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Dynamic Macronutrient Meal-Equivalent Menu Method: Towards Individual Nutrition Intervention Programs

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Department of Nutrition, Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A.C. (CIAD), Carretera Gustavo Enrique Astiazaran Rosas 46, Hermosillo 83304, Sonora, Mexico
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Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo 83000, Sonora, Mexico
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Methods Protoc. 2019, 2(3), 78; https://doi.org/10.3390/mps2030078
Received: 10 June 2019 / Revised: 24 August 2019 / Accepted: 3 September 2019 / Published: 5 September 2019
Nutrition interventions should reflect the state of the art in science and dietetics to meet each patient’s requirements. Incorporating new knowledge into individualized food-based nutrition interventions is a major challenge, and health care professionals constantly search for novel approaches through specific and standardized methods. The dynamic macronutrient meal-equivalent menu method involves individuals making informed food choices that match their requirements, schedule, and food availability and affinity, helping them maintain a sense of control and motivation to adhere to a nutrition intervention program. This protocol includes the steps required to prepare a nutrition plan containing equivalent meal options consistent with the patient’s needs and preferences. Standard food servings are planned according to population specific dietary guidelines and individual characteristics. Servings are distributed at required mealtimes, and are all equivalent in energy and macronutrient content, providing every patient with interchangeable choices within each mealtime. This empowers individuals to select foods in a guided format whilst adhering to a dietary plan. Acceptable variations for calculated energy and macronutrient content are as follows: protein ±1 g/day, fat ±1 g/day, carbohydrate ±2 g/day, and energy ±15 kcal/day. Following this method, health care professionals can develop individualized nutrition intervention programs that may improve patients’ adherence, nutritional status, and health. View Full-Text
Keywords: nutrition care process; nutrition counseling; dietary treatment adherence; dietetics; dietary assessment; ambulatory nutrition service; clinical nutrition management nutrition care process; nutrition counseling; dietary treatment adherence; dietetics; dietary assessment; ambulatory nutrition service; clinical nutrition management
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    Description: Figure S1: A dynamic individualized macronutrient meal-equivalent menu example, Figure S2: Dynamic macronutrient meal-equivalent menu method planification formats, Table S1: Number of standard food servings per day, energy and macronutrient calculation format in the macronutrient meal-equivalent menu method, Table S2: Mealtimes, schedule and standard food servings per day (SFS/d) individualized distribution.
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Limon-Miro, A.T.; Lopez-Teros, V.; Astiazaran-Garcia, H. Dynamic Macronutrient Meal-Equivalent Menu Method: Towards Individual Nutrition Intervention Programs. Methods Protoc. 2019, 2, 78. https://doi.org/10.3390/mps2030078

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Limon-Miro AT, Lopez-Teros V, Astiazaran-Garcia H. Dynamic Macronutrient Meal-Equivalent Menu Method: Towards Individual Nutrition Intervention Programs. Methods and Protocols. 2019; 2(3):78. https://doi.org/10.3390/mps2030078

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Limon-Miro, Ana T., Veronica Lopez-Teros, and Humberto Astiazaran-Garcia. 2019. "Dynamic Macronutrient Meal-Equivalent Menu Method: Towards Individual Nutrition Intervention Programs" Methods and Protocols 2, no. 3: 78. https://doi.org/10.3390/mps2030078

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