1 ½ Hour Every Assignment Coach Scenario
Athletic Director: Wow! Our teams did terrific last week! I know much of their success can be attributed to your food recommendations! Thanks so much! Now we need to work on modifying their daily food intake, so they are ready every day to do their best at practice and competitions. What changes should they make to their diet? Remember, you analyzed their current diet for Assignment 1. This week, let’s improve that diet. I’ll let each coach explain what they need.
Coach Speedy: My runners are not consistently ready to meet the challenge of every practice and competition. I think they need to eat the right balance of the five foods groups daily, and those foods need to be spaced appropriately before, and after practice, so they come to practice and competitions ready to go. We practice at four in the afternoon for 1 1/2 hours. The conference championship is in two weeks.
Coach Power: We have our final competition in four weeks. I need to push my lifters without overdoing it. What changes do they need to make to their diet? We practice for 1 ½ hour every morning starting at 7 am.
Coach Combo: We play every week, and my team is getting beat up and worn down. Good news! We have made it to the conference playoff. The team is pumped up, but we will be playing a tough team. If we win this, we can go to a bowl game. We have two weeks to replenish our body and get ready for the big game. I’m going to pull out all the stops. What should we eat? We lift weights at 6 am and then practice on the field every afternoon at 3 pm for 2 hours.
Athletic Director: Okay, now you have heard from the coaches. Time to start making your recommendations. I know this will help each of the teams prepare for their final competitions. For this assignment, you will modify one of the team’s diets from Assignment 1. If your name last name starts with the A-H, then you will work with Coach Combo and make recommendations for his football team. (tutor will work on this option ONLY). If your last name begins with I-P, then you will evaluate a sample diet from Coach Speedy’s Cross Country team. Finally, if your last name starts with the letter Q through Z, you will assist Coach Power and his weight lifters.
You need to modify your team’s diet, so it meets the following recommendations. Use Cronometer to make the modifications. You can use the same profile you used for the first assignment, just add new days. Also, you will be adding and deleting foods to the diet. Each diet consists of three days and the average for the three days should meet the following recommendations.
For the team you are helping, enter the following profile information into the Cronometer diet analysis program.
In this class, you learned the time you eat relative to working out is just as important as the foods you eat. When should the athlete eat the foods you recommend? How many hours before and after practice? Are there certain types of foods they should eat? What about fluid intake? Be sure to space out your food selections, so they meet the guidelines you learned in class.
Remember, variety and moderation are the keys to a healthy, well-balanced diet so the same foods should not be eaten every day. Make sure your diet changes are different every day.
When your diet plan meets the above objectives, screenshot your analysis or print it to a pdf. You must submit this in the assignment area. Also, I need you to write a report, so my coaches will know what changes you made to their athlete’s diet. Use Word to write your report. It should include the following:
Now submit your Word file and diet analysis reports in the Assignment area under Assignment 3.