Health and Wellness NR228 Nutrition

Health and Wellness NR228 Nutrition

Health and Wellness NR228 Nutrition

To evaluate, compare, and analyze menus from different agencies and suggest revisions for healthier food choices based on the cultural and age group. Students in a cultural concentration will use that specific cultural focus to complete this assignment. Those students in a cultural concentration (such as the Hispanic concentration) should be grouped together for this assignment. However, should the groups be mixed (with students in the cultural concentration and students not in the cultural concentration), the RUA must explore the cultural concentration (e.g., Hispanic). COURSE OUTCOMES: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO1. Assess whether nutritional intake provides basic nutrients for optimal health and wellness. (POs 1 & 2)

CO2. Describe nutritional needs for optimal health and wellness throughout the lifespan. (POs 1 & 2) CO3. Discuss the psychological, sociological, economical, and cultural implications of food on

nutritional status. (POs 1 & 2) CO4. Describe evidence based practice interventions and modifications in nutrition therapy that can

positively influence the outcome of disease and illness. (POs 1 & 8) DUE DATE: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to

this assignment. POINTS POSSIBLE: 100


 Your team will be assigned the specific type of facility menu to research. As a team, you will select two facilities which care for you population’s demographic (age, culture, medical condition). For teams with one or more members enrolled in a cultural concentration option, the entire team should select facilities which care for that populations demographic.

 Search for some differences between the facilities, such as urban versus rural, small versus large, or teaching versus non‐teaching organizations.

 Facilities and populations may include o Daycare center: Preschool‐aged children o Elementary schools o High schools o College o Hospital

 Visitor/employee menu  Specific hospital units (postoperative, obstetrical, or medical)

o Community Center o Meals on wheels o Daycare center: Geriatric adult o Senior center o Assisted living o Nursing home


INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEAM CHARTER 1. The instructor will assign teams and provide the team’s assigned age group and the type of facility in which the

clients receive care. Health and Wellness NR228 Nutrition

NR228 Nutrition, Health and Wellness RUA: Nutritional Assessment (Team Project) Guidelines

NR228 RUA Nutritional Assessment V3.docx Revised: SEP18 2

a. Team size may vary, depending on class size. Three to five students per team is ideal. 2. All team members must complete and sign the Team Charter Form. A copy of the form is then submitted by each

student to their individual dropbox, in addition to the copy submitted by the Team Leader in the next step. a. The team charter is located in the Week 1 Explore section. A dropbox for submission is located in the

Week 2 Explore Section. b. Select one student to be Team Leader. This individual is response for submitting the presentation and

accompanying outline of the speaker’s notes to the designated Team Discuss Thread, as directed by your faculty member.

i. NOTE: Both documents will be submitted to TurnItIn for originality of content evaluation. 3. All team members will receive the same grade for each deliverable unless it is determined that a team member

did not participate in the planning and completion of the assigned portions of the project.


The presentation is to be created using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, 2010, or higher. Length is 10‐18 slides, not including the title and reference pages.


1. Title Page (2 points/2%) a. The title page/slide lists

i. Type of facility ii. Cultural focus iii. Names of ALL team members

2. Introduction (3 points/3%) a. Presentation introduction includes the

i. Purpose of the presentation ii. Cultural concentration iii. Age group

3. Current Menu Analysis (5 points/5%) a. Analyze the menus that the team has selected based on the following criteria. Provide rationales for your

analysis. i. Identify

1. Healthy/unhealthy menu selections 2. Appropriate for nutritional requirements of age group 3. Influence of cultural and regional food practices

ii. Consider 1. Does the menu selected provide adequate amounts of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and

minerals? 2. Over the course of a full day and week, are individuals provided with a balanced diet? 3. Does this diet allow for differences in dietary patterns related to the culture or age group selected?

4. Create Sample Menu (20 points/20%) a. Create a single day’s replacement menu providing healthier choices for each menu analyzed, including the

following. i. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options ii. Age considerations iii. Potential health concerns iv. Cultural influences v. Regional patterns vi. Nutritional components of your food choices vii. Two references that support your choices included on the slide or in the speaker’s notes

5. Compare Menus (20 points/20%)

NR228 Nutrition, Health and Wellness RUA: Nutritional Assessment (Team Project) Guidelines

NR228 RUA Nutritional Assessment V3.docx Revised: SEP18 3

i. Compare each original menu with the corresponding replacement and explain how the replacement menu offers better nutritional options while still reflecting specific cultural choices

ii. Include two references that support your choices on the slide or in the speaker’s notes 6. Barriers (20 points/20%)

a. Identify three barriers that may prevent the provision of optimally healthy meals for the select population. Barriers may include i. Geographic location ii. Health of the population iii. Culture of the population and surrounding community iv. Socioeconomic challenges v. Available food choices vi. Other barriers, as identified vii. Include reference citations to support key points, as needed

7. Summary (10 points/10%) a. Summarize key points Health and Wellness NR228 Nutrition

i. What have you learned about the population and their nutritional needs? ii. How will completing this assignment influence your nursing practice?

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