Critique a Meal: Broccoli Chicken Alfredo

Critique a Meal: Broccoli Chicken Alfredo

Critique a Meal: Broccoli Chicken Alfredo

Access the USDA Recipe Finder search tool at http://recipefinder.nal.usda.gov/
Search for a recipe using one of the available criteria: Broccoli Chicken Alfredo
Review the nutritional information provided for the recipe you selected or added and answer the questions below. Each response should be 75 to 125 words.

1. What is the name of the recipe you are evaluating?

2. Which essential nutrients-carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals-are included in the recipe?

3. Which ingredients are providing each nutrient?

4. Does this recipe include a good balance of essential nutrients? Explain your answer.

5. How could the recipe be altered to include more essential nutrients?

6. Do you consider this a healthy meal? If not, what is a healthy alternative?

Part 3: Nutrition Questions

Respond to the following questions in 75 to 125 words each.

Associate Level Material

Physical Fitness and Nutrition Worksheet

In order to obtain optimal health, it is critical to be physically fit and eat a healthy and balanced diet. Becoming knowledgeable about what it means to be physically fit and learning how to evaluate the nutritional value of what you eat may greatly increase your ability to improve your health and wellness.

In this three-part worksheet, you identify the five components of health related fitness, critique a recipe for nutritional value, and respond to two short answer questions about nutrition. Completing this assignment is a step towards gaining the knowledge needed to better manage your physical fitness and nutrition.

Part 1: Five Components of Health Related Fitness Table

Complete the table below. The first row has been filled in for you as an example.

Components of Physical Fitness    Description    How to Incorporate in Your Life    Benefit(s)
Cardiorespiratory Fitness    Being able to exercise at a moderate to high intensity for a long period of time    Walk 2 miles at a brisk pace every day.    Reduced the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
Muscular Strength
The amount of a force a muscle can produce with a single maximal effort. Size of muscle cells and the ability of nerves to activate them.

By opening jars, running,working out,moving furniture     Increased muscle and bone mass, muscle strength, flexibility, dynamic balance, self-confidence and self esteem, power and speed
Muscular Endurance
The ability of a muscle group to sustain contractions over an extended period of time. Developing muscular endurance helps you excel in athletic pursuits and cope with the demands of everyday life. It is indirectly related to aerobic endurance as well as sport-specific skills.

By lifting weights, Cardio Activities, playing hockey, football, tennis, cross country running, biking, walking.    Allows you to stay energetic while doing different activities. Will decrease your fatigue and changes of having injuries.
Flexibility
Capable of being flexed: pliant or yeilding to influence

By doing stretches, yoga.    Decreases resistance in tissue structure.
Body Composition    The use of describing the percentages of fat, bone and muscle in human bodies.

By measuring and keeping up with your body fat daily.    Having positive mental health, less prone to illness, and lives longer.

Part 2: Critique a Meal

For this part of the assignment, you critique the nutritional value of a meal. You will select this meal from the USDA website.

Follow the instructions below:

•    Access the USDA Recipe Finder search tool at http://recipefinder.nal.usda.gov/
o    (either click on or paste the above link in your internet’s address bar)
•    Search for a recipe using one of the available criteria:
o    Type in ingredients;
o    Type in a recipe name, or;
o    Choose options from the available categories
•    Select a recipe to critique from the generated results.

Review the nutritional information provided for the recipe you selected or added and answer the questions below. Each response should be 75 to 125 words.

1.    What is the name of the recipe you are evaluating?

2.    Which essential nutrients—carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals—are included in the recipe?

3.    Which ingredients are providing each nutrient?

4.    Does this recipe include a good balance of essential nutrients? Explain your answer.

5.    How could the recipe be altered to include more essential nutrients?

6.    Do you consider this a healthy meal? If not, what is a healthy alternative?

Part 3: Nutrition Questions

Respond to the following questions in 75 to 125 words each:

1.    Do you find it easy or difficult to determine the nutritional value of food? What are some methods to help you more easily determine the nutritional values of food?

2.    What environmental, economic, and psychosocial factors influenced your food and drink choices today?

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