Calculating Food Energy and Percent Kcalories

Calculating Food Energy and PercentKcalories

For questions 1-3 below calculate the macro nutrient energy values, total energy, and percentage kcalories for each macro nutrient for each of the following food items with theinformation given from their given food labels (you may check yourwork by clicking on the links item in your “The Nutrients”module). Note – this assignment is not graded forcredit.

1) Chicken Helper (Cheesy Chicken Enchilada) (serving =1 cup prepared): 38 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams protein, and 4grams total fat

2) Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner (serving = 1 cupprepared): 48 grams carbohydrate, 11 grams protein, and 2.5 gramstotal fat

3) Betty Crocker Turtle Supreme Brownie Mix (serving =1/20 of package): 23 grams carbohydrate, 1 grams protein, 2.5 gramstotal fat

4) One of the most misleading marketing tools in thegrocery store is to claim a meat selection as a certain percentage”fat free”. For example, a selection of turkey breast is advertisedas 97% lean/fat free. This would lead the consumer to believe thatthe product is 3% fat, right? This advertised product, per serving,contains 80kcals, 16 grams protein, and 0 grams carbohydrate – what is the actual percentage fat in this product? And how can the company producing this product get away with theirclaim?

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