The Nutrition Calculator allows customers of your dining facility or restaurant to visit your website and create a virtual meal using the food items you serve. Customers then can review nutritional data of that meal and customize it with different quantities, toppings, condiments, etc.
Customers have the option of searching for a food directly by name or by using a drill-down approach where they begin by selecting a meal time, then a restaurant or serving line, then a food group, and finally a food.
During the search for foods, customers have the ability to filter their results based on nutritional range or by diet/allergy concerns.
For example, customers may want to find foods under 500 calories with at least 10 grams of protein that are vegetarian and do not contain wheat. This is all possible with the filters section. Results that do not meet the customer’s criteria will be grayed-out while matching foods will be featured in bold.
The My Meal tab gives the customer a look at all of the foods and toppings added to the meal. Each nutrient is shown where quantities can be adjusted and toppings can be toggled on/off.
Food subtotals are shown so customers can grasp the complete nutritional value of a food with the toppings chosen. And at the bottom of the screen, a grand total line appears to better understand the impact this meal has on daily nutritional suggestions.
As powerful as the Nutrition Calculator is, it also works with a variety of Nutrition Addition extensions to enhance its capabilities and functionality.
Additional Custom Icons
Place Card Printer
QR Code Generator
Visit the Extensions page for more information and individual pricing.
Central Food Library
The power of the Nutrition Calculator is the central food library where you enter a food once and then can reuse it multiple times at various serving lines for multi-concept operations. Then if you change providers or alter a recipe, making nutrient changes is simple, as you only have to make a change to one food, and it will be reflected wherever that food is presented.
Facts & Ingredients
To help promote healthy eating choices, the Nutrition Calculator comes equipped with over 20 preloaded facts you can assign to various foods in order to help educate your customer about the benefits certain foods offer. Additionally, the option to include a prepared food’s ingredient list can also alert health-conscious customers.
Administrative Control Panel
The Nutrition Calculator comes with an easy-to-navigate control panel. Inside you are able to adjust values for any food at any time from any computer with internet access. Organize your central food library as well as locations, concepts, and groups that best represent your physical setup.
Each account can have multiple users with access to the back end. Depending on your needs, different users can have different levels of access to better control how and when data is altered.
The Nutrition Calculator is capable of accepting information for the following nutrients:
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Dietary Fiber
- Added Sugars — New for 2018
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D — New for 2018
- Potassium — New for 2018
Diet & Allergy Icons
Users with special dietary concerns can easily be accommodated with the Nutrition Calculator. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, organic, kosher, and halal icons are included by default. Icons also denote the eight most-common allergies (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat). And if you have a special icon you desire to incorporate, that can happen too, whether it’s sugar-free, smart-choice, or a special franchise your program is promoting.
Allergy and dietary icons can be customized to any color and any label. For example, if you prefer to say “Made without Gluten” versus “Gluten Free,” that is possible, and you can even use a custom image for any of the icons if you need to say more than the 1- or 2-letter default.
The Nutrition Calculator has been developed to be responsive to different screen sizes. Built on the Bootstrap mobile-first responsive framework, users of phones and tablets will have as functional an experience as users of desktops.
Since the Nutrition Calculator lives on the Nutrition Addition servers, we offer you the ability to customize its appearance. Each client has the ability to choose a custom header graphic and a custom background color to match your own website. Additionally, we offer a “super header” zone where you can prepend design elements that may be integral to your site’s design.
Request a demo to see the Nutrition Calculator and the control panel in action!
New Nutrition Addition customers will be charged a one-time $500 start-up fee.