tested for HIV infection and the blood test for HIV infection antibodies was positive.
While in the hospital he developed several other symptoms: anorexia, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea, and fecal incontinence. His temperature was 103°F (39.8°C) and was treated with antibiotics to which he did not respond. The amount of diarrhea increased markedly, necessitating intravenous hydration. He developed esophageal candiasis and a duodenal infection.
The patient did not tolerate a soft diet or nutritional supplements, continued to lose weight, and had severe anorexia, abdominal cramping, and bloating. Nutritional assessment was deficient in all aspects, showing a decreased BMI, decreased muscle mass, and depleted total protein and serum albumin.
1. In which stage of HIV infection would you categorize Mr. W?
2. Name and describe the major clinical complications in the final stage of AIDS and explain how these complications profoundly compromise a patient’s nutritional status.
3. What should be the goal of nutritional therapy based on assessment data and the patient’s history?

NS335
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4. Utilize your critical thinking skills to determine the most appropriate route of feeding to administer nutrition support. Defend your choice with evidence from the patient description and the knowledge you have gained regarding alternative feeding routes.
5. Working with patients who have HIV can include a number of sensitive issues, including patient confidentiality, integrity and ethical issues, and social responsibility. Explain how you would deal with these issues as you attend to Mr. W.
6. List several nutritional supplements that might be used to alleviate some of Mr. W’s symptoms and increase his caloric intake when he is able to tolerate a diet again.
7. Write a Nutrition Care Plan/Chart note on the HIV patient that addresses the patient’s current clinical situation. Write this note as though you were a nutrition professional caring for this patient in a hospital setting. Please refer to Table 11-3 and 11-4 in your textbook for information on the ADIME chart note process. Requirements Paper format: Answer questions numbers 1–5 in a 2–3 page paper using APA format and citation guidelines. Include a title page, introduction, body, conclusion, and reference page. Include number 6, the Nutrition Care Plan/ Chart note, as an appendix. Be aware that the title page, reference page, and appendix/chart note DO NOT count towards the 2–3 page minimum.
Please organize your paper in the following paragraph format. Please see KUs Writing Center for more information regarding essay and paragraph format.
Section 1: Introductory paragraph (incorporate your answer to question 1)
Section 2: Body paragraph(s) (incorporate your answer to question 2)
Section 3: Body paragraph(s) (incorporate your answer to question 3)
Section 4: Body paragraph(s) (incorporate your answer to questions 4-5)
Section 5: Concluding paragraph (incorporate your answer to question 6)
Appendix: Nutrition Care Plan/Chart note (question 7) References: Include a minimum of 4 quality references. Your textbook may count towards this requirement. You can use reputable websites or other textbooks/ scientific or medical journal articles. Please use APA style citations within the paper itself and also on the reference page. See

What are the essential fatty acids?

Nutrition Homework
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Learning resource: Kansas State text Chapter 2.3

What are the essential fatty acids?
List sources of essential fatty acids.
Differentiate between triglycerides, phospholipids and sterols.
Learning resource: https://umuc.equella.ecollege.com/file/b1adf924-a8cd-46e2-a860-6c93e2c1342b/1/DietaryFat.pdf
How much total dietary fat does the body need?

III. Learning resource: https://umuc.equella.ecollege.com/file/1fba7947-35a3-4cd7-ab5f-22b6a3e4db5c/1/TransFat.pdf

What are the health concerns of trans fats?

Draw a flow diagram of the unit operations involved in sugar refining and at each step write a brief sentence explaining what is occurring.

Nutrition/Dietary
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Questions

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) has resulted in coastal areas being closed to shellfish harvesting in many instances. Design an educational poster explaining the risks of PSP. Your target audience is 18-25 years of age with at least college level education. The poster cannot be larger than one page (8.5” x 11”). Make sure to include the causes of PSP, what to avoid, and the primary symptoms of PSP. (8 marks)

Draw a flow diagram of the unit operations involved in sugar refining and at each step write a brief sentence explaining what is occurring. Use the information fromSKIL site to develop your flow chart. Since the information does not start from the beginning of the refining process, please include an extraction step (extraction is explained in your textbook). Either milling or diffusion is acceptable for extraction from sugar cane. Make sure to indicate the direction of flow through each of the unit operations and the by-products produced. (8 marks)

In the supermarket, granulated sugar may be sold packaged in a box, in a gable-top carton (like a milk carton), or in a pouch. Compare 2 of these types of packaging for this type of product. Describe an advantage and disadvantage associated with each of the 2 packages you chose (make sure to specify which 2 types you chose). This question is referring to bulk granulated sugar only. Do not consider sugar packets, sugar cubes, powdered sugar, liquid sugar, brown sugar or sugar substitutes.(5 marks)

A heat exchanger is used to warm apple cider using steam as the heat source. The cider is heated from an initial temperature of 4°C to a final temperature of 65°C. The steam enters the heat exchanger as 50% quality steam and exits as water condensate at 85°C. Calculate the mass of steam required to heat 150 kg of cider. (For the cider, assume the Cp=3.651 kJ/kg°C, and latent heat=280.18 kJ/kg.) (5 marks)

a) Graph the following data on semi-log OR regular graph paper. Determine the D-value using the graph. Show your work. (5 marks)
Survivors (CFU/mL) Time (Minutes)
270000 100
12000 150
600 200
30 250
b) How long would it take to obtain a 3-D reduction in microbial load? (1 mark)

a) Graph the following data on regular OR semi-log graph paper (graph both thermal death time curves on the same sheet of paper). Use the graph to determine the z-value for each organism. Show your work. (6 marks)
Organism A
D-Value (Minutes) Temperature (°F)
700 110
60 120
5 130
0.4 140
0.04 150

Organism B
D-Value (Minutes) Temperature (°F)
500 100
150 120
50 140
15 160
4.5 180
b) Which organism is more heat-sensitive? Briefly explain your choice. (2 marks)

Does Art Cause Violence? 

Does Art Cause Violence?
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Cause and Effect Essay
Length: 4 to 7 pages – Sources (3 or more) -Typed Double Spaced Times New Roman or Ariel Font 12 Your goal is to write a 4 to 7 page essay that explores the causal chain of events behind a social or environmental phenomenon. You may also explore the consequences of each cause. Avoid making a judgment call or suggesting solutions to the phenomenon/issue with this paper (only focus on cause and effect not how to fix) Your essay will use appropriate MLA (Modern Language Association) formats.

Topic Suggestions:

Does Art Cause Violence?

The trend toward home schooling (or private schools) is (or is not) improving the quality of education or how people interact socially, etc.

One parent families (media violence, bullying, poor nutrition, and so on) is (or is not) the cause of emotional and behavioral problems in children.

Firearms control laws (or right to carry handgun laws) reduce or increase violent crimes.

Pornography (or increase in sexual images in the media) has or has not caused an increase in violence toward men and women.

One parent families (fast pace of society, two income households, video games, television, and so on) is (or is not) the cause of childhood obesity.

Frivolous Malpractice suits (unhealthy lifestyles and so on) have or have not caused an increase in health care cost to the average family.

Identify and critically discuss the anthropometric measurements used for assessment of body composition.

Nutrition in Nursing
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ASSESSMENT TASK 3: CASE STUDY WRITTEN RESPONSE
Assessment Aim
The aim of this assessment piece is to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate application of knowledge and skills in the provision of written, client-specific optimal nutrition status and physical activity advice at an individual level in the context of nursing/ midwifery practice.
Word Count 2500 words
You must include a word count (including in-text referencing but excluding the reference list or any Appendices) at the end of your assignment. Word count more than 10% below or above that prescribed will be penalised by 10% deduction from the total available marks.

Task Description
Following the education session (assessment task 2) an audience member approaches you to discuss diet and healthy lifestyle that is more specific to their individual circumstance. Continue using your assigned scenario from assessment task 2. Refer to the following page for more information relating to your scenario that has been obtained from the audience member. Prepare a written response to the subheadings and dot points listed below.
Introduction
• Include an accurate statement of the topic that highlights the significance of the health issue identified in the scenario; and provide an accurate overview of the content of your written response.
Anthropometric measurements:
• Identify and critically discuss the anthropometric measurements used for assessment of body composition.
• Identify evidence-based lifestyle recommendations as they relate to your scenario. Care Plan (person centered approach)
• Provide detailed, evidence-based recommendations for both optimal nutrition modification and physical activity. Recommendations should be specifically tailored, practical and sustainable in the long term.
• Discuss the role of a nurse in promoting optimal health outcomes as it pertains to your allocated scenario. Describe strategies that the nurse/midwife could use to support and promote client self- management of the identified nutritional and physical activity recommendations. When describing relevant self-management strategies, the identification of barriers and solutions and input from a multidisciplinary team (MDT) referral system should be considered.
Conclusion
• Include an accurate summary of the recommendations without introducing new information. References
• Integrate a range of high quality, relevant and current literature sources and guidelines throughout your report and use JCU APA 6th edition (2015) for both in-text referencing and the reference list.

Case study
Scenario 4 – A group of middle aged aborigional men.
You are a nurse working at the local Aboriginal Medical Service in an urban area. The Indigenous health worker Frank has organised a 12 week healthy lifestyle program for his middle aged (45- 55 years) overweight male clients. Frank has asked you to present the session on healthy eating.

One of the participants named Frank approaches you in the afternoon tea break following your education session. Frank is a 45 year old Aboriginal man originally from Normanton, a small town in northwest Queensland. He tells you that many of his family members have diabetes and some have even died from cardiovascular disease. Frank has a young family and wants to ensure he is around to see his kids grow up, but he feels that it’s only a matter of time before he is diagnosed with diabetes because it runs in his family.
He says ‘I know my belly is big, probably bigger than it should be, but everyone in my family is big, I guess we are just big boned’. Frank says during the week he enjoys having a hamburger and chips from the local take away shop. He works for a local transport company in the office, so walking to the shop for his lunch allows him to stretch his legs and get up from the computer.

Marking criteria
1. Anthropometric measurements (5 marks allocated)
-Sophisticated understanding as evidenced in the use of current quality literature to identify and critically discuss the use of relevant and sustainable anthropometric measurement options; and to identify evidence-based and relevant lifestyle recommendations for healthy weight.

2. Nutrition and physical activity recommendations (15 marks allocated)
-Sophisticated understanding evidenced in the use of current Australian guidelines and quality literature to identify and discuss compelling and multifaceted nutrition and physical activity recommendations that can be implemented and sustained in the long term.

3. Nurse led role (15 marks allocated)
-Sophisticated understanding of the nursing/midwife role in providing patient care as evidenced by discussion of a compelling and multifaceted set of strategies that support highly effective self- management.

4. Report writing structure, style, syntax and mechanics and adherence to APA referencing convention (5 marks allocated)
-Exceptional standard of academic writing that includes:
• an insightful introduction 
and conclusion as evidenced by accurate statement of the topic, overview of contents and summary of findings
• highly effective sequencing and structure of paragraphs
• highly fluent writing style and accurate grammar and spelling. 
Accurately cites sources in- text and compiles reference list, according to APA referencing style.

Population health issue (lack of proper nutrition in children)

Population health issue (lack of proper nutrition in children)
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To prepare:
Select a population health issue of interest(lack of proper nutrition) to you and identify the population(children) affected by the issue.

Locate two scholarly articles, each of which provides a description of an effective health advocacy campaign that addresses your issue. The articles need to focus on two different advocacy campaigns.

Analyze the attributes of the two campaigns to determine what made them effective.

Reflect on a policy you could propose or suggest a change to a current policy to improve the health of the population you selected.

For the Part 1 application (approximately 3 pages )address the following:
Describe your selected population health issue and the population affected by this issue.
Summarize the two advocacy campaigns you researched in this area.
Explain the attributes that made those campaigns effective.
Begin to develop a plan for a health advocacy campaign that seeks to create a new policy or change an existing policy with regard to the issue and population you selected. Be sure to include in your plan:
A description of the public health issue and proposed policy solution