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myNutrition page enhancement - custom foods in grocery list

Thursday, October 25, 2007

We launched a much-requested enhancement to the Grocery List feature on our Meal Planner/Food tracker page today. The big change is that foods you add custom to your daily plan are reflected on your Grocery List. Also you now have a bit more control over your Grocery List to pick the day it starts and to pick the number of days to show.

For people not using our meal plans, you can use this if you like to plan your meals ahead using the food tracker, essentially tracking/planning for future days.

Here are some details:
- If you have our Meal Plans turned off and add foods you now have a "Grocery List For This Week" button at the bottom right of the page. Since you will typically want a grocery list for foods you enter in the future, by default we will bring up your list for the next 7 days, starting today. You can then change the starting day for your grocery list to any day over the next 7 days, and also specify the number of days to show, from 1 to 7.
- If you have our Meal plans turned on, the feature works pretty much the same. The only difference is that your grocery list will include our meal plan recommendations along with any other foods you add. There is also a checkbox that you can uncheck to NOT show your manually entered foods.

We hope this helps make meal planning much more useful. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on this feature!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TDANKO2001 2/28/2010 9:00PM

  i agree with CRYSTAL50708, would like to add meals to my grocery list, but not for a particular day, as things to change....

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CRYSTALSHINES 1/28/2010 10:26AM

    I wish that I could just add ingredients for a recipe to my list without having to add it to a meal plan. I want to make something this week, but not sure which meal/day it will be for.

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NIGHTJAR1 1/16/2008 11:23AM

    very usefull. also if you have popups blocked javascript dont work

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NURSEMAN99 1/8/2008 2:01PM

  Dave, My problem is getting the site to print out the meal plan I have chosen. I have certain food allergies and so I adjusted the plans, using the change icon, to that which I could tolerate. However, when I pressed the print button the original recommended plan printed. Can you offer any suggestions?

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LADYPI 11/9/2007 9:05PM

    Thanks Dave very helpful tool Deb

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KINGS_ROSE 10/29/2007 10:53AM

    That is so awesome. Thank you so much. It is kinda like those recipe websites. I love that. It also makes shopping easier since it is broken up into catagories.

God BLess

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JPTOWNSEND 10/27/2007 12:39PM

    I just noticed this feature the other day. I love it! I love that this encourages me to plan meals in advance. What would make this feature even better is if it went to the recipe page and pulled what you need to buy for a recipe, too. Right now it puts a recipe item as a fast food or restaurant item.

Whether you implement this suggestion or not, SparkPeople is the best, most supportive, help I have ever had in my lifetime of attempts to lose weight. I am truly grateful.

Thanks so much to Chris Downie for starting this and to all of you for this incredibly GOOD website.

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CYNTHIAS50 10/26/2007 8:48AM

    I love it! This will really make things easier for me!

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COACHGIA 10/25/2007 6:46PM

    Thanks Dave! Much appreciated. Gia

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