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600,000 more foods available in search! Search shared foods

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Hi everyone

We launched an improvement to our "Add a Food" page yesterday where you can now search foods shared by other members right from the main search page. As a reminder, when members manually enter a food into their tracker they have the option to share with other members. Please note that these foods are not checked by SparkPeople.

There are two ways to search our shared foods:
1) On the lower right of our Add a Food page you will see a button to select titled "Search foods shared by other members"
2) If you run a normal food search and we don't find any results, we'll automatically search our shared foods.

So you can tell the difference, all shared foods will have a member's username next to the name of the food.

Our main food database has around 10,000 foods, while our shared food count is currently at around 600,000 foods. So this should be very helpful to find new foods on the market, more unique foods, international foods, and more!
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