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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 • Posted February 1, 2012

This is a neat new feature that the USDA came up with the help us get healthier. Supertracker is an online tool where you can get a personalized nutrition and activity plan. Track what you eat and your activities to see how they stack up, and get tips and support to help you make healthy choices. Here are step by step instructions that tell you how to use it (and of course it’s free)!

Go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov.

Create a profile:

Enter information about yourself on the Create Profile page to get a personal calorie limit and food plan; register to save your data and access it any time.

Compare foods:

Check out Food-A-Pedia to look up nutrition info for over 8,000 foods and compare foods side by side.Get your plan:

View My Plan to see your daily food group targets—what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance.

Track your foods and activities:

Use Food Tracker and Physical Activity Tracker to search from a database of over 8,000 foods and nearly 800 physical activities to see how your daily choices stack up against your plan; save favorites and copy for easy entry.

Build a combo:

Try My Combo to link and save foods that you typically eat together, so you can add them to meals with one click.

Run a report:

Go to My Reports to measure progress; choose from six reports that range from a simple meal summary to an in depth analysis of food group and nutrient intakes over time.

Set a goal:

Explore My Top 5 Goals to choose up to five personal goals that you want to achieve.

Sign up for My Coach Center to get tips and support as you work toward your goals.

Track your weight:

Visit My Weight Manager to enter your weight and track progress over time; compare your weight history to trends in your calorie intake and physical activity.

Record a journal entry:

Use My Journal to record daily events; identify triggers that may be associated with changes in your health behaviors and weight.

Let me know if you find this tool helpful, or if you have any article ideas! kmpowell@tamu.edu

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