Work book

Work book




References minimum of two references per activity please

Answer all activity in this work book

Use food work or food zone or other mentioned in activity 3 to do activity

Please write only 700 words in total





Activity 1: Nutritional Assessment Case study


Mark is a 35-year-old male in a sedentary job.  He weighs 105kg and is 1.73m tall with a waist measurement of 101cm.  He walks to and from work every day (20 minutes) and plays golf on the weekend.  Mark’s 24-hour recall diet is as follows:

Breakfast: 3 x Wheat Bix with a cup of full cream milk

Morning Tea: Large flat white with 1 sugar

Lunch: Ham (2 slices) and cheese (2 slices, full fat) sandwich (white bread) with lettuce (1piece)

Afternoon tea: Large flat white with 1 sugar.  Large blueberry muffin.

Dinner: Spaghetti Bolognaise (1 cup mince, 1 cup pasta, passata and herbs).  2 x Beers.

Supper: 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

Case study Questions:

  1. Calculate Mark’s, Basal Metabolic Rate and Estimated Energy Requirement (EER) using the Schofield equation. In your answer, indicate how you calculated this.



  1. Compare Mark’s anthropometrical measurements to the Australian Guidelines.

Ideally, eating a large variety of nutritious food is crucial to enhance a good health and well being. The Australian health eating guidelines offers an updated advice on the amount and the kind of food that supports a standard health eating.



  1. Compare Mark’s dietary intake of food groups against Australian recommendations and his EER.




  1. Based on your previous answers, make a short evidence-based assessment on Mark’s current health status.




Activity 2: Nutrition in Male and Female

Choose one of the following topics and briefly discuss its importance/ use in relation to male and female fertility / preconception, referring to the evidence.

  1. Folic acid in Female preconception OR


  1. Iron in Female preconception OR


  1. Zinc in Male preconception OR


  1. CoQ10 in Male preconception


Activity 3: Nutrition in Pregnancy

Watch the case study excerpt video, available in the Assessment Information area.

Case study Questions:

  1. Which trimester of pregnancy is Pam currently in?


  1. Should Pam be eating for two? How much extra energy (in Kilojoules) does Pam need from her diet in her current trimester of pregnancy?


  1. To give Pam examples of what your increase in energy might look like, create three examples of well-balanced meals that will help Pam achieve her increase in energy recommendation per day (Use Foodworks (, Foodzone ( or Nutritics ( to create accurate recommendations)


  1. What are the current recommendations regarding fish intake in pregnancy?


  1. Make a recommendation of one supplement for Pam. Please justify your answer pointing to research.






Activity 4: Nutrition in Childhood case scenario

Emily is a 1-year-old toddler.  Her weight has been recorded as:

Age Weight
Birth 3.2 kg
1 month 4.1 kg
3 months 5.9 kg
6 months 7.2 kg
9 months 9.8 kg
12 months 11.5 kg


  1. Plot Emily’s growth using the WHO weight-for-age growth chart and attach it to this workbook. The chart can be found in the assessment information area.


  1. At what age did Emily’s weight start changing percentiles?



  1. Make an assessment on Emily’s weight over time and discuss possible reasons for these changes.



  1. What recommendations would you make for Emily’s parents?