NUTR2005 Lifespan Nutrition Assignment 

Subject Code :- NUTR2005
Title :- Lifespan Nutrition
Assessment Type :- Assignment 1
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:
NUTR2005 Lifespan Nutrition Assignment 

NUTR2005 Lifespan Nutrition Assignment 

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

NUTR2005 Lifespan Nutrition Assignment 

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

b.Compare Mark’s anthropo metrical measurements to the Australian Guidelines.

c.Compare Mark’s dietary intake of food groups against Australian recommendations.

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

NUTR2005 Lifespan Nutrition Assignment 

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

2.Iron in Female preconception OR

3.Zinc in Male preconception

4.CoQ10 in Male preconception

NUTR2005 Lifespan Nutrition Assignment 

NUTR2005 Lifespan Nutrition Assignment 

Activity 3: Nutrition in Pregnancy
Watch the case study excerpt video available in the Assessment Information area.

Case study Questions:
a) Which trimester of pregnancy is Pam currently in?

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

c) 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 Food works (, Foodzone ( or Nutritics ( to create accurate recommendations)

NUTR2005 Lifespan Nutrition Assignment 

d) What are the current recommendations regarding fish intake in pregnancy?

e) 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:

a. 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.

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

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

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

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