Food diary for babies

Nuttri Baby Food App | Meal Planner & Tracker for Baby Led Weaning

Baby Food App

Meal Planner & Tracker

available for Android


A list of over 100 natural food ingredients organized by the weaning stages and essential food groups, along with feeding and serving tips.


More about nutritional information, and easy buying tips such as which foods are in season, those high in pesticides, and the most common allergens.


Make lists of food to try, food that successfully tried. Create a watchlist to monitor potential food allergies and sensitivities.


Design baby meal plans with bright and colorful icons to keep track of feeding history and the food groups, reducing the chances of any nutritional deficiencies.


Plan What to Feed Baby Now

Your baby’s nutritional needs will differ from that of adults. Learn what pediatricians and dietitians are recommending as the first foods to try. Discover 100+ whole food ingredients organized by weaning stage and the essential food groups. Also input and use your own food ingredients. Don’t miss out feeding tips for your baby’s development from AAP, FDA, CPS, NHS, and Dietitians of Canada.


Keep Track of What Your Baby Eats

In just one click keep the history of what foods have been safely tried. Create a watchlist to manage your baby’s food allergies and sensitivities. Tracking progress cues are visible in the meal planner to help introduce new foods one at a time.


Design Colorful Meal Plans

Design baby’s meal plans with the use of colorful icons. Intuitively mix new foods with ones that have already been tried. Keep track of the essential food groups to reduce any chance of nutritional deficiencies. See which meals your baby liked or refused in order to figure out his or her preferences!


Plan Smarter - With Data Driven Insights

Get smart insights through your foods tracked and meals planned. Your data input will be converted into easy graphs in the insights section. See what your baby most commonly eats, if the meals are balanced, and how the feeding progress is going. With Nuttri Plus, you can also learn which foods you should try next, and which foods your baby prefers.

Discover healthy food for your baby’s weaning. Track your baby’s food history. Create baby led weaning meal plans with foods containing key nutrients for your growing baby.

“Love keeping track of what baby ate & getting insights over time for food groups & most offered. Would like to see more of these or customizable charts. Also helps give ideas for other foods to try & how to serve. And just discovered I can add my own ingredients & categorize them into a food group. Great so far!”

A Google User

“This app makes it so easy to keep track of what foods we’ve introduced to our baby! It’s also great to see that they use research from the AAP, FDA, etc. Also, the cute graphics are a plus :)”

A Google User

“Useful on keeping track of what my infant like or having allergies with. Can also see what he ate most often, so can decide on a more variety of meal in future for him. The developer is also very responsive to my enquiry email, and even keeps me updated.”

A Google User

Nuttri Articles

Baby Food Sciences + Monthly Feeding Tips + Baby Nutrition

Feeding a variety of natural food is good for:
  • Obesity prevention: Eating a variety of foods, especially vegetables and fruit, helps babies develop a healthier and diverse diet for long-term health benefits.
  • Allergy prevention: Exposing babies to a variety of natural food ingredients can help to reduce chance of developing food allergies. Based the recommendations from American Academy of Pediatrics, peanut butter should be one of the first foods to try!
  • Development: Babies develop motor skills and senses, as well as social and language skills, through exploring the various textures and flavors of foods. Try baby led weaning if you haven’t considered yet.
  • Reducing risk: Homemade baby food from whole foods is less likely to contain preservatives, additives, additional sugar or salt.

Scientists say the first 1,000 days of life open up a unique opportunity to build strong foundations for health and brain development - through nutrition. Designed based on pediatric guidelines, Nuttri Plus helps you track what your baby eats and when, and plan optimal baby meals.

Discover an abundance of whole food ingredients to plan your baby led weaning, or purée feeding. Create personalized baby meals and benefit from our baby food tracker and expert tips. Explore which ingredients to buy and peruse baby food recipes based on your baby’s needs and stages of weaning. Nuttri will help you identify common allergens, seasonal foods, and when to choose organic. It’s also helpful to bring on grocery store visits with an easy-to-use buying guide.

Nutrri Plus contains extra food ingredients to help add even more diversity to your baby’s meals. It also provides tips on what foods to try next based on your baby’s feeding history. Nuttri Plus also shows your baby’s favorite and least favorite foods based on your baby meal plans.

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How to keep a food diary




What is a food diary?

A food diary is a complete record of the food your child has eaten during a certain period of time. This record will help the dietitian know your child’s needs.

How do I complete a food diary?

  • Write down every food or beverage that your child eats and drinks each day.
  • Write down how much of the food or beverage your child actually ate or drank. Avoid using words such as “bites” or “sips”. Use standard sizes and weights when you can (tsps., cups, ounces, etc.)
  • Write down brand names of items.
  • Write down cooking methods of food, such as baked, broiled, fried, stewed, or microwaved.
  • Keep these records close to wherever your child eats and drinks. This will help you keep an accurate record.
  • Return the completed record to Nutrition Services or to your St. Jude dietitian.

Sample daily food and drink diary

Name: ________________________________________ Date: ________________________

Time (am/pm)
Food or beverage
Type and/or how prepared
7 am Oatmeal Quaker instant, apples and cinnamon 1 package
    1 tbsp margarine added  
  Milk Whole ¼ c
12 pm Hamburger McDonald’s regular ½
  French fries McDonald’s small ¾ order

Food diary

Name: ________________________________________ Date: ________________________

Please keep a 3-day record of all food and beverages consumed. Bring with you to your next outpatient visit.

Time (am/pm)
Food or beverage
Type and/or how prepared


This document is not intended to take the place of the care and attention of your personal physician or other professional medical services. Our aim is to promote active participation in your care and treatment by providing information and education. Questions about individual health concerns or specific treatment options should be discussed with your physician.

St. Jude complies with health care-related federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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Nutrition diary for a child up to a year: diary template, explanations of specialists

Published: 02/10/2021

Reading time: 4 min.

Number of reads: 10485

Author of the article: Ponomareva Yuliya Vladimirovna

Pediatrician, candidate of medical sciences, allergist-immunologist

Each stage of a baby's development corresponds to a certain type of food. This is due to the gradual maturation and functional activity of the main organs and systems, primarily the gastrointestinal tract. So, in the first months of life, a child is able to absorb only mother's milk, the composition of which ideally matches the capabilities of the baby's body and dynamically changes in accordance with its needs.

The nutrition of a nursing mother should be varied and complete, but she needs to adhere to some restrictions that are associated with the possibility of penetration of many substances into breast milk, and hence into the baby's body. It is undeniable that alcohol, smoking and coffee are incompatible with breastfeeding, as they can harm the baby. But often, ordinary foods, such as milk, nuts, honey or chocolate, can cause deviations in the baby's health.

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  1. Food is not always healthy
  2. Prevention is better than cure
  3. Food intolerance
  4. What is a food diary?
  5. Food diary template

Food is not always healthy

Mother's milk is the best food for a baby, but in some cases, due to various reasons, breastfeeding has to be abandoned. Scientific and technological progress, advances in pediatrics and dietology allow the development and production of formulas for artificial feeding that are most adapted to the child and replace mother's milk.

However, even the best of them are still very far from the “gold standard”. Therefore, formula-fed babies may experience reactions to the mixture being administered. This is primarily due to a food allergy to cow's milk protein. In addition, with a further expansion of the diet and the introduction of new complementary foods, deviations in the health of the baby are also possible. They are associated with individual intolerance and the development of allergies, or with the age-related unwillingness of the body to perceive and assimilate new food.

Prevention is better than cure

All of these factors explain the need to gradually expand the baby's diet and introduce foods in accordance with the child's readiness to digest certain foods.

This is important! According to current national recommendations for feeding children in their first year of life, complementary foods are introduced no earlier than 4 months. Experts recommend starting to include in the menu each new food group from low-allergenic foods.

So, for example, in the line of baby food Bebi Premium "Porridges for the first feeding", low-allergenic products based on buckwheat, rice and corn groats are specially developed. These cereals do not contain cow's milk proteins, gluten, lactose and sugar. The dish can be prepared on the basis of breast milk, adapted formula or baby water. The composition is enriched with prebiotics, which is very important for the formation and maintenance of your own intestinal microbiota and the prevention of allergies.

Food intolerance

Food allergy is one of the most common diseases in young children. Every second child aged 3-6 months living in large cities has manifestations of food intolerance. What symptoms suggest an allergic reaction? Most often, these are skin rashes and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Skin rashes with bright redness and peeling (often also with severe itching) appear on the face, buttocks, arms and legs of the baby. The child often has stool disorders, regurgitation and intestinal colic. In some cases, there is a delay in weight gain and growth gains.

Find the cause

Diagnosis of food allergy is not difficult, any mother will immediately pay attention to the characteristic changes in the child. It is much more difficult to find the "culprit" of an allergy - a food product that triggered and maintains this condition. A successful search will be the most effective treatment for the baby, because by removing the causative allergen from the diet, we can stop the allergic reaction. In order to establish a relationship with the reactions that have occurred and the products introduced, parents need to keep a diary of the child's nutrition.

What is a food diary?

It is a regular detailed record of all foods that the baby has tried or eaten, and his individual reaction to them. The food diary is filled out daily, it indicates the time of eating, a detailed description of the product with all its ingredients, cooking and serving size.

Other obligatory columns include information about the change in the state of health of the baby, indicating the time of occurrence of the reaction and its nature. Parents need to note any changes that occur when a new product is included in the diet. In the "Notes" column, you need to write down new events in the child's life that are not related to nutrition, but which could also affect the occurrence of the reaction. This can be a change of washing powder or skin care products, vaccination, medication.

It is convenient to present these data in the form of a table, individual columns of which include the above information. At the end of this article, an approximate template for filling out a food diary is presented. If the child is breastfed, then the mother also needs to keep a food diary.

Important task

Perhaps many parents take these recommendations lightly, believing that special tests will be more informative. However, with a responsible attitude, when adults carefully and timely record absolutely all the foods that were present in the baby’s diet even in a minimal amount, this will be very valuable data. The pediatrician will be able to analyze the information and build a safe individual diet for your crumbs. Ideally, any baby needs to keep a food diary throughout the first year of life, tracking reactions to the introduction of all new complementary foods, but this is especially important for children with allergies or babies with a high risk of developing allergic reactions. 9.00 1. Dairy-free porridge “5 grains with banana Bebi Premium” with breast milk.
2. Dry fruit compote 120


1. Instance porridge, coed breast milk, heated in a water bath
2. Dry fruits - apples and pears of home blanks, children's drinking water Bebi Premium, boiling 12.00 9007
2. Kurin yolk 100


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