Final Project Overview and Timeline
Final Project Overview
Describe briefly a current health problem or nutritional need that you are experiencing, or a health or nutrition problem you can foresee experiencing because of your family history. Using insights from the My Pyramid Plan Web exercise, the Recommended Dietary Allowances, Recommended Dietary Intakes for your age group and gender, and information from readings, develop a realistic nutrition and exercise plan to summarize in a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper. The plan should be plausible enough to be initiated within the next 30 days and continued throughout your life. Be sure to include the following:
- Identification of the health/nutrition problem targeted
- Four nutritional or physical exercise goals
- Actions taken to meet each goal
- Anticipated setbacks or difficulties, and methods to overcome them
- Outcomes by which to measure success
- Evidence of the plan’s effectiveness in addressing the identified problem or need
- Identification of potential health risks that may develop if the plan is not implemented
Your paper should also address how your plan may be adjusted to fit your changing nutritional needs as a result of age, pregnancy (if applicable), or changes in physical capabilities. Be sure to include information about physical activities, and how they may be altered to accommodate different seasons of the year and changes in age. Include all applicable references in APA format.
Final Project Timeline
You should budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course. As outlined below, some CheckPoints and assignments in the course are designed to assist you in creating your final project. If you complete your course activities and use the feedback provided by the instructor, you will be on the right track to successfully complete your project.
- Suggested in Week One: Read the Final Project Overview and Timeline in Appendix A.
- Due in Week One: Generate ideas for the project by completing the Food Diary CheckPoint and Healthy Eating Plan paper.
- Due in Week Six: Generate ideas for the project by completing the Personal Exercise Plan CheckPoint.
- Due in Week Seven: Generate ideas for the project by completing the Lifespan Nutrition Needs Presentation CheckPoint and Healthy Eating Plan Comparison.
- Due in Week Nine: Submit your final project.