This electronic diet scale is ideal for weighing small quantities of food for dietary or medical reasons and for weighing baby foods. It measures in fine increments of 0.005 ounces or 0.15 gram. The compact design is handy for travel and the scale fits in a pocket or briefcase. The backlit digital display makes it easier to read. A simple-to-use tare system allows you to deduct container weight and quickly zero out for multiple ingredient measuring. An auto-shutoff function extends the life of the batteries. The weighing tray inverts for use as a travel cover.