Evaluate your personal vitamin needs.
- What are your daily requirements?
Analyze your typical daily personal intake in food sources. Are you meeting your requirements? Are your getting too much of something?
- Could a nutritional supplement be of help?
Vitamin Product Comparison
Visit a health food store or other store that carries a variety of nutritional supplements. Alternatively you can conduct research on the internet to acquire the product information necessary for this assignment.
Considering the information presented in this section, compare the vitamin supplements that are available.
Include multivitamins, single vitamins and vitamin combinations other than multivitamins.
Compare how these could be used to improve your health.
Analyze how these products could be used to improve performance, help you manage stress and help you prevent disease.
Write a 500-750 word essay detailing your findings.
Document your sources and use the Assignment Rubric (DOCX) to see how your assignment will be graded.
Writing Assignment: Analysis Of Personal Mineral Intake
Evaluate personal mineral intake for one day. Use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Vitamins and Minerals reference link or the Oregon State University Micronutrient Information Center keyword search to determine if your intake is low, high or within the normal range.
Write 250 – 300 words describing your research and conclusions. Document your sources and use the Writing Assignment Rubric (DOCX) to see how your assignment will be graded.
Writing Assignment: Mineral Case Study
Write a brief evaluation of macro and trace minerals, and the wellness implications of their inadequate or excessive intake. Describe some of the health problems that could result. Then use a case study scenario on the macro-mineral of your choice. Thoroughly study the mineral using online or library sources. Find problem areas of mineral intake and produce realistic recommendations.
Write 500-750 words describing what you have found and the solutions you propose.
Hint: Look to cultural or geographical nutrition problems. Also consider using U.S. public school systems.
Reference links: USDAs Food and Nutrition Information Center or keyword search: Oregon State University Micronutrient Information Center.
Document your sources and use the Writing Assignment Rubric (DOCX) to see how your assignment will be graded.