Project Type

URC Presentation

College or School


Class Year



Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences


Dietetics and EcoGastronomy

Faculty Research Advisor

Joanne Burke

Second Faculty Research Advisor

Daniel Winans


The purpose of this project was to analyze the nutrient profile of the proposed Omnivore’s Delight (OD) dietary pattern as explored in A New England Food Vision (published in 2014). The OD reflects a pattern of eating in which 50% of the food consumed could be produced in the New England region. Two guiding questions informed this research: 1) How to design a 7-day meal plan following the OD pattern and the OD pattern with the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines? 2) What is its OD nutrient profile? A menu plan was devised based on the food groups identified in the OD pattern. The nutrient analysis was conducted using the USDA v28 online food database. Results indicate that it is possible to design meals that follow the OD but that it requires thoughtful planning. The OD macronutrient profile falls within national guidelines.

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