Food Processor Tutorials

Add a User-Defined Nutrient to the Database

This tutorial shows you how to create a new nutrient. Occasionally, it may be necessary to add your own nutrients to the database. You can add anything which has a number tied to it, such as whole grains.
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Attach Documents and Files to Your Records

This tutorial demonstrates how to attach documents to ingredients, recipes, persons, and menu plans in Food Processor. All file types can be attached to a record.
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Commonly Used Preferences and Settings

This tutorial goes over the more popular and useful preferences available in Food Processor. You will learn how to customize your workspace and make your work flow more smoothly.
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Create an Ingredient

When the exact ingredient you need is not in the database, you can create your own. The tutorial shows how to add an ingredient to the Database.
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Create Menu Plans and Cycle Menus

The Food Processor Menu Plan module allows users to create menu plans and cycle menus for school cafeterias, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and more! This is a brief tutorial going over the basics of creating menus using the Menu Plan module.
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Export Nutrition Reports and Other Data

Should you need to share information as text, you can do so with the Export options. This tutorial will show you how to export one report, copy/paste a report, or export many reports at once.
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F5 Search: Search for ingredients by nutrient value

The F5 Nutrient Search allows you to search for ingredients that meet the nutrient content parameters you set. This tutorial will demonstrate how to perform a nutrient search by searching for ingredients that are high in protein and low in saturated fat. Note: This feature is similar in both Food Processor and Genesis R&D Food programs.
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Food Processor Menu Plan 1: Creating a New Menu Plan

This tutorial will walk you through the basic steps for creating a new Menu Plan.  
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Food Processor Menu Plan 2: The Food Pick List

This tutorial discusses how to use the Menu Plan Food Pick List.  
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Food Processor Menu Plan 3: Cycle Menus

Learn how to create Cycles Menus from your days.  
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Food Processor Menu Plan 4: Reports

This is an overview of the popular and useful reports for the Menu Plan.  
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Ingredient Household Measure

The program lets you add household or other equivalent measures to your Recipe. This tutorial shows you how to add a user-friendly measurement for your Ingredients. Note: This feature is similar in both Food Processor and Genesis R&D Food programs.
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More Search: Find by Ingredient

This tutorial shows you how to find Recipes that contain certain ingredients using the ‘More’ search.
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Person: Create, Modify Client Profile

Creating a client or patient profile for diet recall and intake analysis is an essential function of Food Processor.
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Register to use FoodProdigy: For Clients

This tutorial will show FoodProdigy clients how to register and set up their FoodProdigy accounts. To have access to FoodProdigy, a client must be registered by a Food Processor account owner.
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Setting User Access Permissions

This tutorial will walk you through the steps for setting access permissions for a user.
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The Basics of Creating a Recipe

Food Processor allows you to create recipes and evaluate the nutritional value of each recipe. This tutorial will show you how to create a Recipe and cover a few of the Recipe Analysis reports available in Food Processor.
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Use Check Data to Verify Accuracy

The Check Data feature offers three mathematical checks to assist with verifying nutritional data for user entered ingredients and recipes. If the Check Data button is green, the checked data in all three checks is within the set percent tolerance. If the Check Data button is red, there is at least one check that is outside the set percent tolerance. Red values should be checked by the user. If the numbers turn out to be correct, the percent tolerance can be adjusted until the results are listed in green (within tolerance). This tutorial walks you through the steps for using the Check Data feature to verify how the information you entered compares with calculated values based on components. Note: This feature is similar in both Food Processor and Genesis R&D Food programs.
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Using Nutrients to View Effectively

What you select in the Nutrients to View dialog dictates the nutrients that will show up in your reports and your Ingredient and Recipe edit window. This tutorial will show you how to add, modify and alphabetize nutrients.
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Using the FoodProdigy Companion Program

FoodProdigy, for use with Food Processor This tutorial goes over the basics of using FoodProdigy.
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Yield Options in Database: Cooked vs Raw

The ESHA database includes yield options for many USDA and Canadian Nutrient File items that allow you to enter a beginning raw weight, but end up with cooked values for your finished recipe. This tutorial shows you how you can select appropriate forms of your ingredients considering the preparation and cooking processes of your Recipes. …
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