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Healthy Diet  Excel Weekly Tool Introduction

Author Geoff Edwards. Its all my own work taking over ten years. This Microsoft Excel based tool is based on verifiable data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) . I was not employed to develop the tool. It just developed and I thought that if it was useful to me it could be useful to others.

Accompanying this introduction is a download to a PDF file that reports on the project: Healthy Diet  the rest of the website category "Healthy Diet" is provided as a report mainly on the development of the project and other topics. Reference:  The most definitive document on the topic of human nutrition is published by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations in conjunction with the WHO (World Health Organisation  Human Vitamin and Mineral Requirements

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019.

I have set up a Facebook page which provides opportunities for users to ask questions: Healthy Diet Calculator

Healthy diet updates are listed below.

Posted on 10 Jun 2018 by Geoff Edwards
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Excel Healthy diet 2017v21

Healthy Diet 2017v21 Excel spreadsheet Weekly Diet Tool

This update adds two more cheeses: Edam and Mozzarella to the spreadsheet.  Some reference errors have been corrected and some more comments have been made.  I have included a new reference Ref 10. Carbohydrate as there is a RDA which is 130g for both adults and children.  This can be changed by users to suite their lifestyle and dietary need.  Update

USDA National Nutrient Database Release 28

NB please take note that as I have been regularly updating the spreadsheet I have unprotected the data sheets as it is very time consuming to unprotect and reprotect them. The data has been taken almost entirely from the USDA Nutrient Database and consists of 19 nutrients from the 33 in the Basic Report for each food. The Advanced Report has 144 nutrients. I will be pleased to receive suggestions to increase the number of nutrients from the 19 in my spreadsheet.


Using the Healthy Diet Tool

There is a lot of information about the Weekly diet tool in previous posts.  The main spreadsheet provides a lot of information about foods and checks that indicate where RDAs are not being met or exceeded. The individual sheets provide a reference to the food list, they can be used to note those foods that provide more or less of a nutrient. Apart from tracking weight gain or loss the tool records how may of your Five a Day portions are obtained. 

Geoff Edwards


Posted on 22 Jul 2017 by Geoff Edwards

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