To calculate the food group amount for a specific food item, locate the gram weight from the weights and measures tab and the amount per 100 gram weight for the food group on the food group data tab.  Then you can use the following formula.  This can also be used to check calculations of nutrients.

((Gram Weight/ 100 grams) x Number of Portions) * Amount Per 100 Gram Weight

For example - how many cups of fruit are in 1 large apple?

This information can be found by clicking on the food details exclamation point next to any food item that you are searching for.

  • Click on the Weights and Measures tab.  The whole large apple weighs 212 grams.
  • The nutritional analysis is provided for only 100 grams of an apple, and that amount is reported to be .943 cup equivalents from the fruit group.   Therefore the large apple would provide 2.12 times the cup equivalents and nutrients listed in the food details for the 100 grams of large apple: 
    • Cup equivalents of fruit for one large apple =
    • ((212/100) x 1 whole apple, large) * .943 cup equivalents of fruit) = 1.99916 cups (2 cup) equivalents.
  • Having acceptable practices at entry or at exit is a much harder outcome to achieve because it isn’t just looking at improvement on one or more of the questions, but rather having an acceptable score on all questions within a construct.

  • The system looks at each question within a construct. 

  • For example, food resource management is questions 1, 2, 3, and 4.  WebNEERS then checks to make sure that for each of those questions, the responses are “acceptable” or “good”. 

    • So, for question 1 – how often do you plan meals ahead of time, a score of 4 or 5 is needed.  Same for question 2 and 4.  Question 5 you must have a 5.  So, on the report, if someone has a 4 or 5 at entry for questions 1, 2, and 4 and a 5 for question 5, they would be included in the acceptable practices percentage.

  • To find the scoring report for each question:

    • Click on “view adult checklist sets.
    • Click the report icon next to the “10 core questions.”
    • Click on the report icon on the far right for the specific question of interest.
    • Look at the “scoring” section of the answers table at the bottom of the pop-up screen.