The Agriculture Department announced this week that SuperTracker, an interactive diet and activity tracking tool, reached one million registered users. SuperTracker, maintained by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), is a free online application. Users can choose from a wide variety of features ranging from quickly looking up the nutrient information for a food to in-depth diet and activity tracking. For example, users can track their vegetable intake, estimate how many calories they burn in their aerobics class, and track their weight loss over time.
SuperTracker was released less than nine months ago, making the million user milestone even more impressive. “People really love this tool,” said Dr. Robert Post, Deputy Director at CNPP, “We hear from college professors using it in their nutrition courses, parents planning family meals, individuals on a weight loss journey, and from government agencies using SuperTracker to promote worksite wellness. The interactive design brings the messages supporting the MyPlate icon to life and shows how to make small changes in dietary choices that make a big difference.”
SuperTracker is constantly updated based on user feedback. “Since its launch, we’ve worked hard to keep up with user demand,” said Sarah Chang, CNPP nutritionist. “The SuperTracker team is thrilled so many Americans are using SuperTracker to reach their personal health goals.”
Enhancements to SuperTracker are always in the works, so stay tuned. In the meantime, over one million people are taking advantage of this free tool. Are you?