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Nutrition Tracker enhancements launched today


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Monday, May 16, 2011



Hi everyone

If you've visited our My Nutrition page today you likely noticed some enhancements we made to our food tracker. We made some changes that will make the tracker easier for both new and experienced members, and also adding some new tools such as the ability to search your favorites.

You can click here to read our full announcement and explanation of the changes

If you have any comments or questions please leave a comment here, thanks!


Dave H.
SparkPeople.com



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MARCH_ 5/22/2011 10:08AM

    Updates, improvements, changes... This is our new way of life.
Thank you!

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LADISHEFFLADY1 5/22/2011 10:02AM

    took just a few minutes to get used to and now I love the changes...good job!

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SZTAMBURSKI 5/22/2011 9:44AM

    Hi, I like it but I didn't appreciate losing all my favorites. But you saved the old favorites so I figured it out eventually. It's nice to check many things at once for the whole day because I spend way too much time on computer and not time with husband. Change is good but learning takes time.

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RSHORT71 5/22/2011 9:37AM

    Love the changes...So user friendly.

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SPARKBECKY2012 5/22/2011 9:32AM

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BRENNADILL 5/22/2011 9:03AM

    Love the new nutrition tracker format! Also it looks like the system is finally fixed to "remember" so I don't have to log in every day! Thanks for your ongoing work emoticon

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STRETCH84 5/22/2011 8:59AM

    Love it! Thank you!

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ATLTRAINR 5/22/2011 8:32AM

    Change is good

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KITT52 5/22/2011 8:21AM

    good changes

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KSPENCE303 5/22/2011 8:20AM

    I really like the change. However, i doesn't seem to be working on Camino any more. I've had to switch over to Chrome. hmmm.

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AHODGES7 5/22/2011 8:00AM

    To Chris Downie:
I can't thank you enough for making this site. I have recommended it to everyone on Facebook and Twitter, and through my own Weight Loss Journey Blog:
http://andrea-hodges.blogspot.c
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I figured if I put my 'accountability' for the world to see, there was no turning back. That has also been a major motivator for me.
What has really helped me to focus is to keep track of calories in and calories burned - it is amazing! Something I wanted to do on my own, but couldn't figure out how.
Your new Nutrition tracker is great!
However, today and yesterday, I tried to enter a favourite or a searched item, and they wouldn't add in. As tempting as it was not to enter them at all, I had to go back to the old nutrition tracker to add those items. (Thanks for leaving the back up in place in case that happens!)
The new tracker is much easier and the whole site it amazing to use.
Thanks from a 61 year old woman in Canada! I would be lost if not for you!
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SUPER3800 5/22/2011 7:36AM

  Great changes, give someone a huge Atta-boy!

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FCARMICH 5/22/2011 7:11AM

  changes are okay

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DODGEEWE 5/22/2011 7:04AM

    Love the new tracker. Was surprised and delighted that I could choose more than one of my favorites to add at once. I have 3 items just about every morning for breakfast (but different flavors so I don't make it a grouping). It was great to check off the 3 things and hit add! Thank you!


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SNOOPY-ACE 5/22/2011 6:52AM

    IT DOES MAKE IT EASIER. THANKYOU emoticon

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SCUBAGAL07 5/22/2011 6:47AM

    It is very efficient......Love it!

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KGIBBY159 5/22/2011 6:47AM

    I like the improvements.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 5/22/2011 3:29AM

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MAVIS2POINT0 5/22/2011 2:59AM

    I primarily use the nutrition tracker from the iPad app, but checked out the web browser version when I saw the announcement. NICE! Keep up the great work, team!

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GOURMETLOSER 5/22/2011 1:23AM

    I'm finding this new tool soooo much more efficient. I did realise today though that I can't find an edit favourites in the new box and had to go through the old method to do this. Am I being blind/technophobe or is this facility not available in the new format?
Thanks again for all the great work you've done/are doing through this site. I'm totally sold on it.

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DHOUK1 5/21/2011 10:32PM

  Very good

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KRISTI2661 5/20/2011 11:58PM

    Now that I'm getting the hang of it, it does seem better.

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TIDEPOOL 5/19/2011 9:10PM

  I guess this is a bug, but my nutrition tracker results from yesterday have disappeared. Thanks.

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REDLACED 5/19/2011 8:46PM

    Much easier!

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KITHKINCAID 5/19/2011 8:18PM

    Hey Guys - I'm sure you're still working out bugs with the new tracker, but I just wanted to make sure you knew that sometimes it freezes and won't post any of my favorites to my tracker unless I refresh the page a couple of times and try again. Even then, sometimes it will only let me post one at a time. Also - there's a bit of a lag between tracking and having what you track show up on my Start page in the side bar on the left. For example - I've tracked today, but my Start Page is still show zero calories consumed.

Thanks for looking into this! I love the new format!

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LOVEVEGAN 5/19/2011 4:33PM

    I love it! it works so much easier and quicker. Thanks

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AMYWOHOSKY1 5/19/2011 4:20PM

  i like it a lot thanks!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 5/19/2011 4:13PM

    emoticon I love it!

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TMHKAN 5/19/2011 2:58PM

  This makes it much easier. Thank you!

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STARTLIGHT 5/19/2011 2:34PM

    The new nutrition site is just plain wonderful. It is so much easier to post my food on that I know I will be using it alot more. thank you for the improvement and helping me strive more towards losing weight and eating healthly. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIXIE613 5/19/2011 2:10PM

    Being able to add Faves or Groupings for whole day in one fell-swoop is great idea!!!
Please KEEP OLD POP-OUT as quick alternative to add extra item after the fact. It takes too long to download Favorites for single item, esp when in a hurry. Would help if I could narrow Favorites list BEFORE the fact.

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JACKIE_HAPPY 5/19/2011 1:56PM

  I liked it very much! But I would like to have a easy button also to enter new foods (nutritional values). emoticon

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DT4LIFE810 5/19/2011 1:54PM

    I really like the changes that have been made so far, so thank you for all those improvements.

My only suggestion for future changes is being able to remove/delete multiple selections or entire meals and/or groupings all at once.

I know that would make my life much, MUCH easier. There has been many a time when I planned on eating one thing( I create my meal plans the night before or the morning of) and plans change along the way due to circumstances. So I find myself having to swap whole lunches or dinners with something else and deleting one by one and having to click "yes" to accept each change is very time consuming.

Hopefully we can see some change in this regard sometime in the near future.

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SAHMINIL 5/19/2011 1:25PM

    Frustrated that with my favorites I can't see the nutritional info before adding it to the tracker. With the old pop-out version I was able to see the nutritional info of my favorite foods before adding it to the menu. This is HELPFUL!

I like to see the cal count and other nutritional info of my favorites BEFORE adding to the tracker. By being able to view those things it helps me being able to plan better and decide what will be the better combo of things for me that day.

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KMARIES79 5/19/2011 11:36AM

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KMARIES79 5/19/2011 11:35AM

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60ROCKS 5/19/2011 10:43AM

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tracker!!! Particularly love the ability to enter an entire meal at one time simply clicking the boxes and save...

YOU ROCK!

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LOOKN_UP 5/19/2011 10:28AM

    Awesome!!! Thanks again! emoticon

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CASSANDRA515 5/19/2011 10:09AM

  Your website just gets better and better! Thank you for Sparkpeople! Im learning more about nutrition and exercise here than all other resources combined. Plus I keep discovering more cool things about this website the more I use it. Thanks again!

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FREDINNH 5/19/2011 9:38AM

  I love the update. Anything that makes it quicker to log foods is appreciated. It does have some bugs, but I'm sure they'll be worked out over time. I hope you'll also be updating sparkrecipes soon as well!

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BAYBREEZE525 5/19/2011 7:14AM

    emoticon Love it!!! Thanks!!!

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1BEACHWALKER 5/19/2011 2:16AM

    I like it so much better now! emoticon emoticon

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ROSALINDAW 5/19/2011 12:08AM

    Frankly, my husband saw how long it was taking me to add one food item at a time, and decided NOT to join SparkPeople. I was on the verge of quitting the tracking myself (though I LOVED getting the personalized feedback on my diet, which has helped me quite a bit in making wiser food choices) simply because it was eating up too much of my time! THANK YOU FOR FIXING THIS! It is so much faster, adding all of the items at once and then entering. What a GREAT improvement! Now I just have to wait for my husband to see how handy it is... ; )

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PLATINUM755 5/18/2011 10:58PM

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KILLERANGEL47 5/18/2011 10:50PM

    I love it! The first I heard of it was when it was installed. I was literally using my nutrition tracker when these changes came into effect. One second I was adding food on to my nutrition tracker and waiting for it to refresh the page, then "WTF? This is AWESOME!" emoticon I find it much easier to use! emoticon

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LYNNATION 5/18/2011 10:37PM

  I like the concept of tracking all the foods at once, but the searching for one food is clunky. After I search for one favorite the "button" to add it often doesn't work. I find myself going for the old pop-up because I don't want to waste a bunch of time on waiting to see if the new one will work.

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SFSU-GRAD 5/18/2011 10:07PM

    Lovin' it!!!Takes a bit longer but worth it. Wish it would "hold-on-to" the meals you generally use a food or grouping for by other-wise fantastic

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MOMFAN 5/18/2011 9:55PM

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HALLELUL 5/18/2011 9:52PM

    emoticon on the changes. I like how you keep the old style for those who may like that, but for me the new style is way better. emoticon

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