What is the USRDA?

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Probably the US Registered Dieticians Association

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What does USRDA mean?

The acronym USRDA stands for United States Recommended Daily Allowance. In some instances, the acronym is used for United States Recommended Dietary Allowance. In both cases, it refers to the quantity of macronutrients and micronutrients that a person is recommended to consume for maximum health.

Is there iron content in dates?

Dates have an iron content of 1.15 mg per 100 grams of dates on average. The USRDA (US recommended daily allowance) of iron is 18mg (27mg during pregnancy). Dates are a significant source of iron.

How many pounds of butter could you safely eat in 1 sitting?

You might be able to eat upwards of a pound at one sitting, but the Guiness Book people probably aren't interested. Eating that much fat (a pound) may make a lot of people sick. It may make you sick. It probably isn't a good idea to "max out" on butter. Butter is good stuff. Strike that. It's great stuff! Really great stuff! But it is something like 99.999999% fat. (Not quite that much, exactly, but you get the picture.) Eating a lot of butter isn't a good idea. Moderation is the key. Unless you do a lot of physical activities, you may end up "wearing" the butter, and that's bad. Most of us don't have the physiology to metabolize a lot of fat like that. Recommended USRDA limits on fat are pretty low, and if you want anything like a sane diet, then you may well be giving up something else to eat butter. The USRDA suggests that we limit our fat-supplied energy to 30% of our total calorie intake. In a "regular" 2000 calorie daily intake, about 3 1/2 ounces of butter supply all of the fat calories we "should" eat in a day. Make wise choices. You life, or at least the length of it and, to a degree, the quality, depend on your doing that.

What are you going to do if your client has poor appetite?

Depends on the reason for the poor appetite. Ideally, you need to get them to eat on their own (as oppposed to NG tube feedings, IV, etc.) If they have a poor appetite, it means they're eating. Give the high calorie foods (depending on the situation -- if you have to hike off the North Pole ,ake it REALLY high; if the patient is in bed, calculate for daily planned intake). Note that Kcals have to equal the nutritional plan but, barring allergies, diabetes, renal failure, etc, how you get there isn't all that critical. Fats and Carbs are a good place to start; protein less so. Calories first, then Proteins and USRDA stuff. Vitamins IM if they won't eat them (note that vitamins PO are often irritating to the GI tract). In a chronic situation, with no physiological pathology, it's a matter of habit-forming. In this you'll have the body's support. Work on the patient's preferences to help your nutritional team design diets. Make and follow a dietary plan. If yours is an out-patient, get them to fill out a journal if you can, and compare it to the plan. Hope I answered the right question here -- if not please let me know.