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Government Food Pyramid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Government Food Pyramid.

Out with the Pyramid, In with the Plate

Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or g...  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

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

Government Adjusts Weight System to Help Country Lose Pounds

WASHINGTON DC, APRIL 1-- Alarmed by a growing obesity rate across the country over the last decade, the United States Government has instituted sweeping changes in its system of measurements and weights. The most significant change involves increasi...  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

Best foods for recovering from a binge...
Updated 4/16/2014 8:48:05 PM

or series of binges? :( Had four very bad days in a row and I am ready to feel better again. To top things off I am sick (sinus infection) so my body needs to recover from illness as well. I know I need to be drinking lots of water, but are ther...  Read more

Vitamins - food tracker tip
Updated 4/16/2014 7:36:28 AM

I added another meal to my tracker and called it vitamins. It makes it so much easier to track! I can just copy the meal to the next day. Hope this helps! I might be in the minority but I take a multi, calcium, and b12 - all gummies s...  Read more

More fast food craziness
Updated 4/17/2014 12:09:39 AM

Dominos has created a "pizza" with a fried chicken crust. Every time I think we can't get more disgusting, I'm proven wrong. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. kitchenette.jezebel.com/dominos-is-now-mar
keting-a-pizza-with-a-...  Read more

Help! Junk food Craving is at Full Throttle!
Updated 4/15/2014 9:28:22 PM

Hi guys, I am having the biggest sweet tooth and junk food craving. I am on a short break from work, but I am worried that once I get off work I will head straight for fast food or for something high in sugar and calories. I have dinner planned...  Read more

Browsing others' food trackers
Updated 4/19/2014 9:11:20 PM

Sometimes I spend a little time just looking at other members' food trackers for inspiration, motivation, and ideas. Sometimes I'm curious to see what the really successful members are eating, sometimes I'm just looking for more food ideas and look a...  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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