Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Activity 19.3.5 – Analyze your diet

How balanced is your diet? Record the quantities of all foods you eat in a typical day.  Enter these values into an Internet-based nutritional analysis service such as the Nutritional Analysis Tool [,; or search "nutritional analysis tool"]. Analyze your diet with respect to the USDA recommended daily allowances (RDA). 

(1) Generate a graph or table of your diet (figure 19.8) and write a brief analysis, highlighting areas where your diet deviates significantly from the USDA’s recommended daily allowances.

(2) What can be done to improve your nutrition?

Fiber Gel Technologies. (2007). Nutritional Analysis Tools and System, using data from the United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved June 11, 2007 from

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