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
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
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
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
Sometimes it can be difficult to quickly and easily find accurate information that you can share with your kids about health, their bodies, eating well and exercising. However, many reputable organizations offer free health, nutrition and fitness inf... Read more
Does anybody use groupings on the nutrition tracker to easily record some healthy meals and snacks that you eat fairly frequently? Here are some of my groupings:
egg white omelette
eggs, toast and orange
melon with yogurt and almonds
oa... Read more
I don't have a lot of income, I am basically poor but I would like to see how i can change my diet if it's not too expensive. I usually spend $50-$60 a week on food. I have been eating oatmeal a lot for breakfast (Getting sick of it to be honest lol)... Read more
It seems my BIGGEST struggle is making or exceeding my protein goal. I was thinking about trying different protein powders or bars. What do you eat that you really enjoy that helps you meet your protein goal? Thanks for the help!... Read more
So I am a very picky eater. My family never forced my into eating veggies when I was younger so now I am not a very big veggie eater. I love love love fruit, but I know I can't rely on just eating that due to the sugar.
My question is how can I... Read more
It would be so nice to be able to edit foods that I have manually entered into the food tracker. I think it would really cut down on duplicate entries. Sometimes companies change their package sizes, or nutritional values, but since there is no abi... Read more
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
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 recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars.
Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total... Read more
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