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You are a nutritionist at the Wake Forest Medical Center. You are to pick one of the three case studies
(patients). Based on the descriptions of the diet plans and patient conditions, you are to construct a 3 day
diet plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack) that will best suit the patient. You will put the diet plan in
a well thought out brochure including pictures and details. Your patient wants variety, so you can not
repeat foods.
After you create your brochure, you need to answer the following questions in paragraph form?
1. Why did you choose your patient?
2. What diet plan is appropriate for your patient and why?
3. What types of foods needed to be increased or decreased in the patient’s diet?
4. Explain how each day’s diet relates to the 4 organic compounds.
5. Explain how the food and the organic compound group it represents will affect the patient.
6. Explain how each of the organic compounds in the food relates to the cells/ cell organelles of the
patient. Example: lipids from vegetable oil would be broken down to create the cell membrane’s
phospholipids bilayer.
7. How can you relate the knowledge of diet, foods, organic compounds, and cells/cell organelles to
your body?
8. Explain what you did or did not like about this activity.
Case Study Patients
1. Age: 45 female
Weight: 240 lbs
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Lifestyle: Eats very few to no vegetables, high diet of carbohydrates (rice, pasta, potatoes), and
sugary drinks, has a very sedentary life style.
BP: 125/88
Glucose: 240 mg/dl
Total Cholesterol: 180 mg/dl
Life Goal:
Age: 36 male
Weight: 210 lbs
Height: 6 feet
Lifestyle: Diet heavy in red meat and starches, very little fruits and vegetables, registrar of
college (very stressful job), exercises 2 days a week, had had heart palpitations, and panic attacks
BP: 145/95
Glucose: 85mg/dl
Total Cholesterol: 180 mg/dl
Life Goal:
3. Age: 50 female
Weight: 145 lbs
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Lifestyle: Patient is having early stage heart disease, recently started to exercise 1 day a week,
high fat diet with fast food multiple times a week and low intake of fruits and vegetable.
BP: 185/115
Glucose: 85mg/dl
Total Cholesterol: 250 mg/dl
Life Goal: