Compare your food intake against your USDA standard using the USDA MyPlate Menu Planner.
(If you deem the information needed for this assignment to be personal, you can develop a reference individual.)
2. Next go to https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/foodtracker.aspx
and type the food list of foods you consume in a typical day/24 hours. List the specific name of the food consumed (i.e. ground beef, carrots, milk) and the amount consumed. There are no foods called meat, fruits, or vegetables. Choose the amount consumed, the No. of servings, the portion size, & the meal, & click add. Repeat the process until all the foods have been entered for the day.
Guidelines for portion sizes you can use as references:
½ cup is about 1 handful, 1 cup is about 2 handfuls
1 soda can is 12 ounces
1 teaspoon is about the size of your pinkie finger
1 tablespoon is about the size of your thumb
3 ounces of meat/fish/poultry is about the size of a deck of cards
1 ounce of cheese is about the size of a computer disk
3. Answer the following questions
1. How many calories were recommended?
2. How many calories were actually consumed?
4. Fill out the following chart concerning your “MyPlate”.
Food Group Recommended Actual Approximate % Consumed
Ounces of grains
Cups of vegetables
Cups of fruits
Cups of milk
Cups of meat/beans
5. Click on Reports (at top of screen)
Go to Nutrient Reports
Select the day you input it in the calendar.
Choose Five vitamins and minerals you didn’t meet Name of actual food that could be added to improve the status