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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

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

Now that I am in the gym and have my food choices
Updated 5/25/2015 4:02:44 PM

Now that I am in the gym and have my food choices in some order, I will be working to stop smoking. It's going to be a long, hard road for that one but I'm going to figure out how to do it... With or without help :-)...  Read more

can I transfer food I found on spark nutrition?
Updated 5/20/2015 3:10:10 PM

Can I transfer food I found on spark nutrition app to my individual food tracker daily log? I can not figure out how. Just starting up again after 5yrs of not using spark need help. I do not have a smart phone using Ipad and old fashion desk top ....  Read more

Ugh, I love free food but I hate how unhealthy it
Updated 5/19/2015 5:37:05 PM

Ugh, I love free food but I hate how unhealthy it always is! Went to an work event with lunch provided, just logged my calories and realized the cookie they included in the box lunch was 400+ calories. Sigh... Shouldn't have eaten it!...  Read more

Does anybody know what food group stuffing would b
Updated 5/18/2015 5:50:38 PM

Does anybody know what food group stuffing would be in? I'm talking like instant chicken flavored stuffing mix, out of the box. Is it even considered to be in a food group?...  Read more

The food tracker, definitely. I prefer to input my
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The food tracker, definitely. I prefer to input my meals for the entire day in the morning (before I even eat) so that there are no terrible surprises (i.e., ending up going over on my calories for the day)....  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