VIDEO: How to Use SparkPeople's Nutrition Feedback Feature

In this video, Coach Nicole explains how to use SparkPeople's Nutrition Feedback feature. Learn how to find your Nutrition Feedback page, how to use the information it provides, and get the most out of your Nutrition Tracker so that you can reach your goals.

Please note that your Nutrition Feedback page will work no matter how you track your foods (using our Meal Plans, adding your own foods, or a combination of both). Also note that only the nutrients you currently track on your Nutrition Tracker will show up on your Nutrition Feedback page. For example, if you don't track calcium on your Nutrition Tracker, then you will not see calcium tips on your Nutrition Feedback page. (For more tips on using the Nutrition Tracker and track additional nutrients, click here.) The 15 most commonly tracked nutrients, which you can get feedback for include: calories, carbohydrates, fat and protein; calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, cholesterol, folic acid (folate), iron, fiber, and vitamins D, B-12, C and A.

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Member Comments

I love the visual aids. The charts really help you to "see" what you are actually eating. Report
I love the new feature. It will help us all to be encouraged to track our food daily. If we want to be healthy, as well as lose weight, then we need to track our food and study the feedback to see what nutrients we are missing in our diet. I always look at my feedback when I track. Most of the time, I see that I am not eating enough of certain foods to keep my body healthy. I then try harder to include those foods in the next day meal planning.

Thanks to SP for all the new added features that is helping it to continue to be the best site on the web!!!!! Report
This is great. I begin to use it before I eat.. I type in everything I plan to eat, then see what I am eating too much, or too little... then adjust the menu. When I actually eat, I know I am meeting certain goals!
And because I know how much calories they are before eating, I tend to stick with the menu I developed. Report
Great. Report
I love this new feature. What are the approximate percentages for fat, carbs and protein needed for a healthy day? Report
Great feature! Report
This is the best new tool on Spark. I love the feedback. Report
Really awesome addition to the site. Thanks so much! Report
This is awesome! I've been lazy about tracking my food for the last few months, and this is just what I need to get motivated to get back on board. Report
Wonderful new tool! I'm very excited to be able to get this kind of feedback. Often I can keep the calories in line but some of the nutrient goals are harder to reach - it looks like the tips offered will help with this! Thank you! Report
This feedback is a fantastic addition to MyNutrition! Thanks for adding it! Report
This is EXTREMELY helpful! I already track my goals, but when I go over or under, the suggestions really help! Thanks for such an outstanding feature! Report
This is most useful. I was already using it today to plan my dinner meal, based on what I needed more or less of. I think it will be another well-used tool. Report
Such a helpful addition!!! Thank you. Report
This is a most outstanding new feature - thank you SP!!!! Report


About The Author

Nicole Nichols
Nicole Nichols
A certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with a bachelor's degree in health education, Nicole loves living a healthy and fit lifestyle and helping others do the same. Nicole was formerly SparkPeople's fitness expert and editor-in-chief, known on the site as "Coach Nicole." Make sure to explore more of her articles and blog posts.