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13 Best Nutrition Software for Professionals (2020)

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Looking for the best nutrition software to kick-start your business?

It’s true that making the right choice can affect the running of your business, and even how many clients you are able to manage at one time. If you get this right first-time then things will run smoothly!

Or, if you’re currently struggling to manage your client database and have no idea where to start when it comes to choosing the best software for you (we’ve all been there), you’re certainly in the right place.

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#1 - Nutrium 

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This is one of the most popular pieces of nutrition software in the UK, mainly due to how effective its features are and how easy it is to navigate.

One of the first things you’ll notice about it is that is has that satisfying ‘everything in one place’ feel to it, which you would expect when purchasing a software to enhance your business processes.

Not only is it fantastic for setting goals, but it’s also great for nutritionists wanting to take an active stance on their client’s eating habits rather than just setting them a meal plan and leaving them to it.

They can send their clients notifications around the time that they’re due to eat so that they’re reminded not to stray back into unhealthy habits!

It’s also incredibly interactive for the clients to use for themselves, as they can record the meals that they have had and therefore keep their nutritionist informed about how well they’ve managed to stick to their plan in case any adjustments need to be made in the next session.

In terms of pricing, there are a variety of packages listed on the Nutrium website. These include a meal plan package aimed at independent fitness professionals who ‘want to be more organised and offer an innovative service to clients.’

Or, the other option is a follow-up package aimed at those ‘who want to grow their business and focus on clients’ follow-up and retention.’ The difference between the two options listed is currently £16 per month, or £192 annually (in January 2020).

Features:

  • Easy-to-navigate homepage
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Goal setting
  • Recommendations for exercise & foods to avoid
  • Anthropometry feature (to help identify body composition)
  • Diet assessment (energy requirement calculation)
  • Meal planning
  • Additional users (add your secretary to the nutrition assessment software!)
  • Follow-up capabilities

Check it out here.

#2 - DietMaster Pro 

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Another popular piece of nutrition software amongst dieticians is DietMaster Pro. It has over 1.2 million users around the world, which gives you an idea of how well-known it is in the world of nutrition!

It works as an effective nutrition analysis software due to its ability to print nutritional facts labels from custom recipes, and the fact that it provides pre-loaded templates for meal plans and individual meals (to save you from doing the hard work yourself).

One thing that comes up regularly in customer reviews for DietMaster Pro is that it’s great for copying and pasting meal plans across accounts, which makes it extremely easy for dieticians to share meal plans with their clients.

 

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The hardware integration is a feature that stands DietMaster Pro apart from the crowd as not every piece of software for nutrition can do this. It is stated on their website:

‘DietMaster Pro easily integrates with bioelectrical impedance body composition analysers and metabolic measurement systems from leading industry manufacturers.’

It’s great for those wanting to closely monitor body composition targets and any shortfalls/deficiencies in their client's eating habits, which is arguably one of the most important aspects of nutrition. Could this be one of the best nutrition tracking software products? 

Features:

  • Option to print nutritional facts labels from custom recipes
  • Meal planning/grocery lists
  • Individual meal templates
  • Body measurements input & body composition control targets
  • Fitness assessment capabilities
  • Copy/paste feature for meal plans across accounts
  • Hardware integration
  • DietMaster Web platform allows professionals to upload meal plans to client’s smart phones

Check out DietMaster Pro for more info!

#3 – Evolution Nutrition

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Part of this nutrition analysis software is ‘The Smart Plan’ programme, which certainly stands it apart from its competitors. The Smart Plan moves away from calculating calories (as we all know this can be unsustainable) and replaces them with a points system, which the programme calculates automatically for your client.

Not only this, but there is also a ‘Healthy Suggestions’ feature that makes food suggestions that you can incorporate into your existing meals that might be missing something. For example, if you’ve made up part of a breakfast in a meal plan but it’s lacking in protein, you will be able to see relevant suggestions for your meal in the nutrition assessment software.

Worried that the suggestions may not cater towards your individual nutritional needs? Don’t panic! You can choose from 7 in-software food preferences:

  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Soy free
  • Low glycaemic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Those who own their own dietician/nutrition businesses may also be glad to know that the Evolution Nutrition software comes along with the ability to use your own branding, e.g. logo, photographs, and branding information, so that you can create a professional relationship with your clients and seem professional if they refer any friends/family to you!

Features:

  • 3 different methods of meal planning
  • Ability to embellish the software with your brand
  • The ‘Smart Plan’ programme
  • ‘Healthy Suggestions’ feature for constructing and customising meals
  • Caters to all nutritional needs

Check out Evolution Nutrition here: https://www.evlnutrition.com/

#4 - AppointmentPlus

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As we want to make this article something for everyone looking for professional nutrition software, this is one for those looking exclusively for product that is makes booking and tracking appointments easy (and keeps them all in one place).

The technology is cloud-based, meaning that your appointments can be seen in real-time if anything changes, so you don’t have to worry about any lagging when it comes to the software updating information.

Your clients can also view this real-time format, and book appointments with you anytime they wish (so it saves you having to keep in phone contact with them 24/7). It’s time-efficient and completely portable as it can be used across devices, which makes your business much easier to run.

The sales and marketing reports feature is handy as you can track the history of appointments that your existing customers have made, trends in what times are popular with clients and the rate of no-shows that your business receives.

This level of insight can be great when learning how to boost your business through better management of clients and appointments.

It can help you to manage your overall time-efficiency when it comes to working with clients and being able to fit in as many appointments as possible without compromising the quality of your services! 

Features:

  • Cloud-based software
  • Email notifications & text reminders
  • Customised sales and marketing reports
  • Pre-built templates
  • Third-party integration enabled

Take a look at the Appointment Plus website for more info!

#5 - Healthie 

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Healthie is a more holistic fitness and nutrition software in the UK that can be used by many different professionals in the industry, such as ‘health coaches’ or nutritionists, personal trainers, massage therapists, occupational therapists, etc.

It’s perfect for dieticians or nutritionists looking for something centred around the organisational side of things and communication with clients rather than structuring meal plans. If you already have a software or process for structuring meal plans and keeping track of your client’s progress, you cannot go wrong with Healthie.

The ability to process billing is great, as it enables you to securely store your client’s credit card information in one place, to keep track of which payments have been received and which ones are outstanding, to create custom payment packages for your clients (which is incredibly important from a sales perspective) and more!

As well as this, you can also connect with your clients securely through a messenger and share images, documents and video links, etc. to add a personal touch outside of sessions. This also allows you to upload customised meal plans that you may have constructed in other software.

You can conduct video consultations or webinars too, which is fantastic if you run an online nutrition business or you’re thinking about doing so in the future! It’s also good for gaining enquiries from people in your area that stumble across your website or social media platforms.

In a nutshell, there are a whole host of features on this platform that make it so that essentially all you need to do for this side of your business other than using this software is build meal plans… not too bad!

Features:

  • Billing/payments feature
  • Messaging feature with clients
  • Video consultations & webinars
  • Appointment managing
  • Email & text appointment reminders for clients
  • E-paperwork

Check out the Healthie software here!

#6 - Nutritics 

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One of the best nutrition analysis software products on our list is this software from Nutritics. They have a list of high-profile professional clients including the NHS, Public Health Guard, Nestle Health Science and GSK.

When it comes to meal planning with this software, there are over 800,000 foods to choose from, which also include foods and supplements from popular brands. There is also the ability to analyse recipes that are either created by the user or pre-uploaded to the system, and to then create healthier versions of them for clients before adding them to meal plans.

Each program created with the software is customisable, as nutrition professionals can schedule events with their clients, as well as share videos, recipes, articles, meal plans, etc. via LIBRO, which is their mobile app.

LIBRO (described as a ‘health & lifestyle AI assistant’) is useful for both clients and professionals as it is an effective method for clients to log their own sleep and eating habits, etc. and for their nutritionist/dietician to then access and analyse that information in order to aid them in their journey.

Perhaps one of the main reasons that Nutritics stands out from many of its competitors is the unique feature that allows users to track their profit, cost and waste. Armed with this, professionals can boost their profitability by seeing where unnecessary outgoings are being made!

Features:

  • Nutrition analysis
  • Meal planning for clients
  • Schedule events, articles, videos, etc. for clients to view
  • Ability to analyse recipes
  • Opportunity to add your brand to the software
  • Ability to customise dietary requirements
  • Cost, Profit & Waste Calculation

Take a look at Nutritics to find out more. 

#7 – Nutrition Maker 

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Providing nutritious meal plans for clients has never been easier than it is with Nutrition Maker. Each meal plan pre-uploaded to the software is designed by registered dieticians, so you can rest-assured that some of the work is already done for you!

The online portal access for both professionals and their clients is a fantastic way of keeping clients motivated, as they can monitor their own progress and keep on track with their goals. Could this be one of the best nutrition analysis products due to this feature? 

The ability to monitor weight loss, body measurements, body fat percentage, etc. in clients with a biometrics test is invaluable, as it makes progress much easier to track and flags up any pitfalls that should be rectified in the next session.

Following on from this, the health risk questionnaire is a good method of keeping clients in-the-know about where they stand with their current health and gives them inspiration to stick to their goals set by the professional.

Looking for a nutrition software that is self-explanatory? We don’t blame you, as it’s sometimes difficult to know where to begin when working with something you haven’t tried before. The great thing about Nutrition Maker in general is that it comes with free training and video tutorial access, so you don’t need to worry about figuring things out for yourself!

Features:

  • Nutrition/diet analysis
  • Over 1400 unique meal plans
  • Healthy recipes (accompanied by shopping lists)
  • Online portal
  • Health risk questionnaire for clients
  • Free training and video tutorials

Sound like the software for you? Check it out here

#8 - TiqDiet 

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One glance at the TiqDiet interface will show you that this piece of nutrition software is incredibly professional and easy-to-use on both desktop and mobile. The nutrition plans and recommendations can be easily accessed from any compatible platform, making it easy for you and your clients to use TiqDiet on the go.

The software comes with ‘intelligent reminders’, that are both inspiring for clients and time-efficient for professionals.

Reminders take the pressure of constantly motivating clients from the nutritionist’s shoulders, reminding them to stick to their scheduled activities and meal plans on the software without the need for professional intervention (until the next session!).

If there’s something that you need to let your clients know outside of your sessions or vice versa, you can always use the built-in chat feature to make communication easier to track. This can be much more efficient than texting separately, as we all know how easily messages can get lost when running a business.

One feature that absolutely blows us away is the ability to use TiqDiet on Apple Watch. We haven’t noticed many other nutrition software products that offer this feature, and it certainly helps TiqDiet to stand out from its competitors.

Features:

  • Nutrition plans available across all compatible platforms
  • Built-in chat feature
  • Intelligent reminders
  • Shopping lists alongside meal plans
  • Real-time
  • Apple Watch compatibility (view nutrition plans on your favourite smart watch!)

You can find out more on the TiqDiet website

#9 - NutriAdmin 

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NutriAdmin is a nutrition software for nutritionists who want to keep all their business processes in one place.

It’s relatively rare to see pieces of software that incorporate billing into their platforms, and we’ve only mentioned one other with this capability on our list. NutriAdmin allows you to manage client payments easily without the need for any other platforms, making it a good choice for those who don’t want to overcomplicate their business!

The ability to create customizable client profiles is another plus in this area, as not only does it keep your files both secure and ‘tidy’ in one place, but it’s also easy to update the information as you go along.

Tired of all the admin work that your business brings in? You’ll be glad to know that with NutriAdmin, you can automate a lot of your admin work, by sending out client questionnaires, recipe suggestions, progress reports, etc. in a matter of minutes (and without all the printing). You can also schedule appointments with clients via the platform, which saves a good amount of unnecessary phone calls!

The meal planning side of things is well-equipped for professionals, with over 70,000 different food items listed in the platform’s database. The software also generates shopping lists automatically alongside this, making it easy for you and your clients to put together a weekly/monthly plan.

Features:

  • Billing/payments features
  • Meal planning
  • Professional client questionnaires
  • EHR (electronic health records)
  • Appointment scheduling

Check out NutriAdmin here: https://nutriadmin.com/ 

#10 - Waterlogged 

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We wanted to include every area of professional nutrition software on our list, so we’ve gone for something a little different with this choice.

Are your clients struggling to drink enough water? Perhaps they’ve relied on fizzy drinks or gallons of coffee in the past, and now you’re trying to get them to change their hydration habits.

Waterlogged is a great software for nutritionists who want to boost their client’s water consumption, as the name may suggest. It could also be a good nutrition software for personal trainers to recommend to clients who are struggling to drink enough water. 

It sends your clients personalized reminders of how much water they have left to drink for the day, tracks their consumption week on week, and even allows them to add a custom glass/water bottle using their smartphone camera!

In terms of pricing, it is pretty inexpensive for clients to go premium if they wish to, and only amounts to $3.99 (£3.07) per month. 

Features:

  • Inexpensive
  • Tracks water consumption
  • Customized reminders
  • Fitbit integration

Want to find out more? Click here for the Waterlogged website. 

#11 – LifeSum

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The slogan of LifeSum is simply ‘Lose Weight, Get Stronger, Eat Better,’ and it really will help your clients to do all three of those things whilst they’re working with you.

Following on from the previously mentioned nutrition facts software, this is a great product to suggest to your clients if they want to feel as though they’re acting autonomously in their journey as well as following your advice.

It provides meal plans that are centred around specific diets, whether that’s clean eating or keto, that clients can view and use in sessions with you when you’re aiding them in constructing a plan that incudes foods that they enjoy.

There is a ‘Macro & Net Carb Tracking’ feature that helps clients to gain a better insight into what they’re eating and how it will affect their end goal and encourages them to closely monitor their own progress.

Recipes are always a plus when it comes to getting clients excited about healthy food. Thankfully, this nutrition planning software has hundreds of recipes for them to choose from, which they can try out or ask you about during your sessions together (regarding how they could fit it in with their current meal plan!).

Features:

  • Meal planning
  • Healthy recipe database
  • Macro & carb tracking
  • Meal plans based on specific diets (clean eating, keto, etc)
  • Can sync with other health apps

Go check out LifeSum for more info! 

#12 – MyPlate

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Since your entire business revolves around your clients, it’s handy to have a few nutrition software suggestions to make that will aid them in sticking to their goals.

If we think about the psychological side of things, clients are more likely to stick to their goals if they truly believe that they are making these changes for themselves, not just for you and your sessions together (even though they will have booked these themselves, it’s just the way the human mind works!). If they have one separate app that they can use for themselves, it could boost their progress. 

MyPlate is a perfect example of an app that does this for clients, hence the name ‘MyPlate’. It was created by Livestrong and is effectively a calorie counting app but with many added features, that make it more holistic in comparison to competing apps on the market.

For starters, it gives you a great insight into the nutrition side of things (rather than just calories). You can view nutrition charts and graphics both on your smartphone and smartwatch and view exactly how much of each nutrient you have consumed in that day.

There is the ability to scan barcodes on food items, making it easier to find or log them into the app database. You can view serving sizes, food suggestions (based on your dietary preferences) and even free meal plans and 30-munite workouts! While they are limited on what advice they can give, this could be a good nutrition software for personal trainers to recommend to their clients. 

Finally, the online community in-app is great for those looking to connect to others who are on a similar journey, and who want to give and receive support to boost their own motivation.

We couldn’t recommend this app enough for professionals who want their clients to feel fully engaged with a healthy lifestyle and also feel as though they are acting autonomously as well as being under the watch of their nutritionist/dietician.

Features:

  • Personalised meal planning
  • Nutrition goal tracking
  • Nutrition charts
  • Barcode scanner
  • Motivation tips (daily)
  • 30-minute workouts
  • Online community
  • Apple Watch compatible

You can learn more about the MyPlate software here

#13 - SimplePractice 

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We’re finishing our list of the best software for nutrition professionals out there with a pretty holistic platform, as our aim in this article is to provide you with every option out there!

Already using a nutrition analysis software for your client meal plans that you’re happy with? Not to worry. SimplePractice brings everything else that you need to the table, without you having to pay more for the nutrition features that you’re already using.

It’s a software that comes with secure billing/payments, so that you can take payment from your clients without having to handle credit cards.

Your clients can also schedule themselves in for appointments by viewing your available slots within the software, so this significantly reduces the amount of admin that you would usually complete day in, day out!

Working as a nutrition professional can be tough when clients no-show, therefore the ability to send out email, text, or voice reminders with SimplePractice is invaluable. Save your time and boost your earning potential with this feature and get notified about cancellations before it’s too late to fill the slot with another client.

Unlimited document storage is another fantastic element of this software, especially considering the number of documents that you are likely to store working in the health and fitness sector! Documents can be viewed on the go in the SimplePractice app, as well as any notes or other client information, and are always securely stored.  

Features:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Billing/payments feature with online reports
  • Ability to upload and store documentation
  • Support

Sound like the right software for your business? Take a look at SimplePractice to find out more. 

Before you go!

Hopefully you’ve found the best nutrition software here for you, your business and your clients!

There’s nothing better than things starting to come together when starting a new business, or when re-examining your existing business processes. It’s so important to get this side of things right for both you yourself (it can really reduce stress and workload), and the service that you are providing to those interested in improving their nutrition.

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Written by Chloe Twist

Fitness Content Manager, OriGym

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Chloe graduated with a BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University and prior to OriGym worked at J&R Digital Marketing Agency on the Liverpool 'Female Founders' series. Since joining the company, she has become a qualified Personal Trainer with a particular interest in circuit training. Chloe’s professional interests intersect content-development and the world of online fitness, especially across social media and YouTube, and Chloe has herself contributed pieces on fitness and weight loss to sites including the Daily Star and The Express. Outside her day-to-day role, Chloe enjoys playing the guitar, gaming and kettlebell training.