View and edit nutrition information in foods, recipes, and meals
  • 15 Oct 2020
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View and edit nutrition information in foods, recipes, and meals

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You can view nutrition information for foods, recipes, and meals. If you see details that don’t match your actual food, you can edit the information. Any changes that you make apply only to your account and will not update the nutrition information in our database. However, if you edit an item that appears in My Foods, you can save your changes to the database as a member contribution.

Tip: To request a change to our database, see Report errors in nutrition information.
Important: When you edit an item’s nutrition information, the changes you make are applied to items that you log in the future and items that you previously logged. If you don’t want to change the nutrition information for items that you previously logged, create a custom food, custom recipe, or custom meal instead.

View nutrition information

  1. Web app users: Go to the Home icon Daily Log.
  2. Complete one of the following steps:
    • View an existing entry in the daily log: Select the entry.
    • View a food, recipe, or meal for future entries: Select Add button Add ItemAdd Food button Add Food, and find and select the item.
    • In the food’s detail screen, go to the Nutrition Facts section and Supplemental section to view a food’s complete nutrition information.

Edit nutrition information

  1. Web app users: Go to the Home icon Daily Log.
  2. Complete one of the following steps:
    • Edit an existing entry in the daily log: Select the entry. Or select the Expander icon Expander near the side of the entry, then select Edit.
    • Edit a food, recipe, or meal for future entries: Select Add button Add ItemAdd Food button Add Food, and find and select the item.
  3. In the food’s detail screen, select Options icon OptionsEdit icon Quick Edit Nutrients.
  4. Go to the Nutrition Facts and Supplemental sections and update any of the information.
  5. Select Save Changes to update the item’s information for your account.

    The date that you edited the item appears in the food's detail screen.

  6. Select X at the top of the screen.

Reset edited nutrition information

If you previously edited a food’s nutrition information, completed these steps to restore that information with the original details from our database.

  1. Web app users: Go to the Home icon Daily Log.
  2. Complete one of the following steps to locate the food, recipe, or meal that you previously edited. (The date that you edited an item appears in a food’s detail screen.)
    • Go to a meal (such as Breakfast), snack, or supplement and select the item that you previously updated and logged.
    • Select Add button Add ItemAdd Food button Add Food, and then find and select the item that you previously updated.
  3. In a food’s detail screen, select Reset.
  4. Select Reset to confirm that you want to delete your changes and restore the item’s original nutrition information.
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