National Healthy School Canteens

Participant’s Workbook

Using the Nutrition Panel Calculator : Part 2

Page last updated: 23 October 2013

11. You will now see your first ingredient (dried fruit) listed as the first ingredient.

Screenshot showing the Receipe Tab in the Nutritional Panel Calculator. This Screenshot is for example purposes only.

12. Now you are ready to add in the next ingredient. For the Fruit Loaf recipe, this is brown sugar. Click on ‘Add Ingredient’

Screenshot showing the Receipe Tab. This is example purposes only.


13. Enter the next ingredient (brown sugar) into the search box. Click ‘Search’.

Screenshot showing Ingredient Tab. This is for example purposes.

14. Choose the appropriate type of ingredient. In this case, it is SUGAR, BROWN. Double click on it.

Screenshot showing Ingredients Tab

15. The main ‘Ingredients’ screen will then reappear with the nutrient information for this ingredient. Enter the amount of the ingredient (brown sugar) the recipe calls for. In this case, the recipe calls for 1 cup of brown sugar. By referring to Table 1 (page 49 of this workbook), it can be seen that 1 cup is equal to 180g of brown sugar.

Screenshot showing the Ingredient Tab. This is for example purposes only.

16. Click on ‘Add Ingredient’.

Screenshot showing the Ingredients Tab, This Screenshot is for example purpose only.


17. You will now see your ingredient (brown sugar) listed as the second ingredient. Continue this process until all ingredients are listed.

Screenshot showing the Receipe Tab. This Screenshot is shown for example purposes.

Notes: If you are having trouble finding an ingredient (for example, ‘bran’), type in ‘%’ before the food name (%bran) and the NPC will retrieve any ingredients that contain the word ‘bran’ anywhere in the food name (for example: wheat bran, processed bran cereal). If one of the ingredients is a liquid (for example, skim milk), click the button next to the ‘Ingredient Amount’ box. This allows you to enter the amount of liquid in millilitres or litres, rather than grams. The NPC will automatically convert the liquid amount (millilitres) to a weight (grams) on the main ‘Recipe’ screen.

Screenshot showing the Receipe tab in the Nutritional Panel Calculator. This Screenshot is for example purposes only.

18. Now all the ingredients are listed, the weight of a serve needs to be calculated. The Fruit Loaf recipe states that it makes 24 slices. In order to work out the weight per serve, divide the ‘Final Weight’ of 1360.0g (highlighted below) by 24 (number of serves). This shows a serve weight of 56.7g. Enter this into the ‘Serve Size’ box.

For fruit loaf:
Serve size = Final Weight/No of serves Serve size = 1360.0g/24 = 56.7g


Screenshot showing the Receipe tab in the Nutritional Panel Calculator. This Screenshot is for example only.

19. Add in the number of serves provided by the recipe into the ‘Serves Per Package’ box. The Fruit Loaf recipe gives 24 serves.

Screenshot showing the Receipe Tab in the Nutritional Panel Calculator. This Screenshot is for example only.

20. Enter the title of the recipe into the ‘Recipe Name’ box.

Screenshot showing the Receipe Tab in the Nutritional Panel Calculator. This is for example purposes only.

The Nutrition Panel Calculator is being revised, please check the FSANZ website for the latest version.