SkipThePie.org Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get my photo to appear in SkipThePie comments?
Visit Gravatar.com, create an account and add a profile image. SkipThePie will automatically pick up your gravatar profile image for any comments you post.
Where does SkipThePie's data come from?
SkipThePie uses the United States Department of Agriculture's Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. We use the 2010 version of this database which is the newest version and is called SR23.
Why is SkipThePie better than other nutritional websites?
- Our data is the most current on the Web. Several other nutritional sites use old data from USDA SR21 which was published in 2008. Our data is the most current USDA data available from 2010 and we are constantly updating our nutritional database as new data is published.
- We provide pre-written citations to include in your academic paper or blog entry for every ingredient and food we publish.
- We provide an ingredient comparison engine.
- We provide a graphical amino acid analysis for each food that shows how complete a protein source each food is.
- We provide an image version of all our nutritional labels for all foods. You are free to embed or print these labels.
- Over 80% of our ingredients have photos and we are constantly updating our image database.
- Each food contains additional analysis including how long it would take to burn the calories for that food.
- Our site is not cluttered with ads and promotions and you don't need to register to access any of our data.
Why doesn't SkipThePie.org have any ads?
SkipThePie.org is a volunteer project that we hope will encourage a greater interest in healthy nutrition. The site is funded by donations and we hope to keep it ad free for as long as possible.
How can I cite SkipThePie.org as a source when quoting nutritional information in a blog entry or paper?
Every food and ingredient on SkipThePie has a pre-written citation available in APA and MPA format. Click the link at the top of the page to access pre-written citations for that food's nutritional data. If you are using a text editor, cut and paste the black citation text into your editor. If you are editing an HTML page, cut and paste the HTML that we provide into your editor and presto! Please note that all dates we generate for citations are in the GMT (UTC or Zulu) time zone.
Who runs SkipThePie.org?
SkipThePie.org is run by a group of volunteers who are passionate about nutrition. We are seasoned Internet entrepreneurs and have launched and run some of the Web's most popular sites.
How do I contact SkipThePie.org?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.