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12/17/13 10:40 A

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you can set up foods that you currently eat together and save them as a group and then all you have to do is add the group to your meal planner. We did this and it is easy to set up and use. All you have to do is enter all the food you want in a meal and then there is a make group button above the meal that you can click to make it a group entry. You can also make a group by entering each food into a group but I find the 1st way the easiest as you can click on any meal you have already eaten and then edit it if needed. After you enter a new meal you will have to refresh your page sometimes to get the buttons to show up above the meal planner. Let me know if you still have problems. We save all the foods we eat all the time in our favorite tab then all we have to do is click on the favorites tab and enter the name of a food in that search and it will list all the foods that have that word in it for you to select. You can then select all the foods that you want for a meal before you need to enter them at the add to planner button.

I have found that the Mobile app is the only one that I have the problem that has no search option and I have sent a request for the programmers to consider that in the next update for the mobile app. Until then I have to scroll down as you indicated looking for all the foods I need to enter.

Let me know if you have any other questions that I might answer.

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12/17/13 5:57 A

Compared with other monitors of nutrition (e.g., that of My Fitness Pal and Fitbit), SparkPeople's nutrition counter is very weak. It wastes a lot of one's time by simply recycling generic info. instead of maintaining a record of one's daily habits and preferences. I usually eat a rather small range of options for breakfast and lunch, yet with SP I must scroll through a long list of the items I have ever eaten for any meal. Why not retain a list of items and portions I've typically eaten in the past and require me to make changes only when appropriate, instead of making me conform to some ridiculous quota, such as "50 berries" in the case of blueberries eaten for breakfast? If SP would simply retain the usual options and portions, it would save a lot of time and frustration. Thank you for considering this modification.

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