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9/4/13 10:17 A

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Thanks for bringing this up. Yesterday I was trying to enter a diet meal for Lean Cuisine. All the entries by other members had a different cal count and nutritional information than on my box so I entered it myself. You cannot just blindly select another person's entry.

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9/3/13 7:16 P

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You can edit the food you manually entered to correct that by following these instructions:

Sometimes you will see foods entered by other members in the tracker, and those members may have made an error when entering. With SparkPeople entries, the reason that manufacturer's food items sometimes differ from what you see in the tracker is because sometimes they change their formulations and the values change faster than we can keep the database updated. Other times, they have their foods re-analyzed and discover they need to change their labels as a result. Also, there can sometimes regional differences in available products that lead to different values.


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9/3/13 9:33 A

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Good morning,

I went to enter a Kind Bar into the tracker this morning and just pulled it up from the "Search" engine since it's a commonly tracked item. However, when it posted it showed the calorie total was 170 instead of 200 like the package states. So I went in and entered everything manually instead and, even though I entered 200 calories, it posted as 170. Why is there a difference between the two? This isn't the first time it's happened (other products have had differences, too)...why?

Thank you!

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