About Nutrimen

What is Nutrimen?

Key features

  • web based professional dietary analysis; wherever you have internet access
  • Google-like searching makes foods easy to find
  • data entry takes only 25% time compared to other packages (student dietitian survey June 2014)
  • quick look ups in McCance database - no more green book
  • easily export charts and tables into Word, Excel or SPSS. Use Nutrimen data analysis directly in your own report
  • intuitive recipe analysis
  • add custom food in under 60 seconds

Free look-ups to the McCance database

Use the search box on the home screen to explore the database for free. Try searching for ‘cornflakes’, choose your portion size and browse the nutrients provided by that portion size. Scroll down the list to access 30 key nutrients.

Intuitive food diary analysis

Nutrimen is a completely web-based tool, so you can analyse food diaries from any computer wherever you have internet access. Foods are easy to find through our google-like search facility. You decide how many nutrients you’re interested in and define the demographics of your client.

At the touch of a button, you’ll see how your client’s diet compares to the relevant Dietary Reference Values and which foods are the biggest contributors. Every chart and table can easily be exported to Word, Excel or SPSS, making it easy to integrate Nutrimen data analysis into your own reports.

Devise recipes and compare to Traffic Light Labels

Quickly put together a recipe and then compare to the Food Standards Agency traffic light labels. Your recipes are saved under your profile ready for use in any of your own food diaries.


We have created a workbook to help you explore the key functions of Nutrimen.

As well as being a good introduction to the software it helps students taking their first steps in analysing food diaries and recipes. If you are a lecturer of nutrition please feel free to use it in tutorials or as a teaching aid.

Download the free workbook

Subscription costs

Access to Nutrimen is through an annual subscription.


For all students and academic staff using an ac.uk email address

£ 25

Cardiff Met Students and Staff

Register using your cardiffmet.ac.uk email address


(organisation licence)


Health Professionals or public body departments.
Only one computer can be using this subscription at any one time.

£ 80

Data sources

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0.

  • McCance & Widdowson’s Composition of Foods Integrated Dataset (CoF IDS) (2015). This contains nutrient data for 2,898 foods.
  • Food Standards Agency (2002) Food portion sizes (3rd edition). HMSO

Other sources

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Fresenius Kabi


Web Technologies

  • Bootstrap

    We use the Bootstrap framework to increase usability and portability. This enables the software to work on a wide range of devices from an iPad to a large desktop screen.

  • Glyphicons

    As part of Bootstrap we use some of the great icons from Glyphicons.

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