Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Dionysios Kountanis

Second Advisor

Dr. Dalia Motzkin

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The creation of a diet is a complex process which involves analysis of a number of critical variables. Due to present technology, computers can be used effectively in menu planning and recipe analysis.

The objective of this study is the utilization of the computer to test the major criteria which must be met in order to produce a diet which meets nutritional, cost, and acceptability requirements. In this thesis, the design and implementation of a computerized menu planning system known as the Nutritional Data Base System is presented.