To set the method for calculating the energy requirement for an individual or a group:

- Click the
**General**tab. - From the
**Calculate Energy Requirement**using box, select the method. - If you choose
**Calculate from RMR measurement**, in the RMR (kJ) box, type the number of kJ per day. - The RMR (kJ) box appears when you select
**Calculate from RMR measurement**from the**Calculate Energy Requirement**using box. - To enable energy calculations you also need to enter the individuals personal details under the
**General**tab. See How do I calculate Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) in FoodWorks?

## Notes

- The resting metabolic rate (RMR) is a value obtained for an individual using indirect calorimetry.