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Food Plate Design Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Plate Design.

Out with the Pyramid, In with the Plate

Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or g...  Read more

The Best Dog Leashes and Harnesses for Any Activity

Once your dog or puppy has been trained to walk on a leash, and you know he has the stamina to keep up with you, it might be time to consider a specialized leash or harness for the sport or activity you enjoy together. The Best Leashes for Runni...  Read more

Kid-Friendly Valentine's Day Surprises

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about chocolate and other decadent treats. Show the kids in your life how much you love them with simple, healthy snacks and heartfelt messages. They'll remember the creativity a lot longer than a ba...  Read more

The Bikini Diet

Pool parties, beachfront vacations, and water park adventures…ahhh the joys of summer are almost upon us! To celebrate the causal, relaxed pace of the season, SparkPeople is happy and excited to introduce The Bikini Diet, a fun and simple way...  Read more

Control the Crazy Portions

Question: Is it possible to eat meals consisting entirely of healthy foods, such as carrots, fish, apples and whole wheat bread, and continue to gain weight?Answer: Yes, because you can still eat too much, even if everything is good for you.Portions...  Read more

Advance food prep
Updated 4/17/2014 3:01:22 PM

I'm working on food for my son's graduation -- and the schedule is going to be very tight - planning on doing this at home to keep budget under control too. Had a brilliant idea, but need some thoughts - I want to do a crepe bar - crepes can be made...  Read more

setting food and weight loss goals
Updated 4/14/2014 11:47:39 AM

I am trying to figure out how to start going about getting healthier. I want to lose a good amount of weight in the long run. I just don't know what to set as my first goal. Should I track my activity and food for a while then figure out how much to...  Read more

setting food and weight loss goals
Updated 4/14/2014 8:19:37 AM

I am trying to figure out how to start going about getting healthier. I want to lose a good amount of weight in the long run. I just don't know what to set as my first goal. Should I track my activity and food for a while then figure out how much to...  Read more

settting food and weight loss goals
Updated 4/14/2014 3:47:55 AM

I am trying to figure out how to start going about getting healthier. I want to lose a good amount of weight in the long run. I just don't know what to set as my first goal. Should I track my activity and food for a while then figure out how much to...  Read more

The REAL nutritional value of foods
Updated 4/13/2014 5:34:56 PM

I recently realized that a lot of the foods listed on the lists in Sparkpeople don't have the correct and/or full nutritional content. If you are tracking specific nutrients, as I am, it makes it difficult to put together an accurate menu for the da...  Read more

Portion Control

Having trouble with portion control? Try the Perfect Plate. It is a specially designed plate with sections in it. It also comes with a snack plate to allow two snacks a day. It figures out to 1500 calories and allows you to eat anything you want...  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

Could New Dinnerware Be Your Key to Success?

Control over what goes on our plate is an important but difficult part of weight management. There are a variety of products that can take the guesswork out of portion control as well as everyday items that can be used as portion size visual cues. Ma...  Read more

7 Stunning Ways to Decorate with Typography

We'll spell it out for you: Decorating with letters and numbers gives everyday items instant personality.  Small Print These decoupaged dishes make for an inspired display on a table and are equally at home with vintage glass objects.H...  Read more