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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,551
3/1/12 9:25 A

We recommend using IE or Firefox when viewing the site. If you see my instructions below, it tells how to report nutrition errors.


Coach Jen

CTFLENER Posts: 350
3/1/12 9:24 A

I've found over a dozen incorrect nutritional information on here...just in my first week.

Is there a place specifically to report this??

(side note: SparkPeople isn't Google Chrome Friendly...and makes for a very poor experience for nutritional info, cardio info, and many other aspects)

BJPENNY70 Posts: 4,806
3/1/12 3:43 A

Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched

Serving Size
100g 1 cup, whole (133g) 1 kernel (5g) 1 oz (6 kernels) (28.35g)gramsounces

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 1 cup, whole (133g)

Calories: 872.4 Total Fat: 88.352 g Saturated Fat: 20.132 g

Monounsaturated Fat: 32.649 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 27.367 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 3.99 mg Total Carbohydrate: 16.319 g Dietary Fiber: 9.975 g

Sugars: 3.099 g Protein: 19.046 g Vitamin A: 0 IU

Vitamin C: 0.931 mg Calcium: 212.8 mg Iron: 3.232 mg

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,551
2/29/12 1:22 P

Our staff fixed it this morning, so it should be correct now.


Coach Jen

EMMANYC Posts: 1,702
2/29/12 11:59 A

Thanks, Jen. I used that link the first time when I noticed the problem, and nothing has happened (months later). That's why I posted here.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,551
2/29/12 10:14 A

When you look at the nutritional info for that item, there's a link to report inaccuracies. If you click that, our staff can check it out from there.


Coach Jen

EMMANYC Posts: 1,702
2/29/12 8:00 A

I'm hypothyroid and know that getting the right amount of selenium is important for my metabolism. And I noticed today that you're featuring a Health article emphasizing that too little, or too much, selenium is bad for you.

One of the ways I get selenium is to eat brazil nuts, about one a day about 4 times per week. But I had to create my own entry for brazil nuts because the SP default entry for brazil nuts doesn't contain any of the details on minerals like selenium. Brazil nuts can contain as much as 500 micrograms of selenium (about 700%) of recommended daily value, but SP lists the selenium value as 0! If someone is trying to take the appropriate amount of selenium (by eating foods with selenium like brazil nuts) and is using SP's nutritional information, she could easily end up taking too much because your entry is inaccurate.

I posted a similar comment several months ago and no one has fixed the problem.

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