FAQs About WW Points Values on the Hungry Girl Website


All points values are calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe, or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® and PersonalPoints™ trademarks. 

For more about PersonalPoints™ and the WW program, visit WW.com.

Why do some recipes on your website show SmartPoints® values, while others show a link to PersonalPoints™?

In November 2021, WW launched its new PersonalPoints™ plan, replacing the SmartPoints® plans. We’re in the process of updating many of our recipes to include links to the new plan’s values, specific to each individual’s plan. All new recipes that are sent out in the Hungry Girl daily emails will include the links to the current PersonalPoints™ values. To sign up for the daily emails and receive the latest recipes, click here.

Click here for more info on the PersonalPoints™ program.

Why do I sometimes get a different value when I plug your recipe’s nutritional info into the WW calculator?

We follow the same method as WW: using the brand's recipe builder as opposed to the food calculator. Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes. Recipe values are determined by adding up the values of the individual ingredients, with some exceptions.

When it comes to recipes, why is there a link to PersonalPoints™ values? Why aren’t the values included with the recipes?

According to WW, the PersonalPoints™ program is “more personalized than ever” — no two plans are alike. Depending on your personal plan, certain foods have zero points while others do not. WW members who use the “Click for WW PersonalPoints™ value*” link in a recipe will see the recipe’s ingredients and PersonalPoints™ value open in their WW account, reflecting their specific plan.

Why don’t the links to WW PersonalPoints™ values work for me in Canada?

We use the United States version of the WW website to calculate point values. Unfortunately, this may not work for those with WW accounts outside the United States.

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*The WW points values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® and PersonalPoints™ trademarks.

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