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NuCal aims to provide you an easy tool to make better food choices by using nutrition labels. After inputting information in the User Profile, you can use any function as relevant to your needs. Nonetheless, here is a suggested approach for fully utilizing all functions offered in this application. If you have any enquiries when using the application, you are most welcomed to contact us by email (rc@fehd.gov.hk).

Step 1: User Profile

Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI), daily energy requirement and nutrients intake upper limits.

- Input personal information for calculation.

- Support multi-user in the same device.

- Select user’s photo in photo album.

Step 2: Add Food

Create your food list.

- Input nutrient information of your food.

Step 3: My Food List / Share Food Data

Review and edit the nutrition information of your food.

- Select food from your food list for review and editing.

- Rank food by fat, sugars or sodium contents and show food which meets the conditions claiming low fat, low sugars or low sodium.

- Exchange food information with other users through Bluetooth.

Step 4: My Intake

Calculate your energy and nutrient intake, and percentage of daily intake upper limit.

- Input the amount of food consumed for calculation.

- Save your food consumption records.

** Value highlighted in red represents energy or nutrient intake exceeding your daily intake upper limit.

Step 5: My Intake History

Review your food consumption records.

- Retain maximum 30 records of your intake.

- Delete selected records.

- Notify by prompt message that records have to be deleted before saving any new records when 30 records are retained.

** Value highlighted in red represents energy or nutrient intake exceeding your daily intake upper limit.

Note: The design of NuCal is for inputting nutrition information of prepackaged food. However, you may also include non-prepackaged food with known nutrition information for estimation of dietary intake.

 

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Last Revision Date : 09-04-2012