NUTR2005 Lifespan Nutrition: Calculate Mark’s

NUTR2005 Lifespan Nutrition: Calculate Mark’s


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:

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

Case study Questions:

  1. Calculate Mark’s, Basal Metabolic Rate and Estimated Energy Requirement (EER) using the Schofield equation.  In your answer, indicate how you calculated this.
  1. Compare Mark’s anthropometrical measurements to the Australian Guidelines.
  1. Compare Mark’s dietary intake of food groups against Australian recommendations and his EER.
  1. Based on your previous answers, make a short evidence-based assessment on Mark’s current health status.  

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 OR
  1. Iron in Female preconception OR
  1. Zinc in Male preconception OR
  1. CoQ10 in Male preconception

Activity 3: Nutrition in Pregnancy

Watch the case study excerpt video, available in the Assessment Information area.  

Case study Questions:

  1. Which trimester of pregnancy is Pam currently in?
  2. Should Pam be eating for two?  How much extra energy (in Kilojoules) does Pam need from her diet in her current trimester of pregnancy?
  3. 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 Foodworks (, Foodzone ( or Nutritics ( to create accurate recommendations)
  4. What are the current recommendations regarding fish intake in pregnancy?
  5. Make a recommendation of onesupplement for Pam. Please justify your answer pointing to research.

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