Creme Food® Tips

There are a number of tips and tricks for Creme Food® users which can make for more efficient use of the software. Below you will find just a small selection of these tips, with more to be included in future blog posts. I hope you will find these useful.

1)    Changing Units to view more suitable Subject Statistics

It can be helpful in Creme Food to change the units of food or nutrient intake in an assessment results table. For example, you may want to look at protein intake from fish. The default units for any nutrient or chemical assessment are mg. However, protein intake is generally measured in g, so it may be useful to change the units from mg to g.

It can also be useful to change the units for overall food consumption to kg from the default of g. The units can be changed by selecting the following from the menu bar:

View -> Units -> Chemical -> g

or

View -> Units -> Food -> kg

Hint: You can also change the output units before submitting an assessment. This can be done in the Advanced Options screen in the final step of the New Assessment Wizard.

2)    Changing the number of decimal places in the results tables 

The number of decimal places shown in the results tables can also be chosen. The units can be changed by selecting the following from the menu bar:

View -> Decimal places -> 2

3)    Altering the number of rows viewed in a results table 

The number of rows viewed in any table can be changed by selecting the following from the menu bar: 

View -> Rows -> 50

This is useful if you want to view many rows at once. Up to 200 rows can be viewed at once.  

4)    Using Exact match and * when searching 

When searching for a particular food in either the Food Groups Wizard or in the Groups stage of the Assessment Wizard, the following tip can be very useful. If the food you are searching for contains two words (e.g. “tomato soup”), an asterisk (*) can be used to ensure that the search only displays results where the two words appear side by side.  

For example, when searching for the food “Corn Snacks”, you can type corn*snacks into the search box, so that only foods containing both the words ‘corn’ and ‘snacks’ appear.  

The Exact match box can be used in order to search for foods by their exact spelling. 

For example, when searching for the word ‘tea’ the words ‘gateau’, ‘steamed’ and ‘steak’ will be returned in the search results due to the fact that they each contain the word ‘tea’. This can be avoided by ticking the Exact match box before you click on search. The results will then include ‘tea’ only. 

The Exact match box can be found in the upper left hand corner of the Food Groups Wizard.

Written by Creme Global on July 18 2011

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