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
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
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
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.
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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
I have decided to write everything I eat down on a food journal rather then on the app as this works better for me. I do track my walking on the Spark People App. What helps you all the most? Writing down what you eat does anyone have any... Read more
My mom never forced me to eat food I didn't want, but if I didn't want what she made I had to make something myself. The weird thing is that I'm the picky person in the family. My mom and brothers will eat almost anything!!! I'm the weird one. lol... Read more
My boy friend has Type 2 Diabetes, and I am the primary cook of our meals. Although my step dad had this disease I was rarely around as I was married to a military member at the time and only got to see my folks during holidays. I want to prepare mea... Read more
Today my husband bought a chocolate cake. One of my weaknesses is chocolate. He gave me a piece and I had 2 bites of it and decided I didn't want it so I threw it in the garbage. Boy did he get mad cuz I threw my piece away. I said sorry but I realiz... Read more
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
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
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
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
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