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How to Cite / Reference Nutritics

Last updated: 22nd April 2024

Nutritics is used by over 80 academic institutions for teaching and research purposes. As such, we get a lot of questions asking how to reference Nutritics in scientific publications and assignments. We’ve put together this helpful guide to assist.


Don’t forget to check your current Nutritics version number from Settings > About/Cite Nutritics in-app!

APA Style
In-text: (Nutritics, 2024) or (Libro, 2024) 
In-bibliography: Nutritics. (2024). Research Edition (v6.00) [Computer software]. Dublin. Retrieved from https://www.nutritics.com. Nutritics. (2024). Libro (v.09) [Mobile application software]. Dublin. Retrieved from https://www.nutritics.com *To check your current version please log in to Nutritics and click Settings, then choose the last item on the list ‘About/Cite Nutritics’.

Vancouver Style
In-text: (1)(numeric)
In-bibliography: Nutritics, *Research Edition, v6.00, Dublin, Nutritics, 2024. Libro,*v.9, Dublin, Nutritics, 2022.
*To check your current version please log in to Nutritics and click Settings, then choose the last item on the list ‘About/Cite Nutritics’.

Harvard Style
In-text: (Nutritics, 2024) or (Libro, 2024)
In-bibliography: Nutritics. (2024). Dublin: Nutritics. Libro. (2024). Dublin: Nutritics.
*To check your current version please log in to Nutritics and click Settings, then choose the last item on the list ‘About/Cite Nutritics’.

If you would like to cite weight change factors used in your recipes, you can see these below. Find which reference is used for your selected weight change factor by looking at the ‘src’ column:

Citations listed below in Harvard style:

  • Bogner. et al. (2002) “Tables on weight yield of food and retention factors of food constituents for the calculation of nutrient composition of cooked foods”.
  • Roe, M. et al. (2015) “Mccance and Widdowson’s the composition of foods seventh summary edition and updated composition of Foods Integrated Dataset,” Nutrition Bulletin, 40(1), pp. 36–39. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12124.