- Author: Chris M. Webb
The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion has a great collection of integrated tools for people to asses their diet quality and physical activity status. The tools are designed to increase understanding of “energy balance status and enhancing the link between good nutrition and regular physical activity.”
Individual dietary assessments are provided online. Participants enter a day’s work of dietary information, click a button and an evaluation is provided within seconds. Nutritional messages, guidance and links to additional information is provided with the evaluation. To track eating and improvements users can view their data for up to one year. Charts and graphs make for easy viewing. Physical activity assessments work similarly.
It is easy to get started and the benefits received provided by a few minutes of data entry are well worth the time spent. To find out more and to begin receiving your individual assessments please visit the MyPyramid tracker website.