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Adding an Individual Food to the Database

7th Jan 2018
An unlimited number of new foods, products, and supplements can be user added to Nutritics from label data, International food tables, or from laboratory analysed values.

Pro Tip:  Most of the foods in Nutritics are ‘average samples’ from multiple samples or brands. Thus when searching for products, it is often suitable to simply use an existing ‘best match’ food from the Nutritics database. Just be aware that the allergen information may not be specific to your branded product. 

Adding an individual food:

1. To add a food, click the Start button at the top left of the screen and select the ‘New Food’ option. 

2. Specify if your food data is from a product label or other data source, such as lab analysed values or an International Food Composition Database

Pro Tip: In order to include vitamin and mineral values, which are not usually available on manufacturer’s food labels, you can import the nutrition from a ‘best match’ food in the database. To do this, search for a similar food in the database and click ‘insert’ after step 1 above.  You can then update and edit as per the steps below (alternatively, search for a food and right click it to duplicate and start editing the values)

3. Choose the best fit category for your food from the options presented

4. Title the food and provide a description with any additional information (for example, manufacturer, data source, flavour, searchable keywords or any other background information)

5. Check if the label/data is presented per 100g of product - adjust the box as necessary

6. Fill in the label data exactly as presented on the label, additional nutrients may be added by clicking show extended nutrients

7. Click the submit button to add the food – the system will automatically check for any input errors before showing the complete food workspace

8. Add optional information such as a food photograph, food specific custom fields (eg. shelf life, origin, storage instructions), allergens, notes and portion size information

9. All data is saved automatically with each action