Choose a disease or medical condition that could possibly, or commonly, affect your individual.
Nutritional Care Plan
For this project, you will identify a case study and then develop a Nutrition Care Plan for the client associated with that case. Your work begins in Week 4 as you construct the details of your case. A completed Nutritional Care Plan for your client is due during Week 10.
Please read this entire document to gain understanding of the project scope and those tasks you will complete. Specific due dates for assignment tasks can be found on corresponding assignment pages in your course.
Project tasks to be completed in Week 4
a. Choose from one of the following stages: pregnancy, infancy and childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age.
b. List the specific nutrition issues affecting individuals in your selected stage.
a. Choose a disease or medical condition that could possibly, or commonly, affect your individual. This could be anything ranging from diabetes to cirrhosis.
b. Using the ABCDs of nutritional assessment, create a case study based on an actual client or patient. You can also make one up. Include the following in your case study:
a. Anthropometrics, relevant biochemical tests, clinical assessment, and dietary intake analysis.
c. Be sure to include a list of common medications that may be used to treat your patient’s condition and identify potential herb/nutrient/drug interactions that may be relevant.
d. Identify your client’s cultural background and give clues as to their socioeconomic status and psychosocial variables. For example, your patient may be a senior living alone on a fixed income or might be living in a nursing facility with reputed staff.