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Government Food Pyramid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Government Food Pyramid.

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

SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add...  Read more

Active Kids Do Better in School

A recent study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) investigated the link between physical activity in children and academic performance in school. Initially, researchers predicted that kids who took physical education (PE) dur...  Read more

Soda Drinkers Beware!

Studies now correlate an increase in certain health risks with soda consumption. For four years researchers tracked the soda drinking habits of 50,000 women. When women went from drinking one regular soda drink a week to at least one a day, they gain...  Read more

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

using food trackers
Updated 7/16/2014 5:43:39 PM

I'm having trouble with entering the foods I've eaten and keeping track of calories. Is there someone that can help me with this?...  Read more

Cooking food & Exercise ?
Updated 7/20/2014 2:54:13 PM

1) I am 54 years old and obese. For a few days, I do normal pace walking exercise 2 miles / day. I feel O.K but the muscle at my back hurts . I just wonder if it is ok to do my walking daily or I should just do 3-4 times per week . I mean is exerc...  Read more

tracking food
Updated 7/22/2014 1:01:24 PM

Does Spark People recommend we track food forever or just until we reach the maintenance pahse?...  Read more

Processing Food
Updated 7/17/2014 5:14:11 PM

Pop Tarts from scratch, anyone? I have been very fortunate, in childhood and adulthood, to have the resources available to feed myself and my family. A career has distracted me from this small holding, but I have made a concerted effort over...  Read more

What new food did you try this week?
Updated 7/22/2014 9:10:39 AM

Part of the process of keeping the menu exciting is trying something new once in a while. I aim for once a week, but even once a month can keep from falling in a rut. My "new" food isn't really new - I tried it when I was a kid and hated...  Read more

#1 thing to learn

Learn what "they" dont want you to know...  Read more

Time In. Time Out - breaking the missing people EE cycle

30 minute shows actually help me SLOW DOWN. Time meal to begin & end with show. Eating alone & in silence = amplifies the aloneness. I eat faster to be through and out of the silence. Emptiness, missing people cycle that sends me to Emotional Eatin...  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

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

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