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Food Pyramid Usda Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Pyramid Usda.

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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

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

Strength Training Simplified: 5 Steps to an Effective Routine

What comes to mind when you think about strength training? Is it extremely fit people at the gym, lifting large amounts of weight and flexing their big muscles in the mirror? Or is it videos you do at home, where the instructor uses crazy equipment o...  Read more

Hi! Although the Search screen lists Recent Foods,
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Hi! Although the Search screen lists Recent Foods, if you enter a food name and tap to search for it, the results screen will also list foods from our database that are not in your Recent Foods. Recent foods are at the top and then all other foods....  Read more

Does anyone else dream about eating foods you were
Updated 8/22/2016 1:16:11 PM

Does anyone else dream about eating foods you weren't supposed to eat or eating too much and generally behaving in ways that are bad for health goals and then wake up feeling glad it was all just a dream even though a part of you thinks it wasn't?...  Read more

#food the first day probably wasn't the best in fo
Updated 8/22/2016 12:27:49 PM

#food the first day probably wasn't the best in food choices. Tomorrow will be better...  Read more

#techsupport I can't figure out how to add a food
Updated 8/22/2016 12:00:34 PM

#techsupport I can't figure out how to add a food that isn't a favorite on the app. When I touch add food it only searches recent foods. Can you please help?...  Read more

I've been tracking my food for just about 2 weeks,
Updated 8/21/2016 10:33:43 PM

I've been tracking my food for just about 2 weeks, and I'm down 6#! It seems faster than I expected, but when you consider how much you eat on a regular basis, realistically, it's not surprising that the #s will melt off when you reduce your intake....  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