USDA unveils SuperTracker online diet and exercise tool

Ready to lose weight? Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack unveiled the USDA’s SuperTracker, a federally funded free online diet and physical activity planning, assessment and analysis tool. The tool lets users track their diet, activity and weight over time. It is designed to assist individuals as they make changes in their life, help them reduce chronic disease and encourage them to maintain a healthy weight.

“Overcoming the health and nutrition challenges we face as a nation is critical and the SuperTracker provides consumers with an assortment of tools to do just that,” Vilsack said. “This easy-to-use website will help Americans at all stages of life improve their overall health and well-being as they input dietary and physical activity choices into the tool."

The online tool offers the following:

■ 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 comprehensive 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.

Watch the YouTube video featuring Administrator Vilsack to learn more.

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