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Question for international users

MikeMike Posts: 824Member Member Posts: 824Member Member
I'm working on offering a metric and kilojoule option for all of the international folks on the site. One question I had was, which countries use kilojoule instead of calories? If you're a non-U.S. user, can you do me a favor and please post in this thread what country you are from, and whether your country uses calories or kilojoules?

Thanks for the help!

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  • MikeMike Posts: 824Member Member Posts: 824Member Member
    I'm working on offering a metric and kilojoule option for all of the international folks on the site. One question I had was, which countries use kilojoule instead of calories? If you're a non-U.S. user, can you do me a favor and please post in this thread what country you are from, and whether your country uses calories or kilojoules?

    Thanks for the help!
  • shweeshwee Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    hey
    im from britain and we tend to use calories although the other thing is also featured on packets
    (I've forgot what the other one is already lol)
  • shweeshwee Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    i meant kilojoules of course..they are rarely used even thugh their always on packets with calories
    hope this helps :)
  • lotusfromthemudlotusfromthemud Posts: 5,396Member Member Posts: 5,396Member Member
    I'm in Canada, and it's calories here. But grams, and mililitres and litres for liquids.

    Keep up the great site! Thanks for your work.
  • aR_tOOtaR_tOOt Posts: 1Member Posts: 1Member
    Hello, I'm from Singapore. Over here, "kcal" appears on the nutrition information with an indication at the bottom stating 1kcal = 4.2 kJ. Hope that helps.. :)
  • izzyrutizzyrut Posts: 25Member Posts: 25Member
    Hi Izzy here,
    From New Zealand, we use Kilojoules.
  • AlisebAliseb Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
    Hi from France. Kilocalories and metric here. I agree with viviakay from Canada. It could be useful to put things into liters and derivations thereof.

    Thanks for the effort!
  • LessIsMoreLessIsMore Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    South Africa uses kilojoules :)
  • Skinnier_MeSkinnier_Me Posts: 341Member Member Posts: 341Member Member
    Wow....
    MFP is all over!!
    Love it!!!
  • deb_gedeb_ge Posts: 87Member, Premium Member Posts: 87Member, Premium Member
    I live in Thailand so alot of food is unmarked and I have to use this website for guidance. However I am able to go by calories, not joules.

    Just wondering if there are any sites out there that have good caloric details for Asian food especially Thai and Vietnamese or Japanese. When I eat out here, that is what I have...NOT cheeseburgers!
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