NR 228  Unit 3 Discussions Latest

NR 228  Unit 3 Discussions Latest

NR 228  Unit 3 Discussions Latest

NR 228  Unit 3 Discussion 1 Latest

Diet and Lab Values (graded, 25 points)

Proteins have many functions within our bodies. List the functions, and explain why proteins are crucial to growth and maintenance. Why are the protein diets of children different from adults?

Mark, a single father of a 2-year-old son, Jacob, stops every morning at a local fast food restaurant to pick up breakfast for himself and his son on their way to daycare. Mark says, “I don’t have time to cook in the mornings, and I can’t feed Jacob anything I would ever make at home any cheaper than this! Besides, he really loves these sausage and egg sandwiches, and at least I can get him to eat them!” Mark has a family history of diabetes, as well as hyperlipidemia. At his next physical, Mark learns that his lipid panel is as follows:

Total cholesterol 245 mg/dl, LDL 180 mg/dl, and HDL 35 mg/dl.

What is the significance of this blood work?

What should his lipid profile look like, and as the nurse in Mark’s physician’s office, how would you educate him?

NR 228  Unit 3 Discussion 2 Latest

Personal Food Diary (graded, 25 points)

In Units 1, 3, 5, and 7, you will be posting a 24-hour food and activity diary. Using, you will be able to observe a snapshot of your personal behaviors. Each unit will have a different focus on specific nutritional concepts. In addition to your initial post of the food and activity diary, you will examine one other student’s diary from a nursing perspective and offer feedback on ways to promote healthy living.

This unit’s focus will be on carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in the diet. Consider your own eating habits, and apply those here. How would you plan for food that you simply “cannot live without”?