This short tutorial will show you how to extend NutriAdmin's food database to include up to 75,000+ food items, including:

  • Branded food products
  • Baby food
  • Fast food meals
  • etc

By default, you can query NutriAdmin's food database and get pretty much any non-processed food. We disable some products like the ones listed above in order to provide you with a cleaner and less cluttered interface. However, you may want to activate extra food groups if you want to recommend your clients some uncommon foods or branded products such as:

  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Brown Rice flour
  • Tapioca flour
  • etc

Follow these simple steps to control which food groups are available for you to add in meal plans:

Step 1: Go to the Settings menu.

settings menu

Step 2: Click on the Meal plans tab.

meal plans tab

Step 3: Tick or untick the different food groups you wish to allow when querying for food in the database.

different food groups available

Note: Please take into account that if you activate Baby foods, you will get many results when querying for foods such as "carrot" or "milk". Hence, if you just want to add a carrot to a plan, you'll have to scroll past many baby food products that contain carrot. Activate this tickbox only if you want to create meal plans for infants. Similarly, if you activate Branded Food Products Database, you will extend the database considerably to include many branded products popular in the American grocery store shelf. With branded products ON, querying for something like "milk", will retrieve dozens of products like cookies, bakery, and chocolate that have the word "milk" in their name. Use with caution.

Step 4: Don't forget to save on the top right corner of the screen when you're done editing your settings.

Step 5: When you create a new meal plan, you'll be able to choose Search food, like in the screenshot below:

search food in database

Step 6: Now a search in the database will bring more results than it usually does. You will be able to find branded products, and uncommon items amongst them.

coconut flour search

Finally, you can change your food group settings at any time, to fine-tune your food database to include all the food items you need.

For extra tips on how to find particular foods, check this link.