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Food database editing sinnot1946 — Jun 13, 2018 11:25PM PDT

Please advise how the entered foods in the food lists can be edited as some have incorrect wording - thank you.

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Jun 14, 2018 08:33AM PDT

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. To correct an inaccurate entry, log into the website at https://www.myfitnesspal.com/. Mobile app users should log in using the same username and password they use in the app.
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Once you’ve logged in, click the “Food” tab, then “Database.”

Search for the food item and click on it in the search results, then click the item’s “Edit” button. (Please note that foods entered by the MyFitnessPal Staff cannot be edited by users).

On the next screen you can update the incorrect information. Make sure you click the green “Save Changes” button when you have finished.

When you edit an item in the database, you are effectively creating a new food item. If you have logged the original item in the past, the “version” visible in your Most Used or Frequent list is likely the original version. Adding the item from those shortcut lists will add the original values to your diary. For best results, add the item from your “My Foods” list to ensure you are logging the edited version.

Currently in our mobile apps, many of these features are not yet available – you can’t view how many times an item has been confirmed, or edit items to provide the correct information. We hope to add these features in the future, along with additional methods to ensure that our nutritional information is both accurate and complete.

All the best,
Bruce
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