Eat for Health Calculators

The Eat for Health Program provides up-to-date advice about the amounts and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on the latest scientific evidence, developed after looking at all the good quality research.

These calculators can estimate your energy (kilojoule) needs, nutrient requirements and the number of serves from the Five Food Groups you need daily.

an image of an apple sitting on food scales to illustrate calculating daily energy needs.

Calculate your daily energy needs

The Energy Requirements Calculator estimates your daily energy requirements for good health based on what your body needs for breathing, circulating blood, digesting food and physical activity.

Calculate your daily nutrient requirements


The Nutrients Calculator helps estimate how much of each nutrient is needed per day by healthy individuals to maintain their health and wellbeing.

Average Recommended Number of Serves Calculator

By eating the recommended amounts from the Five Food Groups, you will get enough of the nutrients essential for health and wellbeing, including a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some cancers. The Average Recommended Number of Serves Calculator will guide you with this.

Food Balance

A game designed to help children aged between 4 and 13 years to learn about healthy eating.