# How a nutritionist uses math

\(1\)) State the career that you intend on pursuing.

A nutritionist.

\(2\)) Give a brief description of what you would do on a day-to-day basis in your career.

A nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition impacts on health. Different professional terms are used in different countries, employment settings and contexts — some examples include: nutrition scientist, public health nutritionist, dietitian-nutritionist, clinical nutritionist, and sports nutritionist.

\(3\)) Variable statistics :A variable is any, number, or quantity that can be measured or counted. (amount of calories,fat ,vitamins, proteins )

Exponential:Growth and decay eg. fat loss and muscle growth, graphs

Personal finance: What to buy for how much and how many. Geometry

\(4\)) Contact someone who is currently working in your chosen career and ask them questions about their daily routines and in particular, to explain how they use mathematics in their career. Contact Person Sebastian Capeans

Sebastian says that you can use math in many ways in nutrition and has importance.he said that nutritions use math to calculate weight loss/gain, body fat percentages , diet plans, properties in food.

For example there are equations you can use the formula to calculate your weight loss percentage is: lbs lost divided by starting weight. Then, multiply the result by \(100\). ((5lbs / 150lbs) * 100 = -3.33%) So, if your starting weight is \(150\)lbs and you lost \(5\)lbs, you’ve lost\( 3.33% \)of your body weight.

The nutrition label on a 20 ounce energy drink says there are 110 calories in a serving. That’s simple if a serving is 20 ounces. But, the label says the bottle equal 2.5 servings. If you drink the whole bottle—which most of us do—how many calories did you consume?

You have high blood pressure and need to limit sodium to less than 2,000 milligrams a day. A can of soup has 650 milligrams of sodium in a serving. The catch—one serving equals 1 cup and you usually eat the whole can, which has 2 cups.How much sodium do you have left to eat for the rest of the day?

Hint: Calculate the amount of sodium in the can of soup.

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