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Entering Food In The Nutrition Tracker

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When entering food in the Nutrition Tracker, use the Food Search option and click on food shared by other members. Whatever the food, whatever the brand, you will almost always find that someone else has already entered this item. Once you find the food you are looking for, enter it into your favorites.

- Submitted by FORTIERDL4 10/20/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 5 Comments
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NTSOHLTHNT 10/21/2010 3:14:00 PM

    Sometimes there are three or four entries for the same item, so always check to see if the nutritional values are entered for the item before choosing an entry, because for some of them they are not. Also if you have your own label, it's always best to make your own entry as opposed to relying on one that might be incomplete.
1DRWOMAN 1/21/2011 6:28:00 PM

    Just remember to double check...I run into people who have entered information incorrectly or not completely! A lot on this side of the world seem to put in the amount for 100 grams instead of the per serving amount and that will mess ya' up!!! So...just double check for yourself :) And if you find someone that is correct and uses the same food, you can actually import things from her favourite's list. :)
CRYERMAMA 10/30/2010 10:47:00 AM

    This is my favorite part of SP too. I love seeing where I am on staying as far as my limits are concerned. I use it to plan my meals and to track my nutrition.
RACHELSBAMA 10/25/2010 7:57:00 PM

    Excellent advice, thank you very much for sharing.
EVERLEARNING 10/20/2010 4:34:00 PM

    Be sure to compare the entry to the food's label. Occasionally there will be incorrect info entered by another SP user.

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