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Food Pyramid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Pyramid.

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How America Grew

Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years: 1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals. 1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling...  Read more

3 Ways to Refresh Your Treadmill Workout

Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor...  Read more

Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full

The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult...  Read more

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

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A...  Read more

Food costs
Updated 8/30/2014 7:53:26 AM

This is sort of a request - and may be in the wrong place. I was reading an old sparkblog which compared the cost of "fast food" to the amt of food which could be purchased at a local store for the same amt. I think those are good comparisons and h...  Read more

What's your food pet peeve?
Updated 8/28/2014 10:59:44 PM

My food pet peeve (for today) is having to cut the stems off each spinach leaf when you buy fresh spinach. What's yours? 234...  Read more

HELP! Food Tracker is not working!
Updated 8/28/2014 6:03:09 PM

When I'm looking for a food, it does open the suggestion list, but then when I choose one, nothing happens - the Add menu is not opening! Also, it doesn't let me switch between Search, Recent and Favorites tabs. Luckily, I have the Android app on...  Read more

creating new foods
Updated 8/27/2014 1:48:21 PM

Hi, I am tracking with my partner, and want to create some of our go to foods, like our morning smoothie - how do I create a food in the calorie tracker that can be shared publicly, not just go into my favourites? Thanks, JB...  Read more

food shopping - not sure
Updated 8/24/2014 11:47:42 PM

Come tomorrow I am off to do my food shopping but wanted to double check my plan is ok. I have not been on a diet in a long time. My plan is breakfast will be multigrain toast or something I can take to work to eat Lunches will be salad with li...  Read more

Know what you need

Meet with a nutritionist is possible to have them lay out your individual food pyramid. I met with one and she was able to really help me get all the protein and nutrients I need each day which is especially important while I'm in training. Not ever...  Read more

Nutrition Facts

I like to look up information about food at Self's Nutrition Data site. In addition to the standard nutrition information for food, it shows a nutritional target map (which shows fullness and nutritiousness factor), caloric ratio pyramid, nutrient b...  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

This Week's Healthy Headlines

Acupuncture 101 from Healthy Tipping Point Train for a Triathlon (Yes, You!) from Health.com Gazpacho from Oh She Glows April Showers Bring May Superfoods from That's Fit Eat Smaller Bites to Lose Weight from Diet Blog Wannabe Recipea: Tama...  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

The "old school" Food Pyramid VS Atkins Diet Food Pyramid

You probably remember this from elementary school. It seemed the gov't & scientists wanted you to eat at least 2-4 items from the grain group at every meal. They told you that all that grain was needed for energy. For your brain & nervous system t...  Read more

Runner's Food Pyramid

Bananas and bagels: Constitutionally mandated post race Tree Bark: Readily available and chock full of fibery goodness Goo: We don't want to know why Spaghetti: Must be carb loaded at all times Stuff we can't pronounce: Arugula, quinoa,...  Read more