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Balanced Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Balanced Food Plate.

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When Does Nutrition Become an Obsession?

With roughly 45 million Americans dieting each year, healthy eating is a hot topic—not only at New Year's, but through all seasons. But at what point does eating nutritious foods become an unhealthy obsession?   When most peop...  Read more

Overcoming Overeating

Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t...  Read more

Healthy Party Foods

Everyone loves a party. There’s something about getting together with your friends that really helps you shed the stress of always trying to balance work and family. But with so many people trying to live healthier these days, finding tasty, di...  Read more

9 Simple Tricks to Eat Less

Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e...  Read more

How America Grew

Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years: 1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals. 1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling...  Read more

Slipped off logging food for a week but back at it
Updated 5/1/2016 10:43:42 AM

Slipped off logging food for a week but back at it....  Read more

4 meals away from home with a ton of good tasting food, most not so good much good nutrition! Somet
Updated 4/30/2016 10:43:06 PM

4 meals away from home with a ton of good tasting food, most not so good much good nutrition! Sometimes it's really hard. But tomorrow is a new day to get back in the groove!...  Read more

I'm so happy to find new foods to eat.my dinner to
Updated 4/30/2016 7:11:44 PM

I'm so happy to find new foods to eat.my dinner tonight was under 200 calories.half of roasted chicken breast, zucchini,squash and bean sprouts...  Read more

First day tracking food in about 2 months. It give
Updated 4/30/2016 6:43:16 PM

First day tracking food in about 2 months. It gives me such peace of mind!...  Read more

I need to know how do you remove foods that are re
Updated 4/30/2016 2:53:24 PM

I need to know how do you remove foods that are regularly in your food database? I try to permanently remove certain foods that I don't eat anymore but everything that I have ever logged that I've eaten good,or bad remains. Ugh😑😑😑...  Read more

vegetables are my saviour

why i've overdone it , i eat a big plate of veg with a chicken stock cube for my main meal and this balances it all out...  Read more

i can't see my plate.....

When you place food on your plate...makes sure you can see your plate....4...  Read more

CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!!

Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive!...  Read more

National Food Icon Takes a New Shape

Last Thursday I watched First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveil the new food icon, MyPlate. I love the new icon that replaces the often times confusing MyPyramid image as a visual cue a...  Read more

In the News: More of Us Happily Balanced Between Living and Dieting

The French playwright Molire said "Il faut manger pour vivre et non pas vivre pour manger." ("We must eat to live and not live to eat.") That quotation comes from his play "L'Avare" ("The Miser") and provides a fitting comparison. Watching weight i...  Read more