IN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
Development and use of software package in nutrition education and diet
can be used as a tool to teach menu planning and food service management. A
computer software package - computer aided learning in dietetics (CALID) was
formulated and standardized by Arunmozhi Balaji.
The actual instruction as the user sees is divided into:
Master file which stores patient information
like age, sex, address, height, weight and patient number and condition.
Food site which stores information on food items
with their calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat value. The food items are
arranged alphabetically under the meal times. The quantity per serving and
amount of individual serving will be displayed. Provision for adding and
deleting food items is built in
The diet counselling system begins with patient
personnal information. The counselling program is divided into 3 sections.
Analysis of food intake for a day.
Analysis of the food
This assists the subject to sequentially list
all the food items at meals and estimate quantities.
The summary would give the intake for the day
for energy, carbohydrate, protein, fat along with the recommended dietary
printout would give the list of foods to be avoided and recommended along with
the quantity per serving.