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Balanced Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Balanced Food Plate.

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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

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

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

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

Strategies for Salad Bar Survival

The infamous salad bar, available everywhere from work cafeterias to family restaurants, can round out a meal with a wholesome side dish, or be a meal all by itself. What could be more healthy and nutritious? Those vegetables and fruits can be loaded...  Read more

You might need to enter your own foods from the fu
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You might need to enter your own foods from the full site. The issue with the points problem is now fixed. Thanks! Coach Jen...  Read more

If you search for a food and it isn't found, below
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If you search for a food and it isn't found, below the list that comes up for you, there is a button to tap for "Add food not listed." If nothing comes up when you scan, you should also see that same button to add a food not listed. Coach Denise...  Read more

there used to be the option to enter new food when
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there used to be the option to enter new food when it wasn't on the list, i think it was called new food or something like that, where did that button go? can somebody tell me?...  Read more

You can share foods to the database for another me
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You can share foods to the database for another member to find and track, but you can't copy specific meals to specific members. Sorry about that, Coach Jen...  Read more

Yes, if you search for a food and it isn't found,
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Yes, if you search for a food and it isn't found, below the list that comes up for you, there is a button to tap for "Add food not listed." If nothing comes up when you scan, you should also see that same button to add a food not listed....  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 Molière 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