Create or edit a food


Create a custom food when a food you need is not available in the data sources or you have your own nutrient data for a food. 

You can create a food for use within the whole workspace or for a specific client. 

To create a food 

  1. Open your workspace.
  2. To create a food for the workspace: On the sidebar, click Resources, then in the navigation pane, select New > Food
     - OR -
    To create a food for a client: On the sidebar, click Clients, then in the navigation pane, select the client. Then select New > Food (or, on this client's Resources tab, click Create new > Food).
  3. On the General tab, enter the name of the food. The other fields are optional. See Fields on the General tab.
  4. On the Nutrients tab, specify the nutrient composition of the food. See Enter or edit nutrient values for a food.
  5. Optional: On the Measures tab, enter measures for this food. If the food is a liquid, also set the volume measures here. See Enter or edit measures for a food.
  6. Click Save.

To edit a food

  1. Open the food and make the necessary edits. 
  2. Click Save.

Fields on the General tab

Enter the name for the food.
Id 1 and Id 2
Optional: Enter Ids for this food. 
Optional: Classify the food by tagging it using an existing tag or creating a new tag. 
Optional: Enter a description for this food. 
Optional: Enter notes for this food.
Timestamps showing when this food was created and modified.


A food is a resource. See What is a resource?

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