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1/17/14 1:29 P

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No, I think you're right - you can't get the weekly reports.

But I actually was talking about the daily summaries. I get the ranges for things I've entered... but in order to know what actual unit values they are, I have to go back and forth between the setup page, write down the units, go back to the summary... it would just be so much easier if each tracked heading had a unit! even if only a "%" or "mg".

Not being a programmer, and not knowing your program, I don't know how much of a PITA this would be for IT there... from a user's POV, it doesn't seem like it ought to be that difficult. But 'puter things are frequently not what they appear to be.

Just thought a wishful nudge might work!
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1/17/14 1:29 P

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All the vitamins and minerals are listed as a 100%; except for sodium and potassium which are listed as a milligrams amount.

I am not sure what you are wanting to edit and can't. Can you give a specific example.

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1/17/14 1:19 P

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While some goals can be tracked by the week (weight, sleep, steps, etc); I don't think vitamins and minerals can be. So you will have to add up the weekly numbers and divide by 7 for your average.

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1/17/14 1:03 P

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It does seem that some values are recorded in mg/mcg tho... -?-

Is there any way those units might be appended onto the daily report? Even if only as a symbol on the column headings? I can see on the setup page what the values are, but I don't always remember that when I'm checking my daily summary.

I'm totally frustrated with the fact that there are a few things we're unable to touch. I understand some things are critical... but if we choose to set a different range for alerts, I think we ought to be able to do that. IMHO.

Could a programmer look into adding the units, at least?


...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
(attributation forgotten)

We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
~attributed to Chief Seattle

We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
~C.S. Lewis


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1/17/14 10:43 A

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Ok thank you!
Is there anyway I can get an average of the week for all the micronutrients?
I am writing a report for school and need an average.
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1/17/14 9:27 A

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Your Nutrition Tracker is showing a percentage.
For example:
Romaine Lettuce, 2 cups is showing 58 (which means 58%). Meaning you are getting 58% of your vitamin A needs for the day from that lettuce.

The goal is to get 100-110% of your vitamin A need for the day. That is what is listed at the bottom of your nutrition tracker. It is in a percentage.

If you are showing a total of 600 (for example). That means you got 600% of your needs.

If you are wanting to convert this to an actual amount you must do the math or use a calculator...

For vitamin A, 100% is 5,000 International Units (IU).
So 600% would be 30,000 IU
48% would be 2400 IU

Can I help you with the conversion?

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1/17/14 8:40 A

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I am still confused as to what my personal number is for the day?
Is it in percentages or grams or milligrams?

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1/17/14 7:53 A

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The vitamin and mineral amounts we use at Sparkpeople, comes from the Reference Daily Intake (RDI). For Vitamin A:
100% = 5,000 International Units (IU)

The thing you need to know about vitamin A is that it comes in 2 forms:
One form is preformed vitamin A and this is found in meats, liver, and is the form used in most supplements. This is the form that can be toxic and dangerous at extremely high amounts.

The other form is the form found in fruits and veggies (bÍte-carotene for example). This form is not dangerous in higher amounts.

Look at your nutrition record, I imagine your vitamin A is primarily coming from a higher intake of fruits and veggies; not because you are taking in large amounts of liver or supplements. Is this correct? If so, you have nothing to worry about.

For more on this topic of vitamin A, check out this great handout:

ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminA-QuickFa
cts/


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1/16/14 9:25 P

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Hi Becky
I'm wondering what the number is when I record my food?
For instance yesterday my Vitamin A was over 1000 for the whole day?? The numbers in red on the left say between 100-110%... What's that mean??
Thank you,
Allison

Edited by: ALLISONBRAUN at: 1/16/2014 (21:29)
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1/16/14 7:38 P

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Please let me know which nutrients you are most interested in and I can provide the amount that equals 100%.

For example:
Calcium: 1000 milligrams = 100%

Becky
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1/16/14 2:53 P

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How are the micronutrients recorded? Are the numbers in grams? It says between 100-200% of RDA...I'm not sure how to interpret the numbers??

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