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Food Pyramid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Pyramid.

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

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

The Vegetarian Way

The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve...  Read more

Best foods for recovering from a binge...
Updated 4/16/2014 8:48:05 PM

or series of binges? :( Had four very bad days in a row and I am ready to feel better again. To top things off I am sick (sinus infection) so my body needs to recover from illness as well. I know I need to be drinking lots of water, but are ther...  Read more

Vitamins - food tracker tip
Updated 4/16/2014 7:36:28 AM

I added another meal to my tracker and called it vitamins. It makes it so much easier to track! I can just copy the meal to the next day. Hope this helps! I might be in the minority but I take a multi, calcium, and b12 - all gummies s...  Read more

More fast food craziness
Updated 4/17/2014 12:09:39 AM

Dominos has created a "pizza" with a fried chicken crust. Every time I think we can't get more disgusting, I'm proven wrong. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. kitchenette.jezebel.com/dominos-is-now-mar
keting-a-pizza-with-a-...  Read more

Help! Junk food Craving is at Full Throttle!
Updated 4/15/2014 9:28:22 PM

Hi guys, I am having the biggest sweet tooth and junk food craving. I am on a short break from work, but I am worried that once I get off work I will head straight for fast food or for something high in sugar and calories. I have dinner planned...  Read more

Browsing others' food trackers
Updated 4/19/2014 9:11:20 PM

Sometimes I spend a little time just looking at other members' food trackers for inspiration, motivation, and ideas. Sometimes I'm curious to see what the really successful members are eating, sometimes I'm just looking for more food ideas and look a...  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

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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

Ever wonder where the American food pyramid came from? You might be surprised to find out that the original food pyramid looked very different than the one that was released to the public. So what happened? Click here to find out! gymfreefit.co...  Read more