Do you feel your typical diet was reflective of this food journal? Why or Why not?
Food Journal Assignment
Step 1: Track your food over the course of a minimum of 3 days.
Enter your food and beverages from your journal into a Nutrition App of your choice, (ex. FitGenie or MyFitness Pal, Nutrition Calc). Another great tracking app is
The Food tracking App must allow the option for foods and beverages to be categorized into carbs, fats, and protein- not just calories.
Your food journal should include the following information:
All of the food that you consume. This includes all meals, snacks, desserts, etc.
All of the beverages you consume. This includes water, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages.
All of the supplements, vitamins, etc. that you consume.
Include a full weekend: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to compare to your weekday choices.
Include any exercise or physical activity.
Step 2: Give a reflection summary about what you learned regarding your diet.
What are your initial thoughts about your diet?
Would you change anything about your diet?
Do you feel your typical diet was reflective of this food journal? Why or Why not?
If you were presenting this to a Registered Dietitian, what clinical observations might they make?
Step 4: Save and Submit your assignment
After you complete the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place and submit a copy to your instructor of your journal/log and the responses to the questions. This should be turned in as a word or pdf document.
Assignment Expectations for Grading:
Demonstration of critical thinking, scholarship, and ability to connect and apply the material
Comprehensiveness and completeness of your responses
Adherence to the written instructions
Spelling and grammar