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Food Pyramid Usda Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Pyramid Usda.

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

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

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

VIDEO: Sugar Shockers! How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating?

In this short video, Coach Nicole shows you how much added sugar is hiding in your favorite foods—and how you can cut back. For more information about hidden sugars in foods, check out this helpful resource from the USDA. Help us Spr...  Read more

13 Shortcuts to Meet Your 5-a-Day Quota

We all know we should be eating our fruits and vegetables. You’ve probably heard the recommendations for meeting a 5-a-day quota, or seen the USDA’s recommendation to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies during each meal. And y...  Read more

Pure Protein Ad & Food Tracker
Updated 7/11/2014 1:09:25 PM

Every time I click in the Food Tracker search box, the Pure Protein ad opens up. I'm being very careful where I point when I click but this happens EVERY TIME. This is annoying. So annoying, in fact, that I've decided that I will never purchase a Pur...  Read more

My weight and food history is gone. Please HELP
Updated 7/12/2014 12:22:52 PM

A couple of days ago, I began having problems using SP on my phone(the only way that I ever use it) and it gave me a msg that I had to log in online to use it offline(even though I wasn't trying to use it offline). So I logged on to SP on my pc. Now,...  Read more

Food safety question: frozen mussels
Updated 7/10/2014 3:54:41 PM

If you found mussels frozen, in their shells, untreated, would they still be safe to eat?...  Read more

Food to serve with Shakespeare
Updated 7/10/2014 9:31:31 PM

Heading with friends to watch a park performance of MacBeth tomorrow. We like to do a theme potluck - any suggestions?...  Read more

X post: What to expect for food on cruise
Updated 7/12/2014 7:23:54 PM

Hi everyone! My wife and I are going on our honeymoon in a few days. We will be taking a Carnival cruise. Does anyone know what we can expect for food options while cruising? I'm okay having a goal of maintaining the week of the cruise, although I ho...  Read more

The BEST Place for Nutrition Info

Use the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.... it's what the industry uses for "official" nutrition info and you can have it report the nutrition for the EXACT serving size you're using (the default is to report in a 100g basis.)...  Read more

Funky Monkey Freeze-Dried Fruit

Excellent flavor. Great snack.At $2 a bag, it's a bit pricey but it's great to keep in the car to prevent a trip to the drive-thru.A 1oz bag of BananaMon (banana cinnamon) is 110 cals and provides 3* servings of fruit with only 2mg sodium. It's fruit...  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

National Food Icon Takes a New Shape

Last Thursday I watched First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveil the new food icon, MyPlate. I love the new icon that replaces the often times confusing MyPyramid image as a visual cue a...  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