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Food Pyramid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Pyramid.

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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

3 Ways to Refresh Your Treadmill Workout

Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor...  Read more

Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full

The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult...  Read more

A Power Food for Health Nuts

We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful. Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s...  Read more

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A...  Read more

I want to eat right, but all of the healthy foods
Updated 12/21/2014 5:34:21 PM

I want to eat right, but all of the healthy foods and snacks that I like to eat are too expensive. I also have epilepsy. I didn't acquire it until after I got baptized at the age of 17. I'm doing Situps 30 in the morning & none at night It's not eno...  Read more

Tip of the day:-) the right combination of foods t
Updated 12/21/2014 8:48:57 AM

Tip of the day:-) the right combination of foods to help get you through your weight loss goal is fresh veggies, lean protein and low fat dairy:-) how many veggies and fruits do you eat a day? Check in time and happy healthy Sunday:-)...  Read more

So so excited about my new method of food prep...
Updated 12/21/2014 1:14:10 AM

So so excited about my new method of food prep... Salad in a mason jar. They look so beautiful it makes me just want to eat healthy. Love it... love it... love it......  Read more

Cannot Edit Individual Foods Within Food Grouping
Updated 12/20/2014 6:59:29 PM

Hi, I went in to edit one of my food groupings today to change the amount of one ingredient, and there seems to be no way to do this. Why not put an edit button next to each ingredient within the grouping, or make it work the way the same way t...  Read more

I struggle with healthier fast food options. any s
Updated 12/19/2014 10:56:48 PM

I struggle with healthier fast food options. any suggestion for the diabetic eating out? 4...  Read more

Know what you need

Meet with a nutritionist is possible to have them lay out your individual food pyramid. I met with one and she was able to really help me get all the protein and nutrients I need each day which is especially important while I'm in training. Not ever...  Read more

Nutrition Facts

I like to look up information about food at Self's Nutrition Data site. In addition to the standard nutrition information for food, it shows a nutritional target map (which shows fullness and nutritiousness factor), caloric ratio pyramid, nutrient b...  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

This Week's Healthy Headlines

Acupuncture 101 from Healthy Tipping Point Train for a Triathlon (Yes, You!) from Health.com Gazpacho from Oh She Glows April Showers Bring May Superfoods from That's Fit Eat Smaller Bites to Lose Weight from Diet Blog Wannabe Recipea: Tama...  Read more

A More Diverse Food Pyramid

Obesity is a world problem and as of 2006, one in ten adults worldwide were considered obese. I suppose this should not be surprising since the appeal of the American diet for good and for bad has spread around the world. For those that come to li...  Read more

The "old school" Food Pyramid VS Atkins Diet Food Pyramid

You probably remember this from elementary school. It seemed the gov't & scientists wanted you to eat at least 2-4 items from the grain group at every meal. They told you that all that grain was needed for energy. For your brain & nervous system t...  Read more

Runner's Food Pyramid

Bananas and bagels: Constitutionally mandated post race Tree Bark: Readily available and chock full of fibery goodness Goo: We don't want to know why Spaghetti: Must be carb loaded at all times Stuff we can't pronounce: Arugula, quinoa,...  Read more