Subway enthusiasts calculate over 50,000 Nutritionix meals in January!

by mattsilv on February 7, 2012  |  Topics: Announcements, Nutrition Calculators, Restaurants

We are thrilled to report that the final calculations are in, and our Subway Nutrition Calculator broke records in January 2012, with users calculating over 50,000 different Subway meals in just one month!

Due to popular demand, we have also added all of the breakfast combinations to the Subway calculator, so you can now optimize your breakfast meal!

At over 120 different restaurants and growing, the Nutritionix Restaurant Directory is now the world’s largest source of up-to-date restaurant nutrition information.  Feel free to let us know what restaurants you would like to see added next!

 

Guest Blog: Quick Guide on How to Read a Nutrition Label

by mattsilv on January 2, 2012  |  Topics: Guest Blog

Our first of many in 2012, enjoy this guest blog post by Registered Dietitian and Owner of The Happiness in Health, Jessie Erwin.

In today’s busy world, eating out has become routine.  Picture this: your restaurant order arrives at your table or on the fast-food counter, ready to satisfy your hunger and nourish your body.  What exactly went into that meal?  Wouldn’t it be nice to know what nutrients are in the restaurant foods we eat?

If you are generally healthy and do not require a modified diet (for example, as would be needed for someone with diabetes or certain food allergies), follow these general guidelines for a nutritious meal:

  • Check the number of calories in a single serving, as well as how many servings per container.
  • Limit the following nutrients: saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and sodium to help reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.  Choose monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, such as in olive oil and canola oil, over saturated fats and trans fats, such as in butter and store-bought pastries.
  • Get enough of these nutrients: potassium, fiber, vitamins A & C, calcium, and iron.

The % Daily Value column gives a quick and easy way to estimate nutrient content in a 2000-calorie diet (your nutrient needs may be higher or lower).

Please feel free to post questions below!

Guest Blog Written By:

Jessie Erwin, Registered Dietitian

Founder, The Happiness in Health

Twitter: JessieHealthRD

 

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Hello, NutritionLink!

by mattsilv on October 10, 2011  |  Topics: Announcements

Nutrition information for your favorite products and restaurants is hosted on literally hundreds of “nutrition” websites across the web.  This is great, right?  Sure, it makes nutrition information easy to find, but what happens when a company makes an update to their product?  They might reduce sodium, change the portion size of their product, or change the recipe?   Products are constantly changing, and keeping nutrition information up-to-date is nearly impossible unless you get it directly from the source.

Enter NutritionLinkTM.  This revolutionary new product will transform the way we organize our food nutrition information.  Nutritionix is officially opening the door to all brands, manufacturer, and restaurants to use NutritionLinkTM absolutely free of charge.

If a brand fails to confirm that their information is up-to-date, we automatically note this on any of their product listing pages.  This is our method of protecting consumers from inaccurate data.

We believe that consumers are entitled to having accurate nutrition information in a searchable and usable format.  We look forward to working with you to turn this into a reality in 2012.

Which of your favorite brands would you like to see listed? Let us know in the comments section.

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The 1,000 Restaurant Challenge

by mattsilv on October 7, 2011  |  Topics: Announcements, Restaurants

We are excited to publicly announce the Nutritionix 1,000 Restaurant Challenge.  By the end of 2012, we plan to list the nutrition data for 1,000 restaurants in our global nutrition database.

By making this nutrition information available to the public, we are hoping to foster new ideas and innovations in the way people think about eating out.

Do you have any restaurants which you would like to see added first?  Leave them in the comments below, and the top voted comments will be prioritized on our list.

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Nutritionix Launches Just Salad and UFood Grill Nutrition Calculators

by mattsilv on October 7, 2011  |  Topics: Nutrition Calculators, Restaurants

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Just Salad and UFood Grill nutrition calculators. Both of these concepts have showed a true dedication to healthy eating, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to provide customers with the most accurate nutrition information possible.

Check out the new calculators:

Just Salad Nutrition Calculator

Have a suggestion for a calculator you want to see on Nutritionix?  Let us know!

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