Upgrades made to MyPyramid Tracker

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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WASHINGTON — Upgrades have been made to increase the speed of the MyPyramid Tracker application, according to the U.S.D.A. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

"Due to the large volume of users, MyPyramid Tracker was extremely slow," said John Webster, director of public affairs. "We had many complaints from teachers, professors and students trying to complete homework assignments."

As a result, hardware upgrades have given the site about 300% more capacity and have improved the overall performance of the application.

A new tutorial also has been added to the MyPyramid Tracker that may be used as an aid for teachers using the resource for class assignments.

There are currently 2.68 million registered users of the MyPyramid Tracker, and there is a steady increase in use each year. The U.S.D.A. said there is an increase of usage when school begins in the fall.

The MyPyramid Tracker is an on-line dietary and physical activity assessment tool that gives personalized information on diet quality and physical activity status as well as links to nutritional and physical activity information. It may be found on-line at mypyramidtracker.gov.

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