myfood24 is a validated online food diary system created to analyse nutritional intake. It was initially created for use in large epidemiological studies, we now also have a teaching version available.
myfood24 is intended for use by: researchers and their study participants; teaching professionals such as lecturers and their students; healthcare professionals and their patients.
If you are a researcher, teaching or healthcare professional wishing to use myfood24 with your participants, students or patients you must have a licence to use myfood24.
myfood24 research is a useful tool for academics and postgraduate researchers undertaking research in nutrition. Full nutritional intake from all participants of a project are available to download into excel upon project completion. Project settings can be configured by the administrator (researcher) to allow participants to log the time foods have been consumed, record whether nutritional supplements are being consumed and see a calorie summary upon diary submission.
myfood24 education is a learning tool for lecturers and teaching professionals. Teachers are able to monitor the diary entries of their students and have access to the data of the whole class presented in graphs. Students can complete multiple diaries for different days within the same teaching project. myfood24 education also allows the students to access graphs summarising their own nutritional content.
myfood24 healthcare will support patient and healthcare professionals to monitor nutritional intake. Healthcare professionals will be able to set goals for the patient and will be given the patient's data in graphs for visual feedback. myfood24 healthcare also allows for the diary to be completed by another person, for example a patient's carer of family member.
Yes, myfood24 has a recipe builder which allows you to enter the raw ingredients as stated in the recipe. myfood24 will calculate the size of an individual portion based on the number of servings you enter. The nutritional information provided will take into consideration weight and nutrient changes due to cooking. Recipes can be saved to your myfood24 account so you can access them quickly in the future.
myfood24 is available in: English, German and Danish. We have plans to expand the number of languages available and are currently working on an Arabic version.
myfood24 automatically analyses the nutritional information for each food diary submitted. This information can be exported as two CSV files, one is a summary of each diary with back of pack nutrients and the second is a breakdown of each food item with over 100 nutrients. If you would like to see an example of the CSV nutrient outputs, please get in touch to request this.
Our teaching version also displays the nutritional information in a number of vibrant graphs and charts to help convey this information in an engaging manner.
Yes, after a diary has been submitted end-users can see a summary of their nutritional intake for the 8 back of pack nutrients against reference intakes.
However, if you do not wish for your end-users to receive information on their nutritional intake, this can be switched off and is configurable in your project settings.
A nutrient biomarker is a characteristic that can be measured in biological samples and used as an indicator of nutritional status - the intake and metabolism of dietary components. Urinary and plasma biomarkers were utilised in the development of myfood24. Biomarkers are the "gold standard" reference measure.