Fp 101 Week 8 Assignment Releasing

Assignment 4 – Putting It All Together Nutrition Introduction From the information that is given in my initial report, the consumption of fat is low. This most likely was caused due to intake of foods that have a low calorie composition. This can be seen in the fact that the calories intake is less than the calorie expenditure. It is also evident that the intake of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats are below the required amounts and should therefore be increased. Foods that are rich in the above named nutrients need to be incorporated in the dietary requirements. FOODS I DELETED FROM MY DIET FOODS I CHANGED THE AMOUNT FROM MY DIET Turkey, Salad dressings, Pizza, Mayonnaise NEW FOODS I ADDED INTO MY DIET Dried fruits, Cereals such as crispy rice, cocoa, honey smacks, honey crunch corn flakes, frosted flakes with reduced sugars and corn pops, Fish as a rich source of protein. This includes salmon, Tuna and the, Halibut. Research reveals that it is not easy to change the dietary requirements of an individual. This is because some people may set high limits that are not reachable and therefore the expectations required are not met. For instance the aspect of physical exercises may not be well implemented because the body is not used to such activities and therefore one may become obese or unhealthy. 2

Releasing Protected Health Information     2 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), was established by the United States Congress in 1996 and became effective on July 1, 1997. This act is a grouping of regulations that work to fight against fraud and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery. The purpose of the HIPAA is also to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system, continuity of health insurance coverage, as well as providing consequences to those who do not apply the regulations as stated within the HIPAA (Highmark, 2007). There are different agencies and representatives that may request for patients protected health information (PHI) without or with the patients consent. The PHI is information that is identifiable to an individual such as name, address, telephone numbers, and date of birth, Medicaid ID number, There are many situations when the government has the right or the legal obligation to your medical records. State agencies must keep records of births and deaths as well as registries of people who have been diagnosed with a serious illness, such as cancer. Typically, disclosures to the government do not require the individual’s authorization (Highmark, 2007). Some of these government organizations that do not need authorization are Medicare, Medicaid, military,

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