Comparison of nutrient data obtained through laboratory analysis with results generated by diet analysis software programs to determine a valid method for evaluating the nutrient content of select menu items at Pizza King, Inc.

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dc.contributor.advisor Friesen, Carol A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Allain, James D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:35Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2005 .A45 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187957
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research study was to test the validity of three diet analysis programs — Food Processor, Diet Analysis Plus 7.0 Online, and NutritionData.com — by comparing results of each program to the nutrient data from an independent food science lab for menu items served at Pizza King, Inc. restaurants.NutritionData.com had a slightly higher positive correlation, as well as more nutrient values within 10% of the chemical analyses, than ESHAs Food Processor. However, due to several ancillary factors (e.g., limited data base, inability to save laboratory-obtained data into a permanent database, and the minimal cost for the program for a company the size of Pizza King), this researcher has recommended ESHA Food Processor to Pizza King for the current and future analyses of their menu items. Diet Analysis Plus 7.0 Online could not be tested because the program did not generate analyzable results.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.format.extent vi, 71 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Food -- Composition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Food -- Composition -- Computer programs. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Food -- Labeling. en_US
dc.title Comparison of nutrient data obtained through laboratory analysis with results generated by diet analysis software programs to determine a valid method for evaluating the nutrient content of select menu items at Pizza King, Inc. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1327788 en_US


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