Sunday, January 6, 2008

We can learn a lot from Uncle Buck

Nutrition has Just Gone High Tech

This website is designed to allow you to select the products you eat and compare that to the activity you engage in. The food intake section has a listing of commercial and generic products that you select. Then you choose a serving size and number of servings. It will output the complete nutritional information for the food you consume.

You compare this to a just as extensive listing of physical activity to get daily totals.

The site has this description:

MyPyramid Tracker is an online dietary and physical activity assessment tool that provides information on your diet quality, physical activity status, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient and physical activity information.

The Food Calories/Energy Balance feature automatically calculates your energy balance by subtracting the energy you expend from physical activity from your food calories/energy intake. Use of this tool helps you better understand your energy balance status and enhances the link between good nutrition and regular physical activity.

Keep track of your energy balance history and view it up to one year. MyPyramid Tracker translates the principles of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other nutrition standards developed by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. Click here for a NEW tutorial on MyPyramid Tracker.

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