How To: Use The Nutrition Scores (Gold Feature)

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Using Cronometer's Nutrition Scores

Have you ever wondered how certain essential nutrients keep you healthy? With Nutrition Scores, you get a more digestible look at how you’re succeeding with nutritional intake specific to certain health categories like immune support, metabolism support and more.

Nutrients aren’t eaten in isolation but as part of the foods that make up your diet. Studies using single nutrients to improve health have generally yielded mixed results, so we’ve introduced a more holistic approach which looks at nutrient profiles.

What Is A Nutrition Score?

Each Nutrition Score is made up of a group of nutrients that work together to contribute to your health. This gives you the bigger picture view of how your diet is meeting your nutrition goals.

Nutrition Scores are calculated from how much of each nutrient target and nutrient ratio in the category you have achieved, based on the data available in the foods you have logged to your Diary. Reaching your Daily Target for a nutrient maximizes your Nutrition Score, while exceeding your Maximum Target will reduce your score in that category.

Keep in mind, the Dietary Reference Intakes apply to the healthy general population and are not meant to apply to those who are deficient or in conditions that may cause an increased requirement. If you have customized your nutrient targets to meet your needs, your Nutrition Scores will be calculated from the targets you have chosen. 

We have Nutrition Scores for:

  • Immune Support
  • Metabolism Support
  • Antioxidants
  • Electrolytes
  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Ketogenic Score
  • Plant-based Diet
  • Oral Health
  • Blood Health
  • Bone Health
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Data Quality
  • All Targets

For more information on what is included in each score, tap or click on the score from within the app or visit our user manual.

Setting Up Your Nutrition Scores

If you’re a Gold subscriber, you’ll be able to choose up to eight Nutrition Scores to highlight. If you’re not already a Gold subscriber and want access to this feature, click here to upgrade.

On mobile, tap More > Targets > Nutrition Scores. Make sure ‘Show Nutrition Scores’ is toggled on and select the eight scores you want shown on your Diary Header. 

On web, click More > Display and scroll down to Nutrition Scores to select the eight scores you want to show on your Diary. 

Viewing Your Nutrition Scores

You can view your Nutrition Scores from your Diary, Daily Report and Nutrition Report. 

On mobile, swipe left on the header from your Diary screen until you reach the Nutrition Scores view. 

On web, these will be displayed on your Diary, in the Nutrient Targets section.

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