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Food Guide Pyramid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Guide Pyramid.

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A Power Food for Health Nuts

We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful. Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s...  Read more

Healthy & Fun Lunch Ideas for Kids

Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may...  Read more

How to Choose a Personal Trainer

Personal trainers can help people reach their health and fitness goals, or they could be big wastes of money. It's tough to know whether or not you need a trainer's expertise. And if you do, it's even more difficult to pick the right one....  Read more

The Loopholes of Food Labeling

When you're shopping in the grocery store, you may notice that food packages are always labeled with the latest buzz words. When the new food guide pyramid touted the importance of whole grains for example, suddenly words and logos for "whol...  Read more

A Teen's Guide to Nutrition & Healthy Eating

Are you tired of hearing about diets that limit your food choices or just worried that you might not be eating right? On top of that, your weight and body are changing in a lot of ways that you might not want any part of. SparkTeens cares about you a...  Read more

Fast Food Ads
Updated 8/13/2014 4:50:01 PM

Are fast food ads really necessary? Today I saw an advertisement for coupons that featured Red Robin, Arby's, and Panera. None of those are particularly healthy options, and it is frustrating to see them advertised for while on Spark....  Read more

Food tracker not adding up fiber correctly
Updated 8/13/2014 3:40:09 PM

I have checked the detailed info for each of the food items I have listed within each meal, and yet the total fiber (a nutrient I told it to track in addition to the basics) does not add them up properly. I should have 11-15g, not the 3g it has tra...  Read more

favorite websites to for recipes, food, etc.
Updated 8/14/2014 2:08:30 PM

So I am trying to find a few new websites to help with meal planning, tracking food, and just living healthier too. I think most have a website they like to go for something related to food or being healthy. I also thought sharing the sites or resour...  Read more

food journals
Updated 8/20/2014 1:48:40 AM

Hi, anyone using food journal or food tracker (eg. those provided by spark people website or myfitnesspal or even the fitbit app). What is your experience with these programs? do you find it useful? how do you manage to stick with it? I tried...  Read more

tracking meats and dishes with multiple foods
Updated 8/13/2014 6:26:07 AM

I am trying to figure out how to track and add meats to my food tracker. My question is, do I go by the size of the food in ounces, how do I measure it to get a serving, and how do I figure out the calories, fat, etc.? I have some idea of how much I...  Read more

Diabetic Connects Diabetic Holiday Recipe Book of All Occasions

Hi All,,,Here is a PDF of the Diabetic Connects Diabetic Holiday Recipe Book of All Occasions. I thought you would all like to see it for the upcoming Holidays...Enjoy ! ! ! PS WATCH OUT FOR THE "FAKE" FOODS & ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.Copy and paste the l...  Read more

Eating at the right time

Wait 3 hours after eating before exercising. (longer if you had a big meal) I read that if you exercise after eating your body will be focused on burning carbs rather than fat....  Read more

CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!!

Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive!...  Read more

A More Diverse Food Pyramid

Obesity is a world problem and as of 2006, one in ten adults worldwide were considered obese. I suppose this should not be surprising since the appeal of the American diet for good and for bad has spread around the world. For those that come to li...  Read more

SoFAS Do Not Belong in the Kitchen

In the recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars. Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total...  Read more

Healthy (low carb) Food Guide Pyramid

Eat MORE food choices from the bottom of the pyramid and LESS from the top. ENJOY!...  Read more

Food Guide Pyramid: New & Improved

Today I received a sparkmail about the new food pyramid. Personally, I don't like the USDA's new pyramid. I have found one that I do like. It's called the healthy eating pyramid. www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/wha
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