Diet analysis can be used to assess your current eating habits to see whether your intake of nutrients is adequate. What I will need from you is a food diary (provided to you) completed and then either emailed or posted back to me. I will then use professional computer software to assess your intake. I can do either a 1 day, 3 day or 7 day food diary analysis.
A pdf report will be emailed to you showing a full breakdown of macronutrients (e.g. protein, fat, carbohydrates) and micronutrients (e.g. iron, calcium, folic acid, vitamins). The report will also show you a comparison of your dietary intake against your nutrient requirements, highlighting which nutrients you may be lacking.
Nutrients that can be assessed:
Macronutrients.... carbohydrates, protein and fat
Micronutrients..... iron, calcium, potassium, iodine, folate etc
I can analyse your menus and recipes to provide the nutritional data you require. Presentation of the information will be based on your needs. For example, it may be that you require the 'Big 4 Nutrients' (Energy, Protein, Carbohydrate, Fat) or the 'Big 8 Nutrients' (Energy, Protein, Carbohydrates, of which Sugars, Fat, or which Saturates, Fibre and Sodium) or you may require more specific micronutrients such as Calcium, Folate, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Iron etc; all of which can be assessed. Values can be shown against Reference Intakes (RIs)* and Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) ** and analysis can be given per 100g, per portion of the meal or however is required.
In addition, recipe modification can be provided to meet different guidelines or needs you may have.
*Reference Intakes (RI) - These are the benchmarks for the amount of energy (calories), fat, saturated fat, carbohydrate, sugar, protein and salt we should have each day for a healthy balanced diet. These values are designed for an average adult. This term has replaced 'Guideline Daily Amounts ' (GDAs) which used to appear on food labels.
**Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) - I can see how much your recipe or meal may be contributing to estimated daily needs of nutrients (e.g. Calcium, Iron) for good health by comparing it against the NRVs. NRVs are replacing 'Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs).