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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

Starting my fitness goals today. Tracking my food
Updated 10/7/2015 6:05:28 PM

Starting my fitness goals today. Tracking my food and working on getting 30 minutes of activity. All low key to get my body in shape...  Read more

i started using the food counter yes i can do this
Updated 10/7/2015 1:36:25 PM

i started using the food counter yes i can do this...  Read more

How do I delete food that I accidentally added to
Updated 10/7/2015 10:17:47 AM

How do I delete food that I accidentally added to my day...  Read more

I've not been able to track my foods for a few day
Updated 10/7/2015 11:13:36 AM

I've not been able to track my foods for a few days because of some sort of an intestinal issue. Going to the doctor today to find out if it was the flu or just me. Hoping to get back on soon....  Read more

NEW food label
Updated 10/8/2015 1:22:19 PM

If you have a comment or suggestion regarding the NEW food labeling proposal, you have until October 13 to give your comments and suggestions. Here is the link:
ceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/...  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


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