What is MenuSano?
Learn more about our award winning nutrition calculator
MenuSano is an online nutrition calculator developed by Konverge in Ontario that will accurately estimate the number of calories and nutritional information in food items. It is an affordable online product that has been designed to be easy to use and flexible. MenuSano was originally developed over 5 years ago and has been tested with restaurants, public health departments and hospitals.
The Ontario Healthy Menu Choices Act
As of January 1, 2017, restaurant chains will be required to provide their customers with specific calorie information for most food and drink to be consumed or taken away. MenuSano is a do-it-yourself cost effective tool for restaurants to comply with the new Ontario Healthy Menu Choices Act.
Sonia Couto: Founder, MenuSano
Sonia is the founder of MenuSano, a food analysis tech company in Toronto. Sonia has been in the tech industry for over a decade, she is an experienced leader who is highly results driven and known for “getting things done”.
MenuSano was created as a health intervention tool to address the rising rates of disease and obesity in our population that can be managed and prevented with nutrition. MenuSano allows the food service industry to contribute to community health by providing nutrition information to their customers at the point of sale. Sonia identified a consumer need: that people want more control over their health and they know making healthy food choices is an important part of that strategy. MenuSano is impacting people’s lives in a positive way and helping them lead healthier lives.
Sonia has overseen MenuSano’s development from its inception. Working with industry leaders, government, users, and the MenuSano team, Sonia drives initiatives that will lead to strategic partnerships and growth within Canada and internationally.
Sonia has been the recipient of several awards that acknowledge her excellence in leadership in the software industry:
- Top CEO of the Year for 2019 – International Association of Top Professionals
- Leadership Elite, Most Influential Woman in Software Development 2018 – Canada
- “Most Influential Woman in Software Development – Canada” from the CV Businesswoman Awards, 2016
- “IT Businesswoman of the Year – Canada” from the CV Businesswoman Awards, 2016
- “Game Changer of the Year – Software Solutions” from the ACQ Global Awards, 2016
As a dedicated member of the tech community in Canada, Sonia is involved in a variety of professional groups that allow her to grow and mentor others. Her journey as a breast cancer survivor has led her to become an advocate for early breast cancer detection and she supports women going through diagnoses and treatment. Furthermore, Sonia volunteers for the SilStar foundation, to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research.
I use it for my bakery and cupcake shop and find it extremely accurate and easy to use! This brings value to my products and knowledge to my clients ! :) Love it !
MenuSano allows us to calculate our recipes with accuracy and instantly check potential variations in the recipe. For instance, if we notice one item in development might be slightly higher in calories, salt, or other factors than we would like, we can make the necessary changes. Since we’re often making food and ingredients from scratch, being able to specify custom ingredients in MenuSano. This has allowed us to provide much more accurate information in items than we would otherwise have been able to do”
MenuSano makes it easy to adjust recipes. Seeing all of the nutritional information on paper is really helpful, and it is inspiring us to create some new menu items. We love the menu we have now, but think it’d be nice to introduce some new items that might be beneficial at this time, both health wise and trend wise,” says Grace. "The one thing we were surprised to find out is how much sodium our recipes contain. We thought we used minimal salt but Menusano helped us learn that some our recipes contained a surprising amount, which made us change some of our recipes.
Great tool! The MenuSano team has helped us analyze some of our healthiest items. We liked how easy it is to modify a recipe by easily changing quantity sizes and ingredients. In turn, the software produced the nutrition facts that we can use right away.
Many thanks for creating MenuSano. We are really happy with the results over the last couple of months. With your guidance, we have created a Healthy Menu and inserted it with our regular menu. It seems that people do care about healthy eating. They are pleasantly surprised with our healthy menu!
Food analysis labs are expensive and often not within the reach of smaller restaurants. This is a viable alternative that can help save time and money for restaurant owners.
MenuSano is great because it allows us to sell our Sundried Tomato Fiber Spread. It’s the best alternative for nutritional analysis for a beautiful restaurant like mine.
Kabab Grill offers healthy Lebanese food. Our customers come into our store and ask for nutrition facts all the time. We are proud to say that our Shawarma sandwiches have only 356 calories with 3 grams of fat and 32 grams of protein. Thanks to MenuSano, we were able to easily calculate this information which is a huge sales point for us! We printed it on our take out brochures and it really helps our healthy-eating customers make a choice where to eat when grabbing a quick lunch.
My wife and I started College Falafel because we strongly believe in healthy eating. We have been voted to have the best Shawarma and Falafel in the city and with MenuSano, we have the facts to prove that it is very healthy! Thanks to MenuSano for complimenting our food.
Today’s consumer is very concerned with the quality of the food that they eat. Nutrition value is now a major player when making a choice in a restaurant - low sodium, less sugar, just about the right amount of protein, less saturated fat, and the list could go on. MenuSano brings this information in an easy manner to the consumer. Our guests welcomed the breakdown of our recipes and we feel that this will be a great marketing tool since our menu is very healthy.