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CAT-IN-CJ
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9/11/13 1:59 P

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Thanks Jen for looking into this.
I just forwarded the email to you as requested.

Mistakes do happen. Not a worry.

I love SparkPeople, and just want it to be the best that it can be.

Thank you.

Cathy

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9/11/13 6:43 A

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Catincj,

Was this one of the daily emails you received? If so, could you email it to me? (jen@sparkpeople.com) It sounds like it's a mistake in the email that we just need to correct.

Thanks,

Coach Jen

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9/10/13 9:18 P

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One of the things that I really looked forward to as member of SP was the recipe bank. I was excited about the multitude of "healthy" recipes. Well, I was disappointed, too. It is a GREAT place to find recipes. However, most are not as healthy as I would like. I now limit my searches to Chef Meg recipes. SP sponsored a summer grill recipe contest. I think they should sponsor a healthy recipe contest with winners in many categories. All entries could become a part of the recipe bank, but the best should be awarded. This would "grow" the healthy recipes and provide a fun challenge.

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9/10/13 9:07 P

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I wonder if the web team accidentally used the wrong link when sending the email - this one looks closer to the nutritional info you posted.

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=112


Although, I think they used a stock pic because it appears on a few different recipes (they are all member recipes) and the recipe doesn't include peanuts while the pic does, so I agree that is NOT COOL. Please people, don't upload a pic with your recipe if it isn't a pic of what that recipe makes! It's misleading and confusing.

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9/10/13 4:46 P

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Okay, I'm a bit miffed. I'm here trying to stay on a good program.

When I get an email entitled "Nutty Noodles in 15 Minutes"
and I look at the displayed pic showing oodles of peanuts on top of fettuccini noodles, my mouth starts to water.
Then I see the nutritional info listed
NUTRITIONAL INFO
Calories: 287.1
Total Fat: 5.9g
Total Carbs: 35.3g
Dietary Fiber: 6.3mg
Protein: 26.4g

I'm thinking I CAN DO THIS!!! Woohoo!!

Then I click on the SparkRecipe link provided in the email and it takes me to Chef Meg's Noodles with Easy Peanut Sauce . . . only to find it's a different picture, totally different ingredients and the nutritional info has changed drastically.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 415.9
Total Fat: 11.2 g
Cholesterol: 52.7 mg
Sodium: 456.4 mg
Total Carbs: 46.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 9.6 g
Protein: 33.0 g

What is up with this? This kinda stuff is not only unfair, it is setting us up to fail.


Cathy

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