Backed by science, created by a qualified Nutritionist
The logic behind our health goal-based meal recommendations was developed using established methodologies set forth by reputable Nutrition professionals and organizations, including:
- The World Health Organization (WHO)
- The 2020-2025 American Dietary Guidelines
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Master of Science qualified Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian (RND)
How we Generate Healthy Meal Recommendations
The calculations and standards used to determine BMI are based on WHO recommendations for adults and closely align with the adult BMI classification chart used by the CDC. Additionally, our energy requirement calculations are patterned after the widely recognized Mifflin-St. Jeor Equation, with careful consideration of the updated recommendations from the 2020-2025 American Dietary Guidelines. This formula takes into account the user's height, weight, sex, age, and physical activity levels. We also ensure that the distribution of carbohydrates, protein, and fat falls within the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR) as specified in the 2020-2025 American Dietary Guidelines.
The diagram illustrates how our system utilizes users' health data to generate recommendations for energy (calories), carbohydrates, protein, fat, and fiber.
Based on this information, we generate meal recommendations for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. These recommendations not only adhere to established scientific standards but also aim to accommodate users' food preferences (such as vegan diet or excluding disliked foods) by considering the information they've shared in their profiles.
Our recipes and food product combinations, particularly for breakfast and snacks, are meticulously reviewed and curated by our team to ensure that the nutrition information aligns with current standards.
We source this information from reputable sources such as the USDA FoodData Central and product labels from various brands.