In this mid-course entry into your Nurse E-Portfolio for this course, you continue to have opportunities for reflective practice. In this entry you deepen your understanding and awareness of nutrition. Using the e-portfolio format, answer the following questions. Make sure you spend some time thinking about the answers to these questions before writing.

  • In the first entry you were asked to give yourself a rating from 1 to 5, with 5 representing the healthiest eater. What number would you give yourself now?
  • Did your rating change? If so, in what direction and in what way? What adjustments to your diet, if any, did you make?
  • Are your eating patterns based on family traditions or cultural or religious reasons? If so, do these support or promote healthy eating?
  • What two important nutritional principles or concepts have you learned and will always remember? What is their impact on your delivery of quality safe nursing care?