12G. Mitch’s Case Study 4.25-4.28.11

Senior Anatomy Project—Putting It All Together—part 1


You are a dietician.  You are a friend of Mitch’s family and have been asked to help develop a nutrition and exercise plan for Mitch.  Mitch is a 77 year old male that has been gaining weight over the last three years.  He is 5’11’ and weighed 165 lbs three years ago.  He has put on 35 pounds.  Mitch has lived alone for 6 years now.  Six years ago, he used to take walks with friends regardless of the weather.  He also bowled once a week and played shuffleboard twice a week.  He used to go to the recreation center every Saturday and swim for an hour. Mitch has quit all of these activities and doesn’t like to be told he needs to be more active.  Mitch is also a smoker and likes to drink alcohol. He has smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for 30 years. He also doesn’t miss a meal and eats more now that he doesn’t exercise.  His favorite foods include fried chicken, hamburgers, meatloaf and breads.  He normally has a piece of fruit with breakfast and some form of potatoes with each meal.  Mitch’s mother lived until she was 92 and her death was attributed to old age.  His dad died at 81 and had a history of diabetes (Type II).

Develop a realistic nutrition and exercise plan for Mitch in a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper. Use insights from your notes and the Internet (cited sources), the Recommended Dietary Allowances, Recommended Dietary Intakes for his age group and gender, and information from readings. The plan must be plausible enough to be initiated within the constraints of the nursing home environment (for example, no $3000 gym equipment in a nursing home).

Day 1 –Monday, April 25, 2011 –The Research

  1. In class I need you to research and save as much information onto your USB as possible, which includes copying this entire document and pasting it onto a .doc file and printing it out later.
  2. b.      Your research must include: (Be sure to cite ALL sources!)
    1. Proper exercise plans (Specific exercises, reps, sets)
    2. Appropriate length of time for exercise plan
    3. Vitamins, supplements to take
    4. Proper foods to eat
    5. Facts about Type II Diabetes
    6. Facts about smoking including lung pictures impacted by 30 years of smoking
    7. The Liver and Alcohol Consumption
    8. BMI index for Mitch’s height and weight
    9. Ideal BMI index for his conditions and your exercise timeframe regiment
    10. Recommended Dietary Allowances
    11. Recommended Dietary Intakes for hid group and gender.

Day 2—The Draft part I (Tuesday, April 26 2011)

On loose-leaf I want you to develop a brainstorm map and outline that places all of your research into a cohesive, coherent work.  A lot of ideas are mentioned above, but I want you to organize it into a brainstorm map first, then into an outline.  Remember it is to be done on loose-leaf.  Please don’t procrastinate in doing this.  The assignment is due by the end of class tomorrow.  I will not be there (TAKS), and I am not sure if you will have access to the computer lab.  That is part of the reason why I want the outline and brainstorm map on loose-leaf.

Day 3—The Draft part 2 (Wednesday, April 272011) “First paragraphs”

On loose-leaf, as proof as you have been keeping to your timetable, I want you to manually write the first paragraph of each topic within your essay. I am looking for completeness and preparation and investment into your project.

Day 4—Final Paper Thursday, April 28 2011

Call this the crazy, mad typing day.  You have the class to type your paper, cite sources in your bibliography, and take a pic and upload your loose-leaf drafts and your final paper onto your Prezi under the name, Mitch’s Case Study.


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