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Keeping Track of Food, Calorie & Fitness Just Got Easier


Calories, nutrients in food, physical activity and more can all be tracked using new online tool

Have you been eating more fruits and vegetables lately? If so you can credit the USDA and its private sector partners for getting out the message to "Make half your plate fruits and vegetables." That campaign began in September 2011 following the release of the ChooseMyPlate icon, designed to help reshape the nations eating habits.  

Now it's time to take it up a notch. 

From January through April 2012 the key message is "Enjoy your food, but eat less."  I love the message because it reinforces the fact that eating is meant to be enjoyed – not something we hear too often from a government program!

The best part about this new campaign is that it comes with a great line up of online tools to help you plan and keep track of your food, fitness and health. It's called SuperTracker and includes:

  • Food-A-Pedia – Includes over 8000 foods you can look up to see their nutrient content and make comparisons to other food
  • Food Tracker – Lets you enter the foods you eat each day to track your intake and compare it to your nutrition goals
  • Physical Activity Tracker – Lets you enter your daily activities and tracks your progress
  • My Weight Manager – Get weight management guidance by entering of your weight and tracking your progress
  • My Top 5 Goals – Select your personal health goals then sign in for tips and support from a virtual coach
  • My Reports – Get reports to see progress towards goals and trends over time 

All you have to do is login and create a personal profile to take advantage of all these valuable tools and resources. I can't think of a better way to learn how to "enjoy your food, but eat less." 

See my related post: Weight Control, Healthy Diet and Fitness Are All a Numbers Game