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3 New Features on Your Nutrition Tracker

Monday, December 15, 2008



Good afternoon, SparkPeople!

We're always listening to your suggestions and requests, and I'm happy to report that our Team has been hard at work adding a few Nutrition Tracker features that you're going to love!

Here's what you'll see on your newly updated Nutrition Tracker:

1. Subtotals below each section for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks: This was a request from many of our members who wanted to see how their nutrients add up meal-by-meal and at the end of the day. You'll find subtotals in red for calories, carbs, fat and protein!


2. "Remaining" Values for the day: At the bottom of your Tracker, you'll now see how many calories and other nutrients you have left, in addition to how many you've consumed. This makes it easy to know exactly how much you still need to eat to meet your nutrition goals for the day!


3. Report for Nutrition Notes: Next to your Nutrition Notes, is a new button that reads "See Notes Report." When you click this button, a window will open that shows all the days where you entered any Nutrition Notes, as well as the calorie totals you tracked on those days. This report defaults to show the past month, but you can change it to show any date range they would like.


If you have any questions about using these new features, please post them in the Site/Technical Help forum to receive an answer. We think these new features are valuable additions to the site, and we hope you agree! Check them out yourself!
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PATRICE1539 2/9/2009 12:45PM

    Thanks for the addition. I love to compare my energy levels through the day with numbers for what meal I ate. emoticon

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S1HEENA 1/25/2009 10:31AM

  I like this new feature, too. It is really informative and helps to keep me on track. Thank you!

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SUMMARAH 1/21/2009 6:25PM

    This is awesome! I have seen the improvements to the site, and have been very grateful for all of them. I used to have to pull up my daily report to be able to see the totals per meal. This way, it's right there. Way to go!!! Thank you.

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JLF0744 1/21/2009 12:41AM

  I have a problem with sodium. The subtotals help me identify high sodium foods. emoticon

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DRLSMUTTI 1/19/2009 5:50PM

  Thanks for the additions. The only other thing I'd really like to see is somewhere to enter the time I ate what I ate.

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FUMANE74 1/12/2009 5:57PM

    Thanks for the additions to the food tracker, it has been very helpful. Now I don't have to do the calculating myself. emoticon

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DSCHRANK1 1/12/2009 10:53AM

  The new features are really user friendly. Great addition to the plan.

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CATKEEPER 1/10/2009 10:16AM

    Love the changes - they help so much. Thanks for listening to our needs!

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KATHYV65 1/7/2009 10:14PM

    Love the changes guys. What an eye opener. I eat as many calories in my snacks through out the day as I do my meals for the whole day. Must change some of my snack foods or choose to only have one snack a day instead of 2.

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MORE2ME 1/7/2009 9:39PM

    Sparkpeople,

I love this site and have been using it on and off since 07. I have told so many and they now use it too and LOVE IT!

I would just like to make a suggestion to help tracking food easier. Although I am loving that you can now copy an entire meal to another day instead of having to plug in each item in daily; how about making it even better so you can copy and individual food item to another day? Most days I eat a lot of the same things and would love it if I could just copy that 1 item instead of the entire meal then have to delete the other items I am not eating that day.

~Melissa

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SCOOTERMAMA56 1/7/2009 7:50AM

    These features are AWESOME!!! Thank you thank you

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TRICIA08 1/6/2009 11:40PM

    I was beyond excited to see all 3! BRAVO!

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TWEETSMOM 1/6/2009 9:43PM

    i've been away for awhile - just discouraged & disgusted with myself. then our local ymca started a biggest loser challenge. hubby & i both joined - which has given me a new outlook & desire to lose weight for me - and also to get ready for our daughters wedding. so, trying to get it back together, i signed back on to sparkpeople. what a PLEASANT surprise to see the updates!! thanks so much for taking care of us & finding new ways to help us stay motivated!!!

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MIZTALLDIZ 1/6/2009 8:25PM

    I like this! It makes it soooo easy! I was debating between using this site and another and what you've done with the nutrition tracker has helped me make up my mind! Thanks!
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DEANAC20 1/6/2009 5:43PM

    I love the new addition of the totals! Helps to show where I might be eating more then I should during the day!

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BETHANNE1824 1/6/2009 2:37PM

    Thx for the remaining addition it halps cuz i was constantly doing math and getting frustrated lol! its a lot less stress thx

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BETAMOMMY 1/5/2009 7:55PM

    Well, I'm so new I didn't even know how much it had improved. All I knew, is that it was so easy. emoticon

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MRANDAISY 1/5/2009 7:48PM

    This site is great thanks so much. emoticon

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SUMMERPEN 1/5/2009 6:26PM

    You guys/gals are amazing. Thank you!

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SHANNON_G 1/5/2009 11:34AM

    XLNT ~ Sparkle - Updating the information we can actually USE to better benefit Ourselves....THX emoticon

Luv Spark

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BELLACUDDLES 1/5/2009 7:54AM

    This is soooooo cool! Thanks once again! Spark rocks!!

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MARYMW2 1/5/2009 12:09AM

  I also love the remaining today feature. Keeps you on track. Thanks emoticon

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SWEETTOOTH36 1/4/2009 4:56PM

    I love the "remaining for the day " add-on. Now I don't have to pull out my calculator emoticon

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MERTPTA 1/4/2009 2:38PM

  Thanks for the new features. They will really help in tracking my daily intake. emoticon

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QUEENLATIFA 1/4/2009 12:01PM

    It seems to me these additions to the nutrition tracker have already helped me keep up on what I'm doing better. I could have figured it all out before (and did some times) but now it is right there for me to see every day and I have to make a choice to go over my totals instead of being able to justify it by saying "oops, didn't realize I only had 100 calories to go".
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223DAISY 1/4/2009 11:12AM

    I love the new features! Especially the break down of each meal. It's nice to know how much is taken in per meal. I can possibly add the needed amounts in another meal.

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ACCESSDENIED 1/4/2009 2:34AM

    I really like the new features, so much better, especially showing what we have left for calories and the others for the rest of the day. emoticon

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GETTO140 1/3/2009 6:57PM

    Great new features..I noticed them before I read this blog. WOO HOO!!

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PUMA020410 1/3/2009 2:35PM

    Its awesome, its so much better then the weight lose sites you have to pay for, THANKS! emoticon

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 1/3/2009 9:31AM

    I love the w ay it is set up. I am new, and don't know how it was before, but I like seeing my meal to meal progress. In tracking just two days I am able to see where I am eating too much of some nutrients ( carbs), and not enough protein and fats. This is so helpful.

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MKPQ51 1/3/2009 2:13AM

    I really like the new features; thanks for the additions! I especially like the nutrition sub totals.

Kat

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MGARREN 1/2/2009 2:01PM

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I love the new features. Thank you for adding them in.
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SLIMDERELLA 1/2/2009 10:11AM

    I like the new features on the nutrition tracker. I have four friends that have joined me on Sparks and they like it too

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KARENSHERE 12/31/2008 7:05PM

  Seeing the nutrition totals of each meal is an excellent addition. I have long wished that they would do that, but didn't think to suggest it. Thanks to those who suggested it and those who put it in place.
Way to GROW sparkpeople!

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HONEYGRAHAM11 12/31/2008 1:09PM

    I started out only using the exercise goals, but starting now I will also use the nutrition goals as well. The SparkPeople site is an amazing help to everyone and the newest changes in the nutrition tracker will only make the site better for all concerned. What an absolutely wonderful mission that reaches such a multitude of people!!
Thanks for all you have offered of yourselves for others!
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O2BFIT34 12/31/2008 9:40AM

  Love the new additions!!

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JOYFUL_DEBBIE 12/31/2008 3:16AM

    I love the nutrition tracker especially the new features! It shows the impact of what I eat throughout the day in numbers that say it all.

Is it possible to add a section to track glucose readings through out the day? It would save having to keep two separate records. Right now I use the notes section, but having a section that shows "before meal" or "2 hours after meal" would link the results to the food eaten in a very visible way. Any hoo, after searching the web for a good nutrition tracker with all the categories it was my sister who told me about SparkPeople and now my daughters and friends are onto it. Thanks for having such a well designed site that is user friendly in all ways.

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MARGARETLOUISE1 12/30/2008 6:35PM

  This is great!

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DARAK. 12/30/2008 6:13PM

  I actually tracked my food today and told my husband about these exact features that you added. It helped me to feel good about what I ate when I looked at the totals. Plus, now I can use wisdom on my supper!!! Thanks. I usually think that I can't eat hardly anything when I am "behaving". Today, I saw that I could eat more!

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GOPIRATES! 12/30/2008 2:54PM

  The new features on it are so great to have! Thanks for making this such an easy-to-use site! emoticon

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MJPBOOKS 12/30/2008 2:28PM

  This is a wonderful improvement. I would also like to see a fiber tracker as well. emoticon

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MAMASLUGG 12/30/2008 12:41PM

  Thanks for these new features. You just continue to make this a user-friendly website.

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DEBORFUL 12/30/2008 11:20AM

    Wow! Those are all wonderful (and very useful) additions to the Nutrition Tracker. I always thought the SparkPeople website was extremely well constructed and very user friendly. The fact that you continue to improve and refine it only makes it a better place to reach all those weight and fitness goals! , emoticon

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JENJOE2002 12/30/2008 10:54AM

    Great!! I am excited to come back after a little bit of getting off course! I am ready for the new year with a new me! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAILINGAWAY2 12/30/2008 10:30AM

    The subtotals are great. I love knowing where I am at during the day. :)

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36243657 12/30/2008 10:10AM

  I also think these new features are a very valuable additions to the site, the site was fantastic before even more fantastic now I'm addicted to it Thanks emoticon

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SHAY4HIM 12/30/2008 2:30AM

    Love the new features! Thanks again SP! :o)

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ANNIEMARIE6 12/29/2008 11:25PM

  I enjoy the new Nutrition Tracker because it gives me more information about my eating habits. I like at the bottom where it tells me how many calories I consumed and how many I have left. With the mtotal after every meal shows me which meal that I consume the most calories. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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IAMKELSEYH 12/29/2008 9:54PM

    great!

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BEADMARIE 12/29/2008 6:44PM

    This is GREAT! Just what I was needing. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! emoticon

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