Nutritional Plan

Planning a healthy diet

Objective of the activity;

With this activity you will be able to apply the knowledge learned in this module.


After studying the contents of module 3, you must write a paper in Microsoft Word where:

You make a nutritional plan for an assigned patient, using MyPlate. The work will consist of a hypothetical case that will have the following parts:

Perform the following assigned nutritional plan:

Patient # 1

Mrs. Rosa Santana, a 60-year-old housewife, attends a health visit sponsored by her community hospital. She is directed to the area of information on nutrition and the clinical nutrition specialist collects her nutritional history. Mrs. Santana is very concerned about the 20 pounds of weight she has gained. The clinical nursing professional refers that, since the death of her husband, a month ago, she has lost interest in many of her usual physical and social activities. She no longer attends the exercise and swimming sessions, and has lost contact with we group of friends whom she met with. She claims to be bored and depressed, and feels very unhappy with her appearance. Her body type is small and she has always been proud of his small figure. She says her eating habits have changed considerably, she eats snacks while watching TV and rarely prepares a full meal.

Physical exploration

Size: 64 inches

Weight: 140 pounds

Temperature: 37 ° C

Pulse: 76 / min

Breathes: 16 / min

Blood pressure: 144/84 mmHg

Triceps fold: 21mm = .82 inch

Small body type, excess weight of 10% with respect to the ideal weight according to her height and body type.

Diagnostic data

Normal complete blood count, negative urine test, negative chest x-ray, thyroid profile within normal limits.

Patient # 2

Andrés is 16 years old and sedentary. He is 5’8 “tall, weighs 218 pounds and has a BMI of 33. He has been overweight for most of his life, as well as most of his extensive paternal family. Her mother has tried “everything” over the years to make him lose weight, from putting him on diet to lose weight to hiding foods he shouldn’t have, such as soft drinks and chips, to limit his access. He has a part-time job at a fast food restaurant and can leave school property at lunchtime for lunch where he works.

He is not good at sports, but he loves to play video games and watch movies. He hates being so big, but he feels desperate to change. The intake of his normal day is as follows:


two donuts and a large glass of apple juice


a double cheeseburger, fries and a big smoothie


The same as lunch on the nights he works. If he is at home, he eats whatever is available, often pizza or snacks and chips, ice cream and a soda.


french fries with sauce and soda

Using BMI (body mass index) for age percentiles for children, what is Andres’ weight status? Is it an appropriate approach to limit Andres’ calories to overcome his current weight status?

How many calories should Andres consume daily? Depending on the levels of healthy MyPlate recommended healthy intake.

In which groups is he consuming the appropriate amounts? What groups is he not eating enough from? What are the sources of empty calories in his diet? What would you suggest to his mother to do to maintain better eating habits and a healthier weight?


The activity is individual. The work must be delivered on time, without spelling or grammatical errors. The works will be submitted to the tool to detect similarity of content (now Urkund). Submit the answers in a Word document, Times New Roman, size 12. You must include references in APA format, three years or less. When sending the file you must send the file with your name, course and teacher through the virtual platform.

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