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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.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VIOMALVA5 5/18/2011 9:42PM

  Love the upgrades! It makes SP even more easy to use:)

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DTYUNGU 5/18/2011 8:47PM

    Already in LOVE with the changes! thanx

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COODLEBUG 5/18/2011 7:54PM

    Love that I can click on all my favorites I have eaten at once!!! Really like the new food tracker!! Thanks

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GWYNGREGA 5/18/2011 7:17PM

  LOVE LOVE LOVE the tracker. Very NEW user friendly.

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GARDENPINK1 5/18/2011 6:17PM

    I really like the new tracker. Thanks. emoticon

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HEALTHYNOW4ME 5/18/2011 5:54PM

    Also, the new add a food frequently does not work and I have to use the old version. emoticon

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LTMURPHY7 5/18/2011 5:02PM

  I'm still getting used to the new way to track

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HEALTHYNOW4ME 5/18/2011 4:48PM

    I am not sure what all was done as far as changes but, it sure seems to have slowed things down. I seem to have to wait quite frequently for long periods of time for ads to load. Very annoying! emoticon

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BLOOMING52 5/18/2011 3:23PM

    Like the changes.

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MARY_LEWIS 5/18/2011 2:51PM

    GREAT CHANGES to the tracker!!! LOVE it!! Being able to add multiple items at once saves so much time, I really can't thank you enough!!! emoticon emoticon

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SHARON876 5/18/2011 2:44PM

    Love the new tracker, being able to add multiple items at one time is excellent but I can't seem to find the shared member search we used to have when checking for a food not listed. Is it there and I'm just not seeing it?

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BLESSED2BEME 5/18/2011 2:41PM

    Love the changes!

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DENISE223 5/18/2011 1:28PM

    Great Job!! Thanks emoticon

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_LINDA 5/18/2011 12:02PM

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I can't thank you enough for making these incredible changes!! With my slow connection, it was paintainstaking measuring out and adding every little ingredient one at a time and waiting each time for the page to load. This is just a wonderful time saver for me!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOE4LIFE 5/18/2011 11:25AM

    Love the new tracker.

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PUGLOVER1999 5/18/2011 11:21AM

    The changes are time-savers ... something I appreciate VERY MUCH! Thanks!

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    Great changes....thanks

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EWYNNE1 5/18/2011 11:11AM

    I love the new tracker! It is so user friendly. Less time consuming too. Thank You! emoticon

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OUATEONE 5/18/2011 10:43AM

    Correction to my prior comment; tracker brought in "Chicken Paella" when selecting "Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken" from recipe tab on nutrition tracking when selecting from "Reviewed Recipes" drop-down menu. Tried some variations such as 1 portion, different day, etc. same error recurred.

Comment edited on: 5/18/2011 10:44:09 AM

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ANASTASIAKC 5/18/2011 10:37AM

    I love this new tracking system, I was tracking my food before, but this makes it sooooo much easier!!! If the smart phone version had this update, it would be even better!!! I love this site and tell people all the time how it helps me stay focused and lose weight!! Thank you Sparkpeople!!!
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OUATEONE 5/18/2011 10:28AM

    Not sure if this is the right forum but I just found a bug in the new release. Tried to pull in "Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken" recipe info into my nutrition tracker using drop down menu from recipes rated and it put in Chicken Tuscany. In addition, I used a portion size of 1.25 and the one calculating on the tracker was huge, something like over 17,000 calories. Good luck in repairing.

Have already commented how much I like the new release.


Comment edited on: 5/18/2011 10:28:59 AM

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ZADDEL 5/18/2011 10:15AM

  I have a nutrition tracking page and today I went to enter my data and it starts out by asking me my BMI, my weight, etc. WHERE IS MY PAGE? What happened to all of the information I already input? After logging in, I can't find my page anywhere, where is it hidden? and WHY?

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MIGHTYN3 5/18/2011 10:11AM

    I absolutely love it, it has made my life easier & I find that I'm eating more balanced meals - will probably get to my 10% weight loss much faster with this benefit - I'm feeling it! thank you

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LUBAML 5/18/2011 9:25AM


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ANCIENTSOUL 5/18/2011 8:39AM

    AWESOME, thanks for adding this-it's so much easier to track meals. You guys ROCK! emoticon

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REJ7777 5/18/2011 7:19AM

    Just when you think SparkPeople can't get any better... it does! Thanks for the new tracker! emoticon

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PABAR3 5/18/2011 7:11AM

  I love the new tracker. Thanks!

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EPATTHER 5/18/2011 7:05AM

    Thanks for making our tracking even easier! Great job! LOVE it!

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NEWLIFE6046 5/18/2011 7:01AM

    I love it!! It is a lot more user friendly than it love it!! Keep the enhancements coming...:-)

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HEALTHY4ME 5/18/2011 5:51AM

    So very much faster. My biggest "hate" was tracking a salad cos none were the same and wasn't really able to make it a group. but now with the pulldown favs I LOVE IT!!!
Now all my spark friends that were at me to track I can say I will be tracking more often with my new goal to track at least 5 days a week.
THANKS AGAIN SPARK !!!! after so long on here, making a ton of friends, exercise is now becoming an " I miss it if I don't do it" and now hopefully I will get my head around the eating and have allready learned and know it is for my health.

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MAMMASAURUS 5/18/2011 5:30AM

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I often just add things quick at the end of the day in between calls at work or in between the baby crying at home and this makes it so much faster. Much less clicking around to get from point A to point B!

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KIN59VARA 5/18/2011 4:10AM

    THANK YOU so much for doing the printable nutrition page. I could not figure out where all my sodium was coming from. Being able to see that allows me to think of a different food item than the one I was using. THANKS

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MIKEHWRITES 5/18/2011 2:42AM

  THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the new, improved tracking page. It was great, but now it is terrific! Anything to help us make tracking our calories easier is a plus. And I must say that I feel like a million bucks when I track every little thing I eat and drink on Spark People. The weight is saying good-bye slower because I am ten years older than when I last had weight to lose. Darn metabolism. But I know I am losing it. And tracking gives me control. When I gain weight, I am out of control. I am now in control with the assistance of Spark People. Thanks!

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4EVER21B 5/18/2011 2:04AM

    Easier to use.

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LADYSENNA 5/18/2011 12:36AM

    I am on Windows 7 and not having any problems with it. I like it, makes tracking a day at a time much quicker. Thanks.

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LDEVANY 5/17/2011 11:39PM

  I just love the new tracker plus I can see the calories add up as I add each item. Also larger print for us folks that have visual problems. Thanks for all the improvements. emoticon

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PCSEEKSSUCCESS 5/17/2011 11:06PM

    Working well for me, but I'm still on Windows XP... I like the fact that I can add a whole bunch of items for different meals at one time. Would like to have some of this functionality on the exercise tracker.

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AMW13815 5/17/2011 11:03PM

  Takes too long to add foods from "My Favorites". Only allows me to I one food at a time then I have to close out of it and come back to add the next food.

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KRISTI2661 5/17/2011 10:37PM

    It freezes on me too, but I like to see improvements!

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SDWALKER55 5/17/2011 10:28PM

    Niiiiiiice. emoticon

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LUNADRAGON 5/17/2011 10:19PM

    Good idea, but it freezes my windows 7 when I try to use it. I am sticking with the old one for now.

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ACCT1908 5/17/2011 10:04PM

    LOVE IT!!! 2 Second tracking!! emoticon emoticon

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ANNABELLA007 5/17/2011 9:46PM


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    I love the new tracker! It works great, and I prefer the dropdown menu to the old pop-up version!

Lovely to have new goodies on the site for us to play with!

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GRATEFULADY 5/17/2011 9:27PM

    I have tried using it. It has some good features. I too hope you get the bugs worked out. It has been extremely slow for me in adding My Favorites. Sometimes it won't let me add more than one at a time. I have resorted to using the old pop up and I never seemed to have trouble with that. emoticon for listening.

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DEBS1389 5/17/2011 9:13PM

    I really love it! works great! Amazing. Thanks for the new look and improvements to make tracking faster.

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