Education j jordan assignment 3


Athletic Director:  Wow! Our teams did terrific last week! I know much of their success can be attributed  to your food recommendations! Thanks so much! Now we need to work on  modifying their daily food intake, so they are ready every day to do  their best at practice and competitions. What changes should they make  to their diet? Remember, you analyzed their current diet for Assignment  1. This week, let’s improve that diet. I’ll let each coach explain what  they need.

Coach Speedy:  My runners are not consistently ready to meet the challenge of every  practice and competition. I think they need to eat the right balance of  the five foods groups daily, and those foods need to be spaced  appropriately before, and after practice, so they come to practice and  competitions ready to go. We practice at four in the afternoon for 1 1/2  hours. The conference championship is in two weeks.

Coach Power: We  have our final competition in four weeks. I need to push my lifters  without overdoing it. What changes do they need to make to their diet?  We practice for 1 ½ hour every morning starting at 7 am.

Coach Combo: We play every week,  and my team is getting beat up and worn down. Good news! We have made  it to the conference playoff. The team is pumped up, but we will be  playing a tough team. If we win this, we can go to a bowl game. We have  two weeks to replenish our body and get ready for the big game. I’m  going to pull out all the stops. What should we eat? We lift weights at 6  am and then practice on the field every afternoon at 3 pm for 2 hours.

Athletic Director:   Okay, now you have heard from the coaches. Time to start making your  recommendations. I know this will help each of the teams prepare for  their final competitions. For this assignment, you will modify one of  the team’s diets from Assignment 1. If your name last name starts with  the A-H, then you will work with Coach Combo and make recommendations  for his football team. If your last name begins with I-P, then you will  evaluate a sample diet from Coach Speedy’s Cross Country team. Finally,  if your last name starts with the letter Q through Z, you will assist Coach Power and his weight lifters.

You need to modify your team’s diet,  so it meets the following recommendations. Use Cronometer to make the  modifications. You can use the same profile you used for the first  assignment, just add new days. Also, you will be adding and deleting  foods to the diet. Each diet consists of three days and the average for  the three days should meet the following recommendations. 

  • Calorie  intake is within 250 calories of the calorie level recommended by the  diet analysis program. Be sure you selected the appropriate activity.
  • All nutrients are >100% (Please note this is >100% and not equal to 100%). Be sure not to exceed the upper limit for a nutrient.
  • The source of calories from carbohydrates is >55%, and the source of calories from fat is <25%.

For the team you are helping, enter the following profile information into the Cronometer diet analysis program.

  • Coach  Speedy and her cross country team: Plan between 2500-3000 kcal/day for a  female athlete, 20 yrs old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 135 lbs, maintain  current weight, the activity level is active
  • Coach  Power and his weight lifting team: Plan between 3500-4000 kcal/day for a  male athlete, 21 yrs old, 6 feet tall, 180 lbs, maintain current  weight, the activity level is active
  • Coach  Combo: Plan between 3500-4000 kcal/day for a male athlete, 19 yrs old, 6  feet tall, 200 lbs, maintain current weight, the activity level is  active

In this class, you learned the time you eat relative to  working out is just as important as the foods you eat. When should the  athlete eat the foods you recommend? How many hours before and after  practice? Are there certain types of foods they should eat? What about  fluid intake? Be sure to space out your food selections, so they meet  the guidelines you learned in class.

Remember, variety and moderation are the keys  to a healthy, well-balanced diet so the same foods should not be eaten  every day. Make sure your diet changes are different every day.

When  your diet plan meets the above objectives, screenshot your analysis or  print it to a pdf. You must submit this in the assignment area. Also, I  need you to write a report, so my coaches will know what changes you  made to their athlete’s diet. Use Word to write your report. It should include the following:

  • List of meal or snack time and foods to be eaten at that time. (Be sure to space out your food selections, so they meet the guidelines you learned in class.)
  • Time when the athlete is working out
  • What foods did you add to their diet?
  • What foods did you remove from their diet?
  • What did you do about their fluid intake?