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Food Pyramid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Pyramid.

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

Good food day today! Really tasty food, massive am
Updated 11/20/2015 5:59:35 PM

Good food day today! Really tasty food, massive amounts of vegetables. B: Green smoothie, L: courgette with sardines and kale, D: wholewheat pasta puttanesca and a glass of Chablis. What did you have today?...  Read more

tracking food
Updated 11/22/2015 9:55:06 AM

So I am trying to lose weight in a little over a year. My goal is 150 and I want to be down to 200 or under by april for my birthday. Tracking comes into play because I have been writing down what I eat and when for a while. How do I start track...  Read more

OMG just started tracking my food and am so shocke
Updated 11/20/2015 6:45:56 AM

OMG just started tracking my food and am so shocked with the amount of calories in my drinks think il switch to just drinking water from now on...  Read more

I was doing good last 3 weeks with food and exerci
Updated 11/19/2015 11:04:46 PM

I was doing good last 3 weeks with food and exercise but this past week food has been a problem for me. Tomorrow is a new day....  Read more

Vader, your body needs food and proper nutrition t

Vader, your body needs food and proper nutrition to lose weight. That's hard to believe sometimes, but it's true. Try using Spark's calorie range that was set up for you upon registration, and Spark suggested meal plans to start out....  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


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 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

Death by Food Pyramid

I just read the book "Death by Food Pyramid" by Denise Minger. I couldn't find details on the author's credentials beyond " writer, Catholic school teacher, summer camp instructor, and "Professional Sock Puppeteer", (from her Facebook page) whi...  Read more