Using the new data and features in FoodWorks 9 Professional

Take advantage of the new data and features in FoodWorks 9 Professional. Here's how:

Access the new food composition data for Australia and New Zealand

When you install FoodWorks 9 Professional, the food composition data available to work with is automatically updated - there is nothing for you to do.

If you are using standard Australian data (AusFoods and AusBrands), you will now be accessing AusFoods 2017 and AusBrands 2017. If you are using New Zealand data, you will now automatically access FOODfiles 2016.

Explore other new food composition data

You can explore the foods in other new data sources, such as the latest USDA foods, in the Query view of FoodWorks. Here's how:

  1. To show the Query view, on the toolbar, click Query.Query_button.PNG
  2. Under Search In, select data sources as required (e.g. USDA National Nutrient Database SR28).
  3. In the Search box, type part of the name of the food(s) that you want to find.

The search results are shown in the middle pane of the Query view. There is more information on the Query view in the FoodWorks Online Help.

Use the new nutrients/components

FoodWorks 9 has new nutrients/components. By default when you create a FoodWorks database, not all of the new nutrients/components are automatically enabled for you to view. Likewise, for an existing FoodWorks database, you will need to 'turn on' these nutrients/components if you wish to use them.

The new nutrients/components are:

  • salicylates, amines and glutamate for food intolerance ('on' by default for a new database)
  • wholegrains in grams (UoW Wholegrain) from the University of Wollongong ('off' by default for a new database)
  • added and free sugars from an AUSNUT 2011-13 update ('off' by default for a new database)
  • anthocyanins from the University of Wollongong ('off' by default for a new database)

NOTE: Be aware that some of the new nutrients/components are for more specialised/research use e.g. anthocyanins.

To choose the nutrient/components you want to work with in your database:

  1. On the File menu, click Database Properties.
  2. Click the Nutrients & Components tab.
  3. Set Show Components to all nutrients available in FoodWorks.
  4. Select the required nutrients and components.
  5. Click OK to apply the changes and close the dialog. 

The new nutrients/components are available for the AusFoods 2017 and AusBrands 2017 data sources.

Import diaries from your clients with more ease

You can keep importing your clients' diaries from our free mobile app, Easy Diet Diary, in the same way that you have been. Here's how. With the updated food data in FoodWorks 9 there will be fewer discrepancies for you to adjust. We have also improved how FoodWorks handles your clients' custom recipes. 

Control how the nutrients are sourced for commercial foods (AusBrands)

For all the AusBrands foods that are linked to AusFoods, FoodWorks can show you extended, imputed nutrient analyses beyond the nutrients that are shown on the product label.

For these food products you can now control the source of their nutrient data - whether the data is drawn from the nutrition information panel (NIP) on the label only, from AusFoods only, or from a mix of both.

To control the source of nutrient data for AusBrands foods:

  1. On the File menu, click Database Properties.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Under Source of Nutrient Data for AusBrands Products, select the appropriate option (see below).

Your options are to source the nutrient data for AusBrands foods from:

  • NIP and AusFoods - Use the nutrient data from the NIP, and extend this with imputed nutrient data from AusFoods for other nutrients (with adjustments made as necessary to other nutrients e.g. poly- and mono- fats, and starch).
  • NIP only - Use the nutrient data from the NIP only.
  • AusFoods only - Use the nutrient data imputed from AusFoods ignoring the NIP.
  • AusFoods, with sodium from NIP - Use the nutrient data imputed from AusFoods for all nutrients (ignoring the NIP on the product label) except for sodium (which is drawn from the NIP). This was how AusBrands data was presented in FoodWorks 8








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