Bruce Carroll (MicroMan2000 Ltd) worked with Dr. Elizabeth Neal RD, at the Institute of Child Health in London to develop a ketogenic calculator back in the year 2000. This program allows dietitians and those parents that wish to have ability to fine tune or even create meal plans with accurately calculated ratios, fat, protein and carbohydrate intake. It must be stressed that this NOT a substitute for a medically supervised diet. This programme must be used with the close supervision of a ketogenic dietitian and medical supervision. It is available with all foods from “The Composition of Foods” data set (version 7), however any food can be entered directly into the programme thus EKM can be used with a personal selection of foods or a vast range from the data set provided.
The one condition that Bruce and Liz made when developing this programme was that it would be made available freely to any parent or patient that required it and was medically managed by a ketogenic team, that condition still applies today.