Fast Track Analysis
Tutorials:
 7Day Food Intake
 Prepare Nutrition Prescription
 Implement Nutrition Prescription
 Iron Deficiency Anemia(Client PDF Handout)
 Global Issues

Tutorial 1: Obtaining and analyzing a 7 Day Food Intake Record for Protein and KCalorie Intake using the Higgins method


Procedure for Analysis of average daily amounts of Protein and KCalories

Calculation Using a 4 Function Calculator


 Look at form B. Milk is the first category. Now look at Chart I, Montreal Diet Dispensary food values and equivalents.
 For each type of milk product you have ingested, add up the total OUNCES for the week and divide by 7. this will give you the average number of ounces a day. For example, if you have only had whole milk and the total ounces for the week is 120 divided by 7, your average ounces/day is 17.1. Record this number in the appropriate column on Form C.
Multiply 17.1 X 1 (for grams of Protein/ounce) and round up if the decimal is .5 or above and round down if the decimal is less than .5. In this case, the rounded average grams of Protein/day from whole milk is 17. Record this number on Form C.
Now multiply 17.1 X 19 (for Kcalories/ounce) to obtain 324.9 Kcalories/day. The rounded average Kcalories/day from whole milk is 325. Record this number on Form C.
 Now look down Form B to fruits and then look at Chart I. Add up
the total SERVINGS of fruit for the week and divide by 7. This will give you the average number of servings a day. For example, if you have added up a total of 25 servings for the week and divided by 7, your average servings/day is 3.6. Record this number on Form C.
Multiply 3.6 X 1 (for grams of Protein/serving) to obtain 3.6 grams of Protein/day. The round average grams of Protein/day from fruit is 4. Record this number on Form C.
Multiply 3.6 X 75 (for Kcalories/serving) to obtain 270 Kcalories/day. Rounding is not necessary in this instance. The average Kcalories/day from fruit is 270. Record this number on Form C.
 Continue sequentially down the food list until the average serving or ounces a day and the average grams of Protein and Kcalories/day have been computed and recorded. Then sum the Protein and Kcalories columns for a total average amount/day.

Calculation Using the Computer Program


The computer calculation is carried out as described above, except that rounding for the total average grams and Kcalories/day is done after all of the foods are calculated. You may wish to compare this small difference with a hand calculated total.
The link below will open Form C in a new Netscape Window. When the new Window opens, you may expand the window to view the entire width of the form.
Carefully follow the instructions at the top of computer Form C in entering data from computer Form C. At the bottom of this form, click "Printable Screen" to obtain a complete version of Form C suitable for printing. Print Form C and retain it to use in Tutorial 2.
Click here to conduct a computerized analysis and printout.
(Note: you will need to use Netscape 3.0 or greater in order to work with this form. ) 
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