Advance Nutrition
Course Code: MFN-004
Assignment Code: MFN-004/AST-1/TMA-1/2022-23
Last Date of Submission: 28th February, 2023


Advance Nutrition
Course Code: MFN-004
Assignment Code: MFN-004/AST-1/TMA-1/2022-23
Last Date of Submission: 28th February, 2023
Maximum Marks: 100

This assignment is based on Units 1 -19 of the MFN-004 Course.
Section A – Descriptive Questions
There are eight questions in this part. Answer all questions.
1. a) Enumerate the components affecting energy requirement.
b) Briefly explain the concept of Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) and
Estimated Average Requirement (EAR)
c) What are the goals behind estimating RDAs ?
2. a) What do you understand by amino acid score and biological value of protein? How
are these used to know the quality of protein in the diet?
b) Discuss briefly the methods to improve the quality of protein in the diet, giving
suitable examples.
c) Enlist the clinical and biochemical features of PEM.
3. a) Briefly discuss the digestion, absorption and transportation of carbohydrates and
b) Classify dietary fibre on the basis of solubility and give examples of foods high in
these fibres. Enumerate the properties of dietary fiber that make it beneficial to the
4. a) Describe briefly the regulation of water balance in the human body. Explain the
conditions that can be caused by disturbances in fluid balance in the body.
b) What are polyphenols ? Enumerate briefly the health benefits of polyphenols .
c) What are antinutritional factors? Give examples.
d) Discuss the nutritional requirements of people living in cold climate

5. a) Explain the term calcium homeostasis. (4)
b) How tryptophan is converted to niacin? Explain with the help of flow chart. (3)
c) Briefly describe the role of vitamin E and selenium in lipid peroxidation. (3)
Section B – OTQ (Objective Type Questions) (20 marks)
1. Briefly explain the following terms giving examples: (10)
i) Ketosis
ii) Resistant starch
iii) Indirect calorimetry
iv) Pre-eclampsia
v) Functional foods
vi) Essential fatty acids
vii) Amylase Inhibitors
viii) Growth monitoring
ix) SAM
x) Phytoestrogens
6. a) Mention any two tests each that can measure the following:
i) Cardiovascular endurance
ii) Muscular strength and endurance
b) What are ergogenic aids? Enlist the categories of nutritional ergogenic aids. Discuss in
brief the side effects of these aids to the body.
c) Write short note on nutritional requirements in hot environment.


7. a) Briefly discuss the physiology of lactation and enumerate the importance of human
milk for infant growth and development.
b) Write the food sources, functions and RDA for adult man and woman for the
following nutrients:
i) Zinc
ii) Vitamin C
iii) Copper
8. a) Briefly discuss the following:
i) Nutrient needs and dietary management for pregnant women
ii) Dietary modification for the elderly male
b) Briefly explain the measures to avoid macro and micronutrient deficiency during
c) Write short notes on space foods.
2. Ram is a 42 year old sedentary male having body weight of 65 kg. Calculate the energy (5)
requirement using the factorial estimation of total energy expenditure.
Note: Refer Unit 2, MFN-004 for the necessary calculations.
3. Tabulate the ICMR (2020) recommended dietary allowances for energy, protein, vitamin A, iron,
calcium for the following: (5)
i) 27 yrs lactating mother of 50kg doing sedentary work
ii) 9 months infant
iii) 70 years man of 60 kg
iv) 14 years girl
v) 11 years boy


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