CASE STUDY 1 Proteins Description: Question


CASE STUDY 1 Proteins


You are the nutritionist advising only one of the case study scenarios below based on which group you are in.  In these scenarios, the patient has come to you for a consultation.  During the consultation, they tell you about themselves but there is also other information provided. To answer the questions you will need to figure out what information is missing and phrase it as a probing question for you to advise your patient. For more info see the rubric located under the assignment submission.

Case Study Protein - Theo:

"No way would I ever become a vegetarian!  The only way to build up your muscles is to eat meat.  I was reading in a bodybuilding magazine last week about some guy who doesn't eat anything from animals, not even milk or eggs, and he looked pretty buff  --but I don't believe it, they can do anything to photos these days.  Besides, after a game, I crave red meat.  If I don't have it, I feel sort of like my batteries don't get recharged.  It's just not practical for a competitive athlete to go without meat."
Theo is 24 years old, height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 220, BMI 31.6, and his body fat is 20%.  Theo has always played several different sports and goes to the gym every day so feels he has his nutrition figured out.  In order to maximize his muscle gain during the off-season, his coach recommended he eat as much protein as possible- representing about 60% of his total caloric intake.      
Theo has certain beliefs about the role of red meat in his diet.  Do you think these claims are valid? why or why not?  Without trying to convert Theo to vegetarianism, what facts might you offer him in the comparison between plant and animal proteins? How much protein do you think Theo should eat? Would you recommend any changes to his diet to help him achieve his goals?
What are some probing questions you would ask the patient to better understand their case?

  • To answer the questions, use what we learned in class, power points, and the book.  
  • Your response should include questions you would probe and ask your patient for more information on their case.  
  • Read and answer each question.  Remember to ask probing questions if you would like to know more information in order to better answer the question. 
  • Answer all questions in approximately 300 words, and explain and justify your answers. Use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Include probing questions.
  • Rubric is located under the assignment submission.
  • Either upload the Word document to BB or write it out and submit directly in BB.
  • Format: MS Word document

Due Date:  If you submit your assignment on time, you will be given the opportunity to re-submit your work.  Points are deducted for late submissions.  No assignments will be accepted 2 weeks past the due date.  All due dates are located under weekly schedule on the left black sidebar.
Grading: Case Studies constitute 12% of the course final grade.  This case study is worth 4%.  A maximum of 20 points.

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