the tracker doesn't assume anything, it goes by what you tell it.
so if you input that you had cereal, it assumes you had cereal. if you had milk with your cereal, then you have to enter the milk separately.
if you make chili, using the recipe tracker sparkrecipes.com
or you can find the link under the articles and video tab is the way to go. you enter in the info from the packet, then all ingredients you add, figure out the yield and how many servings it makes and the calculator will do all the math for you.