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New Food Tracker Feature - Share/Import With all Members

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hi everyone

This morning we launched an enhancement to the food tracker where you can share you manually imported foods with all members, and then also import these shared foods from other members. We hope this makes the tracker even easier to use by making many more foods available.

Here's how you can share:
1) Go to your myNutrition page and click Add a Food, then click to the My Favorites tab.
2) On Favorites, click the button on the right that says "Share Manually Entered Foods With Other Members".
3) On the share foods page, check off foods you want to share, and then click the Share button at the bottom of the page.
4) Your foods are then shared, you can see below to see how to find and import shared foods. Note your foods will NOT show up in food search, just on import (tho over time we may make your foods part of our main database).

Here's how you can import:
1) Go to your myNutrition page and click Add a Food.
2) From the main Food Search page, click the Import From Other Members link.
3) You'll now see a list of all foods that have been shared. You can browse the list, but we recommend searching. You can then import foods to your account. After importing you can find them in food search, but make sure to check the "Search foods I've manually entered".

Please note that this replaces our old functionality to share with just one user, we think this will be much more useful! Please let us know if you have any questions or comments on this new feature.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHARMAINE.C 7/23/2012 1:53AM

  I want to share my whole list with just one other person who eats the same meals I do, but we both fill in our own tracker. How do I do that?

Comment edited on: 7/23/2012 1:54:15 AM

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1DRWOMAN 2/28/2012 5:56PM

    Thanks for this! I'm an American living in New Zealand and Sparking people in Aussie who needed this explained :) We have to manually enter things ourselves...luckily there are those people like myself who always enter everything manually and can share with the ones that can't be hassled or don't live on their computers and phones :)
Great feature.

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DIROB57 5/16/2011 9:20PM

    I can't find the import from other members button anymore! I will try again....

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BJMOOMEY 4/22/2008 5:13AM

    Thanks! This is a great addition to the site.

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JTTW1013 4/21/2008 7:14PM

    Wow, thanks for all of your hard work and ideas. This site is awesome!

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CBOWMAN82 4/20/2008 11:08PM

    I like the new option, but being able to send it to just one person was more helpful for my husband and I. Is there any way to have both options available? Enter a user name if you want it sent to a specific person or leave that blank to share with everyone?

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JRANZ22 4/20/2008 9:15PM

    Thank you. This is great. It would be very helpful if we could do a search when looking for items that others have listed.

Thanks again for this wonderful website.

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PNAGLE 4/19/2008 9:46PM

    My add a food isn't working at all today! Is anyone else having this problem?

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PRESSINGON3:14 4/19/2008 2:32PM

    .*) .*) .*)
(.~ Wonderful !~)
(.~ (.* ~ (.*

I love it!!

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JCUBED 4/18/2008 3:46AM

    Excellent tip. Thanks.

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    very cool

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ILOVEROSES 4/17/2008 12:52PM

    What a great feature!

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CTEMPLE 4/16/2008 6:16PM

    I think it will be more difficult for newbies to find the foods they want to share with a particular person. Us aussies have different foods, and to find them they will have to go by user name ( couldn't find it) and navigate a vast amount of food and I didn't see the search by member option at all. The other way it was more specific and they could go with a link to share with someone else.

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DOWNPORT 4/16/2008 2:37PM

    This is a wonderful addition - thank you!

Comment edited on: 4/16/2008 2:35:48 PM

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FISHINGLADY66 4/16/2008 2:23PM

    emoticon for such great work. I love this idea. You guys are Wonderful.

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CKSONGBIRD 4/16/2008 10:08AM

    I love the idea.

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BDHEISLER 4/16/2008 8:28AM

  This is a dream come true. I've imported using the other method just once, but this will be better. Your instructions were very clear, easy to do and took about 2 minutes or less.

At this point only my self and one other person has done this, but I'll check back and I should see all kinds of items. What a time saver for me and I'll see items maybe I'd not considered before.

Thank you for thinking of this and for all your efforts to make it happen. You must have a great staff of computer geeks who are working overtime.

Comment edited on: 4/16/2008 8:27:47 AM

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WHIRLEDPEAS 4/16/2008 12:11AM

    Thanks for continually working to make the site more user-friendly. For all it offers, I'm surprised how easy it is for a first-time blogger and logger to feel like a pro.

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JOEGIRL6113 4/15/2008 10:57PM

    This sounds like a great feature. I can see a lot of members taking advantage of this one. Rosy

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COLEMANSR 4/15/2008 8:17PM

    Great ,thanks.

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RMKENNE1 4/15/2008 5:26PM

  since you installed the new feature to the food tracker site, i am unable to add or update any of my nutrition data.

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BSHOWELL 4/15/2008 5:18PM

    Great feature!

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MDTWEETY 4/15/2008 4:52PM

    Cool feature, thanks! I didn't even know about the "share with one user" function! LOL!

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CEEDUZE 4/15/2008 4:09PM

    Fantastic! This is awesome. Thanks for everything you all do!

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IRISH_EYES_66 4/15/2008 3:53PM

    This is a great idea!! What will you guys think of next??

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SAHSABUG 4/15/2008 3:03PM

    I really like this idea
do you guys ever stop, keep up the great work
You just keep making it better and better for all of us.

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MAGGIEMG 4/15/2008 2:16PM

    Great idea, thanks!

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    Thanks, I agree it gets better every day emoticon

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MAURIZIA 4/15/2008 1:34PM

    It just gets better and better...and easier and make me WANT to do this!

Now, how about the ability to create folders in my SparkFavorites? I have so many - it needs some ability to organize...

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SANDYD64 4/15/2008 1:27PM

    Awesome! That is great...I will definitely use this feature!

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LAYDEE2 4/15/2008 1:26PM

  Great work team!

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JUST_BREATHE08 4/15/2008 1:25PM

    AWESOME !! emoticon

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MITCH1964 4/15/2008 1:16PM

    This is avery good idea.

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*MADHU* 4/15/2008 1:15PM

    emoticon That will be very useful !

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SUCCUBUS 4/15/2008 1:11PM

    Nice feature!

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