Add food to the product database

The Perfect Diet Tracker has an extensive and growing database, however, there are times when the product you are looking for will not be found in the current database and you will need to add its details.

We have made the addition of new food products as easy as possible, with custom screens for different countries to try to match the product labelling and order whenever possible.

If you are in the US or Canada the form you see will be slightly different.
Click here for specific help adding new products in the US or Canada.

Select the add new product link

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 rpoduct information found on its label

Brand (1)

Enter the brand name. The Perfect Diet Tracker will automatically suggest possible brand names, or you can enter 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’.

Typical values (3)

Most product packaging will quote typical values per 100g or ml, so you can simply select grams (for a solid) or millilitres (for a liquid). If you are entering a product such as a fast-food item where the information is quoted per item (for example xxx calories per burger) you should select the serving option.

Data fields (4)

The order of these fields may be different depending on the country you have selected, but the information is the same. Enter the information from the product packaging.

Serving size (5)

Enter the suggested serving size, for example, ‘1 can’ and ‘330 ml’. If the serving size is quoted as 1 item is xxx calories, you can select the calories option and the software will calculate the number of grams per serving automatically for you.

2 thoughts on “Add food to the product database”

  1. I would like to add a danish food database to perfect diet tracker. And want to know if that is possible before i buy. I have access to the data in an access database file. Can i either convert it or in some other way get the data to show up and be useful in PDT?


    Lars – DK

  2. At the moment users cannot import food from an Access database directly into the software, however we are able to do this for you if you do not mind the items being shared with other Danish users on the foodnet. If this is ok please let us know and we can arrange this for you.

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