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Month: February 2019

Eagle Cam Observation #3

Date: March 4th, 2019

Start Time: 2:40PM

End Time: 2:55PM

During this observation, not much occurred. The eagle sat on the nest, incubating the eggs. On the screen, it says that the eggs are likely to hatch very soon. I was not able to distinguish which mate was sitting on the nest, as the other eagle did not return at all for me to measure size. There was no nest exchange or nest building during this observation. It seems to be a sunny, windy day in Florida. I am eager to see when the eggs will hatch.

Food Journal Comments

Looking at the CLASS DATA, what conclusions can you draw about the nutritional value of the meals/snack this group of students is consuming?

When reviewing the graphs from my class, I noticed a few observations about the diet of my classmates. Generally, most students were under their recommended calorie amount. Similarly, most students were under the recommended water amount. Also, most found that their amount carbohydrate intake was under recommended amount. Additionally, as expected, most students got more protein than recommended. For fat intake, the graphs showed about an equal amount of students that had under the recommended amount and over the recommended amount. Looking at all the graphs generally, most students were under more of the categories than over/just right. This means that most of my classmates could use more nutrients depending on the category. For some, they should cut down the amount of nutrients depending on the category.

Assuming the majority of the food consumed is from the Commons Dining Hall and/or other venues on campus, what suggestions do you have for the food service managers?

Considering the majority of food here is consumed from the dining services offered by our campus, I suggest there should be a variety of both healthy and not-so-healthy options. I believe there should be a balance between super healthy options and moderately healthy options so that all students feel that they have an option at the dining hall. I’ve found that some times when I went to the dining hall, there are little to no healthy options for me and I am forced to eat a certain way. I think it is important for students to have a variety of food so that they can make an informed decision to eat healthy.

What spices do you wish were available in the dining hall? Are there nutrients in spices?

Because there are nutrients in spices, I wish there were more spices available in the dining hall. I would like to see spices like black pepper, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, and dill.

Eagle Cam Observation #2

Date: February 12th, 2019

Start Time: 11:10AM

End Time: 11:25AM

During the first few minutes of this observation, the father sat on the eggs incubating them. About 8 minutes in, I observed the mother return to the nest. This was when I was able to distinguish the mother and father because I noticed the size of the mother was a lot smaller than the father, who was laying in the nest, incubating the eggs. After a minute, the mother flew away again and left the nest. She did not return during the rest of my observation period. The father did not do any nest building while laying on the eggs.

 

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