The US & Canada have agreed on a standard labelling system making adding products to the Perfect Diet Tracker easy! If your user is located in the US or Canada the software will automatically show you the screen below.
To add a food product from another country using the international data entry screen click here.
Select the add new product link
Start by selecting the ‘Add new product’ link to open your regional add product window. The ‘Add food’ window will also start automatically if the search has been unable to find any matches for a product
Enter the product information
Enter the brand name. The Perfect Diet Tracker will automatically suggest brand names, or you can add a new name.
Product description (2)
Enter a description of the product. The brand will automatically be added to the end of the description later so you do not need to enter the brand again into the description.
We recommend you enter the description in the same format as the foods already in the database to keep things consistent and easy to find in the alphabetical search listings. This format is the food product type first, then a comma, then the details, for example ‘Soup, Tomato, Packet’.
Serving size (3)
Enter the product serving size from the nutrition label.
If you are entering details for a ‘per item’ product and do not know the weight (for example 1 burger = 400 calories) you would enter ‘1 burger’ in the first box, ‘400’ in the second box, and then check the calories tickbox.
Typical values (4)
Simply complete the nutritional information from the label.
Add the product (5)
Finally, to add the product to the database click the ‘Add product’ button.
The software will do a quick check to ensure the data is valid using a series of mathematical computations on the data, and then add the product to the database.