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NEW Feature: Copy Meals on Food Tracker

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Good afternoon!

We wanted to let you know about two new changes we've made to the Nutrition (Food) Tracker, based on feedback and suggestions from our members.

  1. Now you can copy meals from one day to another. This has been a long-standing request from our members who eat a lot of the same (or similar) foods and meals day-to-day and week-to-week. It will help you save time when tracking! Once you track at least one food for a meal, a “Copy this meal to another day” link will display next to the meal name. Click the link and a calendar will pop up, where you can choose which day to copy the meal to. It will automatically copy that meal onto the day you choose.

  2. You can also adjust your grocery list to provide for up to 8 people. To see this, click on the grocery list for the week (near the bottom right of your Nutrition/Food Tracker page) and you will see “Number of people serving” in the upper right hand portion of the page. Change the number (from 1-8) and click “Update list” and you will see it change the list.

We hope you enjoy these new Food Tracker improvements!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUSTRY2 7/12/2012 5:30PM

    I do really like the copy feature! However, I recently started trying to incorporate some SP meal plans and so far I don't see a way to copy the meal AS I ate it if I have made any additions or substitution of my own. Or a way to copy SP plans to another day if I really liked one. Is this even possible? If so, how? And if not, is this where I ask for that feature... Pretty Please? ;). emoticon

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  I cannot find this option! :-(

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DAGGERKIND 8/13/2011 10:46PM

  I used to see this option but have not seen it since the changes.


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DAGGERKIND 8/13/2011 10:14PM

  I used to see the copy option but that was before the changes. Unfortunately right now I do not see that option anywhere.


Comment edited on: 8/13/2011 10:17:59 PM

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THIRTYPACK 6/8/2011 1:46PM

    What happened to this feature? I don't see it any longer.

** Nevermind -- Must have been a browser glitch.

Comment edited on: 6/8/2011 1:49:13 PM

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BOBBYNELL 7/30/2009 2:35PM

    Is there a way, once a meal has been entered, to save it to the food groups folder? Often I will eat 3-4 items before I have decided that it's a meal I'd like to repeat and being able to save it would eliminate the double entry. Thanks.

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WALLOWA 10/1/2008 2:02PM

    Hi... looked all over for a place to suggest this -- and hoping it's the right place. I recently posted a dish featuring elk (yum) and just saw the "moose chili" featured recipe... However... there's no section for game meat dishes. Could one be added? Lots of people have hunters in their families -- perhaps not everyone!

I posted mine under beef and port, but no one will find "sloppy wapiti" there if they are looking for elk dishes!

A nice to have if adding a category would be easy to do!

Best to you all

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BRAN74 8/13/2008 11:14AM

    I Love this feature, I pretty much eat the same thing everyday of the week so its great to not have to enter each day. Thanx for all you guys do. Keep up the great work!!

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SLIMWISHZ 7/10/2008 11:38AM

    Thank you for doing this (copy meals feature). I've been thinking for the longest time this would be a great feature and here you've done it.

This is a nice time saving feature. emoticon

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CALIDREAMER76 6/16/2008 1:52PM

    I just noticed this the other day,
I can't wait to try it - cause I am one of those people who feel like they eat the same thing every day - brown rice and chicken tenders and a veggie - it'll give me more time to read spark mails and chat on the message boards. Thanks spark people.

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PRINCESSKH 6/16/2008 1:00PM

  This is great. I just saw it today, (and used it) and had to let you know how happy I am with the way this website works.

Thanks SO much,


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BONSTERBONNIE 6/16/2008 7:19AM

    Absolutely wild about the copying ability of the foods. This site just gets better and better.

Thanks for all the ingenuity and time spent to help us out.


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LOSINIT52 6/16/2008 1:28AM

    Just when I think this site couldn't get better, you find another way to improve it. Thank you so much. This is a wonderful site and that is a great and very useful addition. emoticon

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CALICOHAYLEY 6/14/2008 2:05PM

    I've noticed this feature and finally decided to try it...however when I click on the link nothing happens. emoticon

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WATERBABY*3 6/12/2008 9:44AM

    This is great, but what about us that have something for dinner one night and then eat the leftovers for LUNCH the next day??? Did I miss this feature? Someone please sparkmail me if I did, I would LOVE to do this!!!

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JOURNEYON 6/12/2008 7:08AM

    Hi, I'm also in agreement that this is a great feature and have been using it the last few days. I was wondering why if I copy all of a days meals from a prior day the points for the day for tracking nutrition is not given, but instead says '0' - perhaps the software written to track these is based on manually adding food in to each category. This might be a nice change to add this into the copying as well.

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DOWNTOWNGIRL 6/11/2008 7:44PM

    That is a great addition. Thanks

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MDTWEETY 6/11/2008 6:16PM

    Sorry, I don't see the copy meals feature anywhere when I track my food.

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VHASKEW36 6/11/2008 5:40PM

    I am so glad of this addition. I often eat the same things on certain days and this will be easier for me. Thanks so much. God bless, Ginny

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    I am ridiculously excited about being able to copy meals from one day to another. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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BUBBLYB 6/11/2008 2:50PM

    thanks that is going to be a great tool to use

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NAN71486 6/11/2008 2:17PM

    Thank you so much. I often put in lots of little ingredients and this will make it so easy for the leftovers the next day! LOL


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If you copy your meals, it will not track the Spark Points under your points tracker.

Is this a glitch you can fix?

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WILDNTEXAS 6/11/2008 7:47AM

    emoticon Spark! You did it again! I discovered the new "copy" feature yesterday when I entered in my foods. I was so excited about it. I love the way Spark just keeps getting better and better.

Comment edited on: 6/11/2008 7:45:14 AM

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    WAHOO!! FANTASTIC! This will save us a lot of time. Thanks so much! emoticon

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POOHSME 6/11/2008 5:57AM

    Awesome, this will come in handy for those summer meals with family. :)

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SHELLPROOF 6/11/2008 1:32AM

    emoticon emoticon

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RUHAPPYTOSEEME 6/11/2008 12:08AM

    i saw the copy meal to another day before I read this and I love it!!! did not know you could do a grocery list on here tho. i do mine on the computer, add what i think it will cost and add it then print out. thanks for all you guys do :)

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FVHORVATH 6/10/2008 10:42PM

    What great additions! Love it!!

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JACKIE4019 6/10/2008 10:28PM

    Wow, this is great. Thanks SparkPeople.

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PHEBESS 6/10/2008 10:22PM

    Wonderful features - thanks!!!!!!

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TIGERBEAT 6/10/2008 10:01PM

  These are great features, I really like the 1st one!

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PANTUFAS 6/10/2008 9:34PM

    this is fabulous-thank you so much! emoticon

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JESPAH 6/10/2008 9:21PM

    Ooohhhh that's perfect. Thank you SO much.

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AGOLDIE 6/10/2008 9:07PM

    These are totally awesome features! Thank you so much! Even better then the food groups!

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MOTHEROFANGELS3 6/10/2008 8:25PM

    That is a huge improvement thanks for making this possible. This will make people even more motivated to track diligently the foods that they eat.

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LACURA 6/10/2008 8:00PM

    This is a great idea I would like to make up a weeks menu and not have to write it in all the time.

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LUCKYDUCK2 6/10/2008 7:43PM

    This is great! Thank you so much. I was one of those people also. LOL

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KYLIEMC8 6/10/2008 7:29PM

    OH thank you! I'm one of THOSE people!!

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NETTA354 6/10/2008 7:29PM

    THIS WILL HELP ME ALOT. emoticon emoticon

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STARTINGOVER03 6/10/2008 7:00PM

    Hippee that is great to know!

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ELIZABETHS10 6/10/2008 6:46PM

    This makes me so happy! Entering the same breakfast 5 days a week gets tedious.

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TX_WILDHEART 6/10/2008 6:24PM

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh great for when you cook enuff for lunch and dont have to break down the menu and put it all back in. GREAT JOB!

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MYTURN401 6/10/2008 6:16PM

    Thanks Sparks this is a great addition.

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.DUSTY. 6/10/2008 6:02PM

    emoticon I love the copy feature! It's going to be a real time saver.
Thanks SparkPeople!

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MARY0101 6/10/2008 5:49PM

    Thanks for these updates and all you do. You continually make the site more user friendly which helps keep us motivated.

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SEWNSEWBLUE 6/10/2008 5:43PM

    This may encourage me to actually track my food again!

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GOGOGAIL 6/10/2008 5:34PM

    A big YAHOO to copying meals!

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BELLACUDDLES 6/10/2008 5:25PM

    A big WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!! emoticon


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MAXFOCUS 6/10/2008 5:23PM

    Love it! Thanks so much!

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