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New Start Page availableHi team- check out the new Start Page if you have not already:
Updated version of Start page now available
Thursday, December 30, 2010
One of our biggest goals is to make SparkPeople easier and more powerful to use for all our members, both new and experienced. After getting considerable feedback from our members and coaches we re-worked our "Start" page, which is the page you see immediately after logging in to the site.
You have the option to switch to our new Start page, unless you are a new member who joined after 10:30 AM Eastern Time today, in which case you will automatically see the new Start page. If you are an experienced member who changes to the new Start page you have the option to switch back to the old, or "classic" Start page, right after you switch. You can switch to the new page by finding and clicking the "Try the new Start page" link on the upper left of the Start page. If you'd like to see a preview of the new Start page you can click here.
We believe this new Start page will make SparkPeople easier to use for everyone. Some changes include:
- Quick views of your goal progress on the left of the page
- As easier view of site content at the top center of the page, plus quick links to your special programs and challenges in the center of the page
- Easy access to the SparkPoints wheel and Trophies in the center of the page
- Display of your friend feed, and the ability to update your Status, on the lower right of the page
- A generally improved visual design, to make everything easier to find
As mentioned above, changing to the new page is currently optional. If you do change to the new page and have any suggestions for things to change please leave a comment below.
Fun New Feature: Mix and Match Meal PlannerHi team, I am passing along this Spark information. Hope it is useful in your meal planning!
Fun New Feature: Mix and Match Meal Planner
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Happy Thursday, SparkPeople!
Are you in a food rut? In a hurry but don't know what to cook quickly? Then we have a new food feature for you!
We're happy to announce today's launch of a cool new feature in the Nutrition Resource Center of the site: The Mix and Match Meal Planner! This new tool will help you create healthful, tasty and portion-controlled meals that fit your calorie range. Introduced in our groundbreaking book, The Spark, these interactive plans will help you calculate calories and come up with new recipe ideas.
Here's how it works. You can find the meal planner by clicking on Nutrition under the Healthy Lifestyle Tab. Look in the center column of that page for the Meal Planner tool.
Once there, simply select the meal you want to build from the tabs (breakfast, salad, sandwich or dinner), and then choose one option from each drop down to create a balanced meal! It will calculate calories and other nutrition facts as you go, so you can see how various choices affect your meal, and find the best options to suit your calorie and nutrient needs! Once you've finished your recipe, click "Add to SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker" to track it! Note that you can use this meal planner even if you aren't logged in, but you can only track the meal you created after logging in (the feature will prompt you to do so if necessary).
We hope you enjoy using the Mix and Match Meal Planner! Please leave your comments about this new feature below.