For this assignment, analyze the diet of the athlete you are assigned then answer the questions. For each athlete, in addition to the foods the scenario clearly, there may be a few foods you may need to interpret. Don’t worry; there is no right or wrong for the foods you interpret and modify; you will be graded on your answer to the questions. 
To analyze the athlete’s diet, use any diet analysis program or app. Your analysis must include the following nutrients: total calories, protein (g), carbohydrate (g), dietary fiber, total sugars, total fat, calcium, potassium, sodium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, folate, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. 
Questions to answer:
1. Which nutrients do not meet the DRI in the athlete’s diet?

2. Which nutrients were excessive?

3. What foods would you suggest the athlete add to their diet to increase their intake of the low nutrients?

4. What foods would you suggest the athlete remove from their diet to minimize their intake of excessive nutrients?

5. Based on what you have learned from Nancy Clark’s guidebook, should the athlete redistribute the foods they are eating during the day?

In the assignment area, submit the following:
Diet analysis showing the foods the athlete ate and the nutrient analysis
Your report in a Word document with the answer to the questions above.

Case Study:

Kay is an aspiring Division 1 college 800 m track athlete who is 5’5″ and weighs 120 lbs. She has read various nutrition books with the hope of finding the ideal diet for her sport. From her reading, she has learned that fats yield more calories per gram than carbohydrates. In addition, she knows that dietary proteins are needed to help her muscles recover from training and additionally can be used for energy. She is now convinced that one of the popular high-fat, high protein, low carbohydrate diets are her best choice. Here is what she is eating.


Eggs fried in bacon with canola oil added

2-hour workout




Chicken salad with olive oil and feta cheese


Gouda cheese chunks


Salmon cooked in olive oil
Asparagus cooked in butter

Overview of Grading Rubric:

Points (100 total)



Listed nutrients that did not meet the DRI


Listed nutrients that were excessive


Food suggestions to improve nutrient intake > DRI


Food suggestions to minimize the intake of excessive nutrients


Recommend food redistribution based on Nancy Clark’s guidebook


Free of grammar and spelling errors


Greater than 500 words


Submitted by the due date


Submitted diet analysis

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