Just in time to help Americans keep their New Year’s resolutions by making healthy food and physical activity choices, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released USDA’s new nutrition SuperTracker. The SuperTracker is a comprehensive, state-of- the-art resource available at ChooseMyPlate.gov designed to assist individuals as they make changes in their life to reduce their risk of chronic disease and maintain a healthy weight. The SuperTracker is a visu- ally appealing, comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource avail- able at ChooseMyPlate.gov. It is designed to assist individuals as they make changes in their life to reduce their risk of chronic disease and maintain a healthy weight. Consumers can access this free, on-line tool at anytime and can choose a variety of features to support nutrition and physical activity goals. Super- Tracker offers consumers the ability to:
- Personalize recommendations for what and how much to eat and amount of physical activity.
- Track foods and physical activity from an expanded database of foods and physical activities.
- Customize features such as goal setting, virtual coaching, weight tracking and journaling.
- Measure progress with com- prehensive reports ranging from a simple meal summary to in-depth analysis of food groups and nutrient intake over time.
- Operationalize the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines. Support family and friends by adding their individual profiles
Visit https://www.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx or access by visiting ChooseMyPlate.gov and click on the SuperTracker Button on the bottom center of the page.
PS Here is a YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzc2pi5dpH8
SuperTracker is a great tool to compare calories in with calories out, check physical activity and see food groups that are consumed compared to MyPlate.
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.