Family Nutritional Profiles

This profile is designed to help parents and families work together towards better overall nutritional habits and choices. We assess the current state of the nutritional habits of children within the family or for the whole family depending on expectations. This assessment can be used as a premise for helping the family develop a nutritional strategy that works for both the parents and the children. Through this method families can develop a positive nutritional strategy that children will adhere to and parents can accept knowing it is not compromising longer term health. We can prioritize the findings and use this to create 'what-if' scenarios so that the impact of changes are understood for the parents and aligned with the goals they have established for their family.  

Family Nutritional Profiles - Details on Approach

» Data Capture - Using our standard templates we collect a sampling of dietary data. For busy families who spend much of their time eating out we have collected the nutritional value of food based on the standard portions from most of the major restaurant chains. All we need to know is what was ordered by the different family members. We also maintain regional variations and recipes to help make this process as simple and efficient as possible.

» Current State Assessment - Once we have the history of a sampling of dietary intake, along with exercise routines and other considerations, we use this to do a current state assessment of the different family members. Our premise is DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO HEALTH until we know what we are changing and why. Once we have the current state assessment we will present back the findings to the parents to determine where there are gaps in their diet that may have an affect on short and longer term health. The family profile covers the following key vitamins, minerals and other considerations:

 

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Vitamin B6

Vitamin D

Vitamin B12
Vitamin E

Vitamin K

 

Minerals

Calcium

Phosphorus

Copper

Potassium

Iron

Selenium

Magnesium

Sodium

Manganese

Zinc

Other Considerations

Carbohydrates

Fiber

Calories

Lipids (Fats)

pH Levels

Anti-Oxidant Intake

 

» Sustainable Recommendations - Using the current state and gap analysis we would highlight areas where there is opportunity for improvement and then make recommendations on the best way to approach this with the least amount of impact across all family members included. We help quantify what is being changed and why and can discuss how the changes may affect health over the longer term.

» Feedback Improvements - We can go through an additional cycle to see how the changes have impacted nutritional input and discuss next steps to consider for continued health improvements. Our goal is to ensure that the investments made are translated into measurable improvements for the whole family.