Diet Analysis Plus 9.0 Windows/Macintosh CD-ROM

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DIET ANALYSIS PLUS is the market-leading diet assessment program used by colleges and universities. Featuring a database with over 20,000 foods that can be personalized with recipes, DIET ANALYSIS PLUS enables students to track their diet, generate reports, complete assignments, and gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to their personal health goals. Students create their own personal profiles based on height, weight, age, sex, and activity level, and then track the types and serving sizes of the foods they consume from one day to 365 days. Unique custom and 3-day reports are among the many that students can print and analyze. Highlights of the new Version 9.0 include an improved interface for easier navigation, new assignments, and a questionnaire that accurately assesses one's true activity level. Available as a standalone product or in a bundle with any Wadsworth text for a substantial cost savings (Online or Windows/Macintosh compatible CD-ROM), this is a must-have for all who are interested in analyzing their diets.

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New Features

  • The improved interface provides even easier navigation of Diet Analysis Plus. The homepage provides one-stop access to the profile, diet, activities, reports, and labs.

  • A new Profile Questionnaire assesses the user's true activity level and more accurately determines the proper Dietary Reference Intakes.

  • New assignments take advantage of the extensive database and provide critical thinking opportunities in addition to the previous reports. The user can copy a profile and make changes to compare and analyze various profiles to complete these online assignments.

  • With the ability to create up to five profiles, a user can input a desired weight change to determine the proper DRIs to reach the desired weight goal.

Additional Features

  • Featuring over 20,000 easy-to-find foods, the extensive database includes common foods, popular brands, regional favorites, international foods, and vegetarian options.

  • Users can use the "Create a Recipe" feature to combine foods from the database to create recipes of commonly eaten foods, such as a homemade salad dressing. Recipes are automatically added to the food database and list of "Favorites."

  • The visual month-to-month calendar enables tracking of food intake for up to 365 days and allows users to quickly see the dates where they entered food and activities.

  • Among the ten reports, the "Macronutrient Ranges" report compares actual intake of carbohydrate, fat, and protein with the recommended ranges, using both a simple graph and a detailed table to the show the comparison clearly.

  • A built-in tutorial provides an audio and video walkthrough of the main features of the program, including setting up a profile, tracking diet, and printing reports like the 3-Day Average report.

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Dr. Michelle "Shelley" McGuire teaches in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Washington State University. She is the author of several published articles, and specializes in the research of understanding of how breastfeeding and lactation influence both maternal and child health and well-being. Recent research has focused on investigating how maternal diet influences milk fat content and, thus, energy intake and fatty acid consumption of the breastfeeding child. Dr. McGuire has been teaching the basic nutrition course for several years and has a strong appreciation of the course, its goals and objectives, and the variety of student needs. This experience coupled with her strong writing and research background has helped her create an exciting and refreshing text for the introductory nutrition course.

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