What is the Nutrition Tracker Plugin?
The BuildFire Nutrition Tracker Plugin is a powerful tool designed to help users monitor and manage their dietary intake effortlessly. Whether you're working towards fitness goals, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, or have specific dietary requirements, this plugin can assist you in tracking your food consumption and nutritional data. In this article, we'll explore the capabilities of the Nutrition Tracker Plugin and provide you with a step-by-step tutorial on how to use it effectively.
What are the primary functions of the Nutrition Tracker, and what are the steps to accomplish them?
Within this robust plugin, you have the ability to connect your plugin to the USDA Food Registry via API which houses thousands of items including branded products and generic foods. Access to this extensive Database makes it easy to find and log the foods you consume.
Track Nutritional Information: Get detailed information about the nutritional content of the foods you track, including calories, macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins), vitamins, and minerals.
Meal Logging: Easily log your meals throughout the day, specifying the type of meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks). You can customize portion sizes for accurate tracking.
Personalized Goals: Set personalized nutrition goals based on your dietary needs, such as calorie intake, macronutrient targets, or specific dietary preferences like vegetarian or gluten-free.
Progress Tracking: Monitor your progress with insightful charts and graphs that display your daily, weekly, and monthly nutritional data. Track changes in your diet and adjust as needed.
Water Intake: In addition to food tracking, the plugin allows you to log your daily water consumption, helping you stay hydrated
And much, much more!
Steps on How to Set Up The Nutrition Tracker
After you've purchased the plugin our team will get it added to your control panel for use. Once it's been added a member of our team will reach out and inform you that it's been added successfully. Once the plugin has been added you will be able to add multiple instances of it should you need to and it will be found in your marketplace
Now that the Plugin is added you will want to set up your Food Database by clicking on "Settings" and then clicking on the link "Learn how to get USDA FoodData API Key" You will be taken to an offsite website to fill out some information obtain the free API Key from The USDA.
After you've added your API Key you can pull Data in from our Weight Tracker Plugin and utilize Product Suggestions as well as see a history of suggestions. In the Food Database section you can now create your own customized food database based on the USDA FoodData site - You will enter the information off the packaging of the item here and save it for tracking
Now that you have your database set up, you will begin setting the plugin up. Under Content, you can add multiple nutrient trackers which will display on your app.
When you click on "Add Nutrients" you will gain access to a list of other fields you can select and add to your tracking regimen. Once you've selected the ones you like, make sure to click Save.
Once this is done, you are ready to begin tracking your nutrition!
If you should have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Support@buildfire.com and we will be more than happy to help!