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Proteins in the Diet

I need your help answering the following 4 questions using the food intake below the questions:

a. How did your recorded protein intake compare with the recommendation of the CNPP? ( 150 words)
b. If your recorded protein intake was too high or too low, which foods might you change to achieve your goal and keep other nutrients in balance?( 150 words)

c. Which foods in your recorded one day intake provide protein?( 150 words)

d. Are the proteins in each of these foods complete,or are they incomplete, thus requiring combining to become complementary proteins?( 150 words)


Foods Consumed Select Serving Size Number of
(Enter a number
(e.g. 1.5))
AMERICAN/CHEDDAR CHEESE, PROCESSED <Please select a serving size> 1 cup 1 cup diced 1 cup, melted 1 cup shredded 1 cubic inch 1 kiss 1 slice (.75 oz) 1 slice (1 oz) Don`t Know
BREAD, WHEAT OR CRACKED WHEAT, TOASTED <Please select a serving size> 1 large or thick slice 1 regular slice 1 regular slice, crust not eaten 1 thin slice 1 thin slice, crust not eaten Don`t Know
EGG BEATERS <Please select a serving size> 1 cup, cooked (1/4 cup raw, equivalent to 1 large egg, makes 1/3 cup cooked) 1 carton (8 fl oz) yields Don`t Know
HEALTHY CHOICE MINESTRONE SOUP <Please select a serving size> 1 Campbell`s can (16 oz) 1 Healthy Choice can (15 oz) 1 Progresso can (16 oz) Don`t Know
LETTUCE, RAW <Please select a serving size> 1 cup shredded or chopped 1 oz 1 large head 1 large leaf 1 medium head (6 dia) 1 medium leaf 1 small head 1 small leaf Don`t Know
ORANGE JUICE <Please select a serving size> 1 cup 1 fl oz Don`t Know
PASTRAMI SANDWICH <Please select a serving size> 1 sandwich Don`t Know
POPSICLE <Please select a serving size> 1 Kool Pop 1 double stick 1 single stick 1 Fla-Vor-Ice Don`t Know
PROMISE, MARGARINE-LIKE SPREAD, TUB <Please select a serving size> 1 tablespoon Don`t Know
ROOT BEER <Please select a serving size> 1 fl oz 1 can or bottle (16 fl oz) 1 can (12 fl oz) 1 child/senior drink (12 fl oz) 1 small drink (16 fl oz) 1 medium drink (22 fl oz) 1 large drink (32 fl oz) 1 extra large drink (44 fl oz) Don`t Know
VINEGAR, SUGAR & WATER DRESSING <Please select a serving size> 1 cup 1 tablespoon Don`t Know
WEIGHT WATCHERS SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN (FROZEN MEAL) <Please select a serving size> 1 meal (9 oz)

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Nutrient Intakes For djm0922 on 10/25/2007
A nutrient recommendation is a target or goal for intake of a nutrient. Your requirement for a particular nutrient is unique to you, but it is likely to be lower than the recommended number. If your intake is at or above this number, then it is probably adequate. If your intake is below this number, that does not necessarily mean an inadequate intake. If today's intake is typically what you eat, and your intake for a nutrient is at or above the recommendation, it is likely that your intake of that nutrient is adequate. To better assess your usual nutrient intake, you should report foods eaten for two or more days and review your nutrient intake over time. Click here if you want to see your nutrient profile with technical assessment information.

Nutrient Your Intake Recommendation or
Acceptable Range
Food Energy/Total Calories (kcals) 1240 2805
Protein (gm) 48 46
Carbohydrate (gm) 171 130
Total Fiber (gm) 13 25
Total Fat (gm) 43 27.5 - 48.2
Saturated Fat (gm) 11.2 < 13.8
Monounsaturated Fat (gm) 15 **
Polyunsaturated Fat (gm) 12 **
Linoleic (omega 6) (gm) 11.2 12
Alpha Linolenic (omega 3) (gm) 1 1.1
Cholesterol (mg) 101 < 300
Vitamin A (mcg RAE) 500.4 700
Vitamin C (mg) 154.9 75
Vitamin E (mg a-TE) 5.7 15
Thiamin (mg) 0.9 1.1
Riboflavin (mg) 1 1.1
Niacin (mg) 14.1 14
Folate (mcg, DFE) 322.3 400
Vitamin B6 (mg) 1 1.3
Vitamin B12 (mcg) 1.5 2.4
Calcium (mg) 358.4 1000
Phosphorus (mg) 550.1 700
Magnesium (mg) 157 320
Iron (mg) 9.3 18
Zinc (mg) 6.5 8
Selenium (mcg) 67.8 55
Potassium (mg) 1976 4700
Sodium (mg) 3732 1500 - 2300

** Nutrient has no established recommendation.

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Comparison of Your Intake with
MyPyramid Recommendations for djm0922

Your Pyramid Stats
Milk Intake 0.3 cup equivalent
Milk Recommendation 3 cup equivalent

Meat and Beans Intake 4.9 oz equivalent
Meat and Beans Recommendation 7 oz equivalent

Vegetables Intake 2.9 cup equivalent
Vegetables Recommendation 3.5 cup equivalent

Fruits Intake 1.1 cup equivalent
Fruits Recommendation 2.5 cup equivalent

Grains Intake 3.8 oz equivalent
Grains Recommendation 10 oz equivalent


Pyramid Categories Percent Recommendation
Milk 10%
Meat and Beans 70%
Vegetables 83%
Fruits 44%
Grains 38%

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a. The protein was very much in line with the recommendation of the CNPP. This is an excellent intake. Protein supplies our muscles with nutrients for building strong muscles and supplying them for energy. Protein is a basic building block for much of the functionality of bodies so making sure we get the appropriate amount of protein is important. This is sometimes not easy to do and limit fats at the same time. Meats often are laden with saturated fats that are not as bad as transfats, but not much better. Our bodies require amino acids which are found in proteins, especially animal proteins. You are doing well with the protein ...

Solution Summary

Discussion specifically related to the protein intake for one day in the life of a student. Was the intake too much, too little, need to change types of proteins ingested.