USDA’s Online Tool to Track Your Diet, Weight, and Exercise
Facebook isn’t the only online phenomenon to reach more than one million users in less than a year of launching. The USDA’s SuperTracker, which launched only eleven months ago, is an interactive, online tool that currently helps 1.5 million consumers eat more healthfully, manage their weight, and reach their physical activity goals. SuperTracker is part of the www.ChooseMyPlate.gov website and allows the consumer to create a personal profile, diet, and physical activity plan. A new feature, allows users to set their own personal calorie level to meet their weight loss goal. Once they’ve checked out the SuperTracker site, then you can suggest your patients sign a "contract" with a friend to help establish their healthy new lifestyle — see this week’s Tool for Your Practice for more details.