Food spoils--and quickly! When thinking about your own kitchen, you may not view the food you toss or the leftovers you never eat as money down the drain, but food waste has a major impact on your bank account and the environment. The Natural Resourc... Read more
Think about what is offered on a typical children's menu at a sit-down restaurant: burgers, fries, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets. When did these menu standards become "kid food," and why are we still conforming to... Read more
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
Ever notice how the grocery shopping experience seems specifically designed to entice us to buy more? With all of the family-size packaging, buy-one-get-one sales and better deals for bigger quantities, food shopping can be particularly challenging f... Read more
Question: Is it possible to eat meals consisting entirely of healthy foods, such as carrots, fish, apples and whole wheat bread, and continue to gain weight?Answer: Yes, because you can still eat too much, even if everything is good for you.Portions... Read more
No matter how many ways I try to change it, it won't budge. I've tried accessing it from the sidebar, from my SparkPage, and from the Feed tab, all to no avail.
A few other things are malfunctioning as well. Here's one of them --
I do not... Read more
I hate to waste fresh vegetables, but sometimes I have a hard time using them all before they go bad. I love bagged frozen veggies just fine (love the convenience of steamfresh), but I don't like the taste of frozen spinach, in particular.
Was... Read more
Why is there no meat on my meal plan?? I just signed up today (pre-diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea) and there is no meat on my plan??? I can't do it without meat and the substitues dont seem to have any. And is Spaghetti/Marinara actually include the p... Read more
Has anyone noticed that lately that the Spark site has been slow? When you click something like a response, it freezes or takes a long time to react. Sometimes my computer times me out saying the response was too slow.... Read more
For about a week when I try to do anything on my Other Goals page it freezes and won't let me track anything. I have to close out of SparkPeople and open it back up to get back to my other pages again. Also, one day when I added one item to my Nutr... Read more
A Sparkteam for STRICT Vegetarians and Vegans. Vegetarians can be people that eat eggs/dairy. Vegans eat no animal products at all. Come to chat about life or get advice/support from other veg heads!... Read more
Have you seen the USDA's report on the National School Lunch Program? Marion Nestle's What to Eat blog tipped me off to the report and its findings. According to the report, which referenced several studies about the school lunch program, the U.S. ha... Read more
Over thirty years ago, advances in technology created the first test tube baby. Twenty years later continued advancements introduced the world to Dolly the first cloned mammal. A decade later, the FDA declared that genetically enginee... Read more
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