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Add a My Food. csusbrown — Jun 12, 2018 09:36AM PDT

How do I add a my food. The directions on this site do not work.

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Jun 12, 2018 09:43AM PDT

Hello,

The “My Foods” list displays foods that you have added to the food database. If locally produced, homemade, or unusual foods are not already in our database, you can add them yourself to make MyFitnessPal’s database more complete.
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Adding New Foods to your Individual Database – Website

Click “Add a food to our database” below the search results. Type in the brand name of the product. (If there is no brand because to item is produce, you can type “Fresh” or “Generic”) Type in the name of the item in the description field Click the green Continue button Follow the rest of the prompts to save item Adding New Foods to the Public Database – Website

​When you create a new food on the website, you can help us to grow our database by electing to share your food with other members. We’ll review your submission and add it to the MyFitnessPal database for everyone to use. If you do decide to share your food, please do your best to ensure that the information you provide is complete and accurate.

Please note that foods you elect to share publicly can not be deleted from your My Foods list at a later time, as other users may be relying on these items by then. Publicly shared food items “belong” to the last user to edit or update them. Finally, if you wish to share food with the public database, you must do so at the time of creation. It is not possible to share an existing personal food with the public database, later.

Hope this helps to clarify,
Maximiliano
MyFitnessPal Staff

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