# Nutrition Calculators Wanted

Some of you know I posted a five dollar question on Google Answers, I am posting another, note if you wish paid, I suppose you just go there and answer with a good answer!

I went to the country of Niger, they are having an Epidemic of
Mal-Nutrition. I have taken photos of all the foods they eat, I need
an online internet page that I can load in the foods to decide what
foods they need to grow to be safe. I am world traveler.
I would like three URL or Links to webpage that are nutrition calculators.

It would be really great if I could type in all the foods and the
quantities, then it would say the totals and how they fit in with RDA
Recommended Daily Allowances. Applied to the foods on this link.
http://www.hobotraveler.com/2005/09/photos-of-niger-typical-foods.html
Thanks HoboTraveler.com

Andy,

It would not let me answer on google answers for some reason. This is the RDA Calculator we used in my Nutrition Class in college:

http://209.48.219.53/

You put in your dietary intake and tells you where you met, overdid, and missed in respect to RDA. I had to use it for a school assignment.

Robert Burns
http://www.prudenttravel.com

Andy Hobo,

I am currently conducting a survey of malnutritioned and starving tea workers on plantations in northeastern India.

http://blog.stonegrooves.net/2-roundtheworld-itinerary/d-india/tea/

We are systematically finding out exactly how much food (1.5 kg rice, .5 kg potato, etc.) each family ate in the last 24 hours, and then plan on calculating caloric intake, counting children as half an adult for the formula. As we are still collecting data, I do not yet have the formula, so let me know what you find and vice-versa.

We are also looking at BMI (Body Mass Index) to prove malnutrition.

Good luck and I look forward to hearing from you,

Joshua

2 types of malnutrition:
marasmus: fat(-), protein(-)
kwashiorkor: only protein(-) result is edema liver dysfunction

different levels of resistance:
obese people can fast >1yr
normal weight people ~ 2months
a child? babys are the problem

anthropometry measures the subcutaneous fat and is said to be more adequate in measuring malnutrition, but i dnt knw bout that exactly ...

RDAs
(9 essential amino acids)
carbohydrates 150g/day
fat 30% of calories

RDAs for vitamines differ by factor 2-3 for infants/ adults

same for elements (e.g. Ca², Iodine) they are age-dependend

i guess u ll find food-pyramids everywhere in the www, i dnt see how to meet the recommandations by peanuts from the side of the road etc, looks like an agricultural problem, NGOs deal with that, too.

Andy,

There is a nutrient database for about 6000 foods on the USDA web site at http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/ Looks a bit technical but maybe it will be of some us to you.

Best of luck with the travels.

Eric