2. OBJECTIVES
• to determine the BMI and the body
composition of the fourth year students of
MCS
• to identify the different possible factors
affecting the body composition of the
fourth year students
• to inform the nutritional staffs about the
nutritious food preferences of the students
3. CONTENTS
Title Page “Math-Nutrition”
Introduction
Divisions of Labor
Graphs ( let x be the body
composition and y be the possible
factor)
Conclusions
Recommendations
Survey Forms
4. INTRODUCTION
You are what you eat! So are you ice
cream or broccoli? You’re on a mission
to find out! Along the way, you’ll collect
and analyze data about what you eat
over a period of five days. You’ll take
into account serving sizes, Calories,
and fat grams. You’ll also take on the
roll of a nutritionist, researching the
Food Pyramid and creating a healthy
meal plan. So bring a hearty appetite
and your math tool kit. This adventure
will tantalize your taste buds!
5. INTRODUCTION
Here is my task:
Cheat Sheat/Help:
• Challenge 1:
What you are to do: Keep track of what you are eating for lunch and dinner for 5
days. Use the chart on the last page of your handout to help you stay organized
when tracking your food, servings, calories, fat, etc.
What I will collect: I want to see the list of food you are tracking along with how
you organized the information. This can be collected informally (on paper) or you
can display this on your final project (that you will be presenting).
• Challenge 2:
What you are to do: You are to create a healthy meal for either breakfast, lunch, or
dinner. Using the handout select at least 3 items (the items you believe are to be
healthy) and research their nutritious value.
What I will collect: This information should be present on your final project. Create
two pie charts. One chart should display the food servings per meal. For example,
if your meal contained .25 of carrots your chart should reflect that. Create a
second chart displaying the nutritious elements of the food you chose. Use
sections d (area a. and b) in your handout for a guide. You must include the
calculations in fraction and decimal form.
• Challenge 3
What you are to do: Analyze the food you have eaten for the past 5 days. Answer
the questions on the “food analysis worksheet”.
What I will collect: Create two pie charts. One chart should display the food you
ate over the time frame. Create a second chart displaying the nutritious elements
of the food you chose. You may use the same elements you used in the above pie
chart (carb’s, fat, etc)
6. nge 1:
rt and record everything that you eat for five consecutive days.
nd dinner should be written as separate pie charts.
uld include the following information for each item consumed:
ood,
vings consumed,
ories per serving,
of Calories consumed,
per serving, and
f fat consumed.
numbers. Use decimals where necessary.
d display the correct formula for the angles in the chart.
set of pie chart that contains the same information as the first. For this
your data from decimal to fraction form. Do not, however, write whole
ns.
ve charted your food intake, it is time to analyze your diet. Printout and
ns found on the food analysis worksheet.
orksheet
lysis questions. Print this page out, and be sure to show all of your work
ce.
an Calorie intake for the five days charted? Write your answer as a
m, and then write your answer in decimal form. Include your formula and
ula.
an fat intake for the five days charted? Write your answer as a fraction
en write your answer in decimal form. Include your formula and steps to
7. 3. What was the median and mode for your Calorie intake for the five days charted? Write
your answer as a fraction in simplest form, and then write your answer in decimal form.
Include your formula and steps to solve the formula.
4. What was the median and mode for your fat intake for the five days charted? Write your
answer as a fraction in simplest form, and then write your answer in decimal form. Include
your formula and steps to solve the formula.
5. Find the mean of your total breakfast , lunch, and dinner, Calorie intake. Write your
answer as a fraction in simplest form, and then write your answer in decimal form. Include
your formula and steps to solve the formula.
6. Find the median of your total fat intake for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Write your
answer as a fraction in simplest form, and then write your answer in decimal form. Include
your formula and steps to solve the formula.
7. Find the mean number of servings of food you ate per day.
8. Looking at your charted food, what category of food did you consume the most of? Find
the mean number of servings from that category you consumed.
9. What category of food did you consume the least of? Find the mean number of
servings from that category you consumed.
• Nutritional Challenge 2:
Next, you are going to take on the role of a nutritionist.
a. Use the Internet to locate an explanation and diagram of the Food Pyramid. Print out or
draw a diagram of the pyramid.
b. Now research the different foods listed below. Record what amount makes one serving, the
number of Calories in one serving, and the number of fat grams in one serving of each item.
• Drink
2% Milk Grape Juice Apple Juice Orange Juice
Soft Drink Lemonade Tea Water
8. • Main Dish
Hamburger Patty Steak Hotdogs Chicken
Cheese Macaroni Plain Spaghetti Pork chop Tuna
Eggs Cheese White Rice Black Beans
Vegetable
Carrots Green Beans Peas Broccoli
Corn Green Peppers Spinach Garden Salad
Fruit
Bananas Apples Peaches Pears
Oranges Pineapple Plums Raisins
Condiment/Sauces
Ketchup Mustard Mayonnaise Relish
Italian Dressing Ranch Dressing Thousand Island Dressing Oil and Vinegar
Marinara Sauce Alfredo Sauce Stir-Fry Sauce Barbeque Sauce
Bread Sandwich Bread
White Sandwich Bread Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread Yeast Rolls Whole Wheat Rolls
Dessert/Snack
Chocolate Chip Cookies Graham Crackers Brownies Oatmeal Cookies
Sandwich cookies Corn Chips Potato Chips Pretzels
• c. Using the nutritional facts about each food and the Food Pyramid, design what you believe
to be the healthiest meal. It is important that you take into account the amount of fat and the
number of Calories that will be consumed. Write 1 to 2 paragraphs explaining why your meal
is the healthiest.
• d. Make the following calculations based on your chosen meal. Be sure to show all of your
work.
9. • A. Calculations
Write your answers as fractions in simplest form, and then convert the fraction to a
decimal.
1. Create a pie chart with the calculations. Total number of servings of carbohydrates
out of suggested number of daily servings of carbohydrates
2. Total number of servings of fruits and vegetables out of suggested number of daily
servings of fruits and vegetables
3. Total number of servings of meat out of suggested number of daily servings of meat
4. Total number of servings of dairy products out of suggested number of daily servings
of dairy products
5. Total grams of fat out of suggested daily number of fat grams
6. Total grams of saturated fat out of suggested daily number of saturated fat grams
7. Total grams of unsaturated fat out of suggested daily number of unsaturated fat
grams
8. Total number of Calories consumed out of suggested daily allowance of Calories
B. Calculations
Write your answers as fractions in simplest form, and then convert the fraction to a
decimal.
9. Percent of meal that is saturated fat
10. Percent of meal that is unsaturated fat
11. Percent of daily intake of fat consumed in the meal
12. Percent of daily intake of Calories consumed in the meal
13. What percent of your meal’s Calories is from carbohydrates?
14. What percent of your meal’s Calories is from fruits and vegetables?
15. What percent of your meal’s Calories is from meat?
16. What percent of your meal’s Calories is from dairy?
10. • Nutritional Challenge 3:
Now it’s time to put all of your findings together and create a presentation. Your presentation
should include:
• All charts showing your nutritional intake for 5 consecutive days;
• The analysis of your nutritional intake;
• Your explanation and diagram of the Food Pyramid;
• Your analysis of the foods you had to select from to create your “healthiest meal;”
• Pictures of some of the foods you chose for your meal;
• The paragraphs you wrote which explain your reasoning for choosing the foods you did; and
• Your calculations based on the meal you created.
• Your formulas that were used.
11. Graphs ( let x be the body
composition and y be the
possible factor)
12. Eating Habits
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