For Module 3, you will submit two written assignments, both due at the close of the module. The assignments
make use of the data you collected from your diet analysis assignment in Module 2. When answering
questions about your vitamin and mineral intake, make sure that you indicate units after every number (grams,
milligrams, and micrograms).
Vitamin Intake Assignment So that your answers are easier to read and grade, pleaseuse multiple paragraphs
and breaks between nutrients.
Start with vitamin A. How does your intake of vitamin A, measured in retinol activity equivalents (RAE),
compare with the DRI? What percentage of your recommended intake did you consume?
List the foods from your diet record that contributed the greatest amount of vitamin A. If you consumed less
than the recommendation, what foods could you incorporate into your diet in order to meet the
recommendation? If you consumed more than the recommendation, was this too much? Why or why not?
How does your intake compare with the Tolerable Upper Level (UL) for vitamin A, which is shown on page C at
the end of your text, following the index. What are the health issues associated with deficient intake of vitamin
A? Are there risk factors associated with the overconsumption of vitamin A? If so, what are they?
Answer those samequestions for each of the following vitamins:thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin
B12, folate, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin K, and vitamin E (alpha tocopherol).
In several well-developed paragraphs, answer Critical Thinking Question #1 for Chapter 7: “List three reasons
why someone might take a multivitamin supplement that does not exceed 100 percent of the DRIs. Would you
ever take an antioxidant supplement? Why or why not? Suppose you decided that you should take a vitamin
supplement because you do not drink milk. How would you determine the best supplement to purchase?”
Nutrition quackery is so common that it’s easy to become fooled. For this assignment, obtain information
about a questionable nutritional product such as a nutrient supplement by performing an Internet search. Then
evaluate the claims regarding the product using reliable sites on the Internet such as the National Center for
Complementary and Integrative Health and Medline Plus. In 1-2 well-developed paragraphs, discuss the
product you researched. What claims were made in its advertising, and what information did you find on
credible Internet sources that refuted those claims?
Explain the difference between enrichment and fortification. What foods from your diet fit into each category?
With which vitamins are those foods enriched or fortified? What is the impact of fortified foods on your overall
vitamin intake? What about enriched foods? Do you think fortifying or enriching foods is always a
goodapproach to preventing malnutrition? Why or why not?