Overview of nutrition programming

Nutrition programming, support for nutritionists

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Written by Sean Buxton
Updated over a week ago

In this guide, we will take a look at some of the tools available in SENPRO that can help you build highly personalised & periodised nutrition programmes for your clients in less time!

As a nutritionist, you can find the Planner in the client management menu alongside the Overview and Progress tab. For your clients, the Planner can be located in the main menu.

There are a range of powerful tools in the Planner that can help you deliver the appropriate level of support based on your clients individual needs & nutrition knowledge, including:

  • Traditional meal planning

  • Performance plates

  • Food photos

  • Notes

Meal planning

Traditionally, meal planning has been an unenjoyable, time consuming task. The Planner has already helped other practitioners build more personalised & periodised meal plans, in less time!

Using the smart tags in the food & recipe search, you can very quickly build a meal plan for your client.

Here you can add specific foods & recipes to meal times across the day & week, for example, one bowl of porridge for breakfast at 8am.

First, we need to create a meal block. Simply click the gold [+] button, followed by Meal. Give the meal a name and time, for example Breakfast at 8am. Alternatively, you can automatically add a breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner block by clicking [•••] next to the date, followed by auto-add meals.

In your new meal block, click the [+] button in the top right hand corner to open the food / recipe search. Use tags such as breakfast and high carb to quickly find suitable recipes. Press the [+] button to the left of the food or recipe to add the food to the Planner. Use the multi-add feature to quickly add multiple foods & recipes into the planner in one go.

The nutrition information for each meal will be displayed for each meal. The day totals will be displayed at the bottom of the Planner.

Click the cog in the top right hand corner to configure the Planner settings. Here you can choose to hide & show nutrition information.

Performance Plates

Performance Plates are a visual coaching tool that will help you educate your clients on how to fuel correctly on a meal by meal or day by day basis. Many practitioners use the Performance Plates in the first few weeks of working with a new client. This helps lay solid foundations using basic principles such as high, medium and low carb plates.

To add the Performance Plates to a day, click type of day. Here you can select either:

  • High demand

  • Medium demand

  • Low demand

After selecting either high, medium or low demand, the Performance Plates will automatically be shown in that day. Modify the Performance Plates at each meal by using the toggle.

You can configure the default Performance Plates for each type of day from the Planner configuration settings.

Food photos

Food photos are a quick and easy way for clients to log their food & drink intake across the day! They also provide an excellent opportunity for you as the nutritionist to provide your clients with regular feedback and support.

How can my clients take a food photo?

A camera icon will be visible to your clients in their Planner in each meal block. Here they can click to take a food photo or upload an image from their camera roll. Plus, they can tell you if they enjoyed the meal & how comfortable / full they feel. Finally, they can add any other information that might be useful for you to know.

How can I see food photos uploaded by my client?

The food photo will now be visible to you (the nutritionist) in the clients Planner. You will see a camera icon in the meal block. Click the camera icon to view the food photo. Here you can provide feedback to your client which will be sent via Messages.


Notes can be used in a number of different ways in the Planner. Here are a few examples:

  • Highlight key focus points: Pin a note to the top of the day. This is a great way to draw your clients attention to one important message for the day, for example "It's match day tomorrow so let's focus on high carb plates".

  • Add context / education: Provide clients with useful snippets of information in the planner. Add context around meal suggestions or offer alternative suggestions using notes.

  • Give feedback & recommendations: Your client may have completed a days worth of food logging or used the planner for taking food photos or planning their meals in advance. Add notes to the planner with useful feedback & recommendations.

  • Supplements: Use the notes block to outline supplement strategies or other pre, during or post training / competition nutrition strategies.

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