Introduction- Nutritional Assessment Nutritional assessment means objective and subjective methods of evaluating an individual’s food intake, nutrient intake, lifestyle, and medical history. The data collated are organized and it helps the health practitioner to assess and evaluate the individual’s nutritional status. Significance –Nutritional Assessment Assessment of an individual’s nutritional status helps the health practitioner to plan care and design the care so as to help the individual to either maintain the assessed status or to achieve a healthier one. It can also be used to identify whether an individual or group of people are at risk of becoming malnourished. Nutritional assessment also helps to ascertain whether the nutritional programs and intervention initiated are effective or not.
Introduction: New approaches of dietary assessment methods and instruments have been developed and applied to overcome some of the challenges and limitations in dietary assessment. Particularly the growing prominence of internet- and communication technologies has offered new possibilities to address bias and measurement errors inherent in all self-reported dietary intakes as well as organizational and financial issues in study planning and design. An evaluation of the potential of these innovative technologies to replace, improve or complement these commonly used dietary assessment methods may therefore help to better assess their usability and possible ‘added value’ in epidemiological studies. The objective of this article was inventory of
First impressions are made and these judgements can greatly affect how a client perceives a nurse (Patrick, 2013). Through this initial assessment, the nurse can obtain information that is crucial in providing the client with effective holistic care. Nursing assessment framework tools are used to help the nurse obtain accurate information about the patient’s wants and needs. This initial assessment based on subjective and objective data, helps to determine the patient’s actual problems and potential problems (Weber & Kelley, 2013). An assessment is carried out to obtain objective data and a physical baseline of the patient on admission.
Nutrition assessment is a process of collecting, integrating ad analyzing nutrition related data including food-drug interactions, cultural, religious and ethnic food preferences, age related nutrition issues and the need for diet counselling. Nutritional status is the condition of the heath of a person which is influenced by the intake ad utilization of nutrients. We can either have a normal nutritional status or a bad nutritional status known as malnutrition. If our body is taking food nutrients in the right amount to meet the body need, then it is considered as a good nutritional status. But on the other hand if the nutrients been provided for the body are not adequate or not properly utilized by the body then there will be an imbalance
Given that the assessment provides the necessary background assessment, nurses can draw from it to provide quality care services to patients. Finally but not least, the assessment helps care providers understand the situation of patients which allows them to identify their similarities or difference in cultural practices, stress
The Use of New Technology in Dietary Assessment Dietary intake assessment is a very important instrument for assessing nutrition-related disease risks and evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions. The most commonly used tools for dietary intake assessment are food records or diaries, 24-hour dietary recalls (24-HDRs), food frequency questionnaires (FFQs), weight records, and brief dietary assessment instruments (1). The conventional tools have their own limitations that affect data collection and weaken the research conclusions. Therefore, new technology tools have been recently developed for improving food intake measures that provide assessments with less effort for both researcher and participant and have faster application for use in epidemiological studies. All new dietary assessments are classified into groups according to technological similarities: i.
When discussing assessments most people envision a pen and paper evaluation that measures the acquired knowledge on any given subject. While this is partly true it’s important as educators that we understand that there are many different ways that a student’s knowledge can be assessed. One ideal way is to provide the students with an authentic assessment. Authentic assessments demonstrate what a student actually learns in class rather than their ability to do well on traditional tests. Which makes this type of assessment an excellent way of evaluating a student’s knowledge of a subject matter.
The impact of healthy food labeling on the consumer buying behavior Identifying consumer response towards healthy food labeling, such as nutritional facts, their willingness to purchase, and consumer buying behavior. The more consumers are exposed to advertisements and other source of communication between firms and consumers, more knowledge is gained and consumer learns to approach products better and make better buying decisions. But as the dynamics of diet related and health problems have increased over the past years, it became necessary to understand what is being consumed and what it’s composed off as well as its affect. Consequently, nutritional labeling has emerged as an important variable to take into consideration during food purchase