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An Update on the Release of NutVal Version 4

As announced earlier this year, we were planning to release NutVal Version 4 this autumn. But, winter is upon us (in the northern hemisphere) and we are still, I am afraid, beta testing and sorting out a number of issues that have arisen during its development. 

We had a lot of very useful comments and suggestions for inclusion in the new version but some of these have led to some technical challenges which have taken rather longer to overcome than anticipated.  In addition, we are also working through how to deal with matching up the new requirement figures, based on FAO/WHO (2004) with the available guidance on tolerable upper limits - a rather more complicated issue than it may sound.

So, apologies for the delay and we are working hard on getting version 4 out to you as soon as we can in 2014.  Lastly, to those who celebrate Christmas, season's greetings!

A New Release of NutVal

7 July 2013
We are pleased to let you know that a new version of NutVal is due for release in the autumn of this year.

NutVal Version 4 will feature:

  • New micronutrient requirements; RNI, taken from FAO/WHO (2004), will replace the currently used WHO (2000) Safe Levels of Intake. 
  • Nine additional nutrients will be included in the NutVal database and used in the analysis of nutrient adequacy. 
  • The age group categories currently provided in NutVal 2006 will be revised to make them more comprehensive, user-friendly, and consistent with age groups that are used in programme design. Energy requirements for the new age categories will be calculated using values from FAO/WHO/UNU (2004). 
  • Additional food items that have been requested by users will be included. 
  • Data handling and the tracking database will be improved to allow the saving and recall of complete ration data. 
  • An online user manual will be developed and uploaded to nutval.net. This will be freely accessible to users and provide help in Word .doc or .pdf formats. 
 A flyer containing more information about the forthcoming release can be download here.

NutVal 3.0 is now online

28 March 2012
We are pleased to let you know that an updated version of NutVal has been finalised and is now available for download. 

NutVal 3.0 has an expanded database of commodities and products, and new population sub-groups to use for assessing the adequacy of food assistance. For a full list of improvements please see the download page. We encourage all users to download the new version as soon as they can.