Nutrition Assessment and Teaching Guidelines
Nutrition is an essential component of overall health and wellness. The registered nurse plays a key role in assessing nutritional status and educating patient on nutrition to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevent nutrition related disease, and mange chronic health disorders. This assignment will focus on assessment of nutritional status, analysis of the current diet, and educating on the priority change to improve nutrition.
COURSE OUTCOMES This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
1. Assess whether nutritional intake provides basic nutrients for optimal health and wellness.
2. Describe nutritional needs for optimal health and wellness for the individual.
3. Describe evidence based practice interventions and modifications in nutrition therapy that can positively influence the outcome of disease and illness.
Refer to Course Calendar for details. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.
Total Points Possible: 75 Points
PREPARING THE ASSIGNMENT
This assignment involves conducting a nutritional assessment of an adult family member or friend (Must be 18 years or older) and providing education on one area for improvement.
1. Collect assessment data:
a. Complete a 24 hour recall of all foods (and drinks) consumed using the excel spreadsheet provided.
b. Anthropmetric measurements (height and weight)
c. Calculate BMI
d. Patient’s main nutritional goal.
2. Analyze Current Diet
a. Does the current diet meet the meet the current recommendations for the following:
i. Age and gender
b. Include specifics for each
c. What is the main area identified for improvement?
a. Provide education for the priority area for improvement
b. Include 2-3 specific recommendations
c. Describe the methods used and patient response
Compose an APA formatted paper (e.g., title page, introduction, conclusion, reference page). The paper should be 3-4 pages, excluding title page and references. Include a minimum of 4 scholarly references, the text book may be one.
DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA
|Data Collection||15||20||All required data is collected|
|Diet Analysis||35||47||Analyzes current national status based on data collection and dietary national dietary recommendations. Identifies priority are for improving nutrition|
|Education||15||20||Provides education for the priority area for improvement. Documents 2-3 specific recommendations and patient response|
|APA Style and Presentation||10||13||APA formatting is used with appropriate in-text citations. A minimum of 4 scholarly references are included|
|Assignment Criteria||Outstanding or Highest Level of Performance
|Very Good or High Level of Performance
|Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance
|Poor, Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance
|Data Collection||Includes all required items.
|Missing 1 required component of assessment
|Missing 2 required components of assessment
|Missing 3-4 required components of assessment
|Diet Analysis||Includes critical analysis of all required components
|Missing analysis of 1-2 required components.
|Missing analysis of 3-4 required components
|Missing analysis of more than 4 required components.
Analysis is vague and difficult to follow
|Education||Education reflects main area identified for improvement. Includes all required components
|Education reflects main area identified for improvement. Missing 1 required component.
|Education reflects main area identified for improvement. Missing 2 required components.
|Education reflects main area identified for improvement. Missing more than 2 required components.
Education does not reflect main area identified for improvement.
|Presentation Style||Major elements of assignment are all present.
|Minor elements of assignment are lacking.
|Ideas are difficult to follow or are not clearly presented; APA formatting inconsistent with more than 3 errors; reference list and/or in text citations are missing; fewer than two sources required; no journal article; 5-10 spelling and grammar errors combined.
|Ideas are difficult to follow or are not clearly presented; APA formatting inconsistent with more than 5 errors; reference list and/or in text citations are missing; fewer than two sources required; no journal article; 5-10 spelling and grammar errors combined.
|Total Points Possible = 75 points|