Assignment 1: 

Read the article, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Protein”.

Write a 350- to 700-word response that addresses the following: What are the functions of proteins in the body? What are the types of proteins? Explain the role of amino acids in building protein. Describe risks associated with protein deficiency and overconsumption. How much protein do you need according to your age and gender? What are some healthy nutrient sources of protein? What are three negative effects of high-protein diets?

Format your response consistent with APA guidelines.

Assignment 2: 

Log in to SuperTracker.

Document what you eat for 3 days each week for Weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 using the SuperTracker tool.

Write a 150- to 300-word summary or your analysis. Include the following: Describe your current eating habits. Has there been any change from Week 2? Compare the similarities and differences of your current diet to the recommendations. What is your current physical activity regimen? Is this plan working well, or could it be improved upon? Briefly discuss ways you could improve your level of physical activity.

Save a screenshot of your tracking results and to submit for completion. Press Alt + Print Screen on your computer keyboard to create a screen shot. Opena blank Microsoft® Word document. Press Ctrl + V on your keyboard to paste the screen shot into the document.