How to use the Nutrition Program to test a healthy meal for a 4 year old.
- Choose your menu – mine is going to be Chilli con carne (mild), Boiled rice, broccoli, with plain yogurt and Fruit compote.
Put the recipes into My Recipes in Nutrition Program – Chilli con carne and Fruit compote
3. Go to My Meals and Enter the meal name – my example Name 4 year old lunch, Choose the Age 4-6 years, Sex – male or female, Meal type Lunch
Add Recipes to the lunch – in this case, Chilli con carne and Fruit compote – the ones you have made. It adds 1 portion.
4. Now Add Foods – these are foods on the database that are already cooked. In this example I am adding a portion of rice, white, boiled, then broccoli boiled in unsalted water, then yogurt, fat free, natural.
You can see that the meal is 143% of what is needed for 4-6 year old so I need to cut down the portion size of the recipe.
The Traffic lights are showing red and Salt shows 355% which is much too high. So lots of work to be done!