America's Largest Weight Loss Site Introduces Healthy Recipes iPad App

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"The Facebook of Weight Loss" Now Provides Food & Fitness Tracker, Healthy Recipes Apps on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and iPad, America's largest weight loss website and one of the most active healthy lifestyle and food sites drawing more than 7 million unique visitors in March 2011, announced that it has launched a Healthy Recipes App for the iPad. The app rounds out SparkPeople's mobile offerings, which now provide both SparkPeople's Food & Fitness Tracker and its Healthy Recipes App across all four major mobile platforms: iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and iPad.

The SparkPeople Healthy Recipes iPad App offers access to over 300,000 user-submitted recipes on, SparkPeople’s healthy recipes site. It also offers hundreds of original healthy recipes, makeover recipes, cooking videos and technique videos by Chef Meg Galvin, SparkPeople's healthy cooking expert and one of just 20 female World Master Chefs globally. Users can browse recipes by cuisine, dietary needs and course, email recipes to friends, and view full nutritional info., which drew more than 2 million unique visitors in March 2011, is one of America's largest healthy recipe sites.

"Providing free mobile nutrition and fitness tools and healthy recipes reflects SparkPeople's commitment to empowering people to lead healthier lives and enjoy their food no matter where they are. The rounding out of our mobile platform with the iPad Healthy Recipes App is another milestone in our efforts to continue to help millions of people spark their lives and reach their goals," said Chris Downie, Founder and CEO of SparkPeople, which was called "The Facebook of Weight Loss," "The Facebook of Dieting" and "The Online Program that Works" by, Fortune and Good Housekeeping, respectively, in 2010.    

Headquartered in Cincinnati, is a multi-platform media and technology company with a network of leading health, fitness and food websites and mobile applications. Its mission is to spark millions of people to reach their goals. SparkPeople is employee-owned, with one outside minority investor, AOL Founder Steve Case. With over ten million members in more than 100 countries, SparkPeople's websites, which are free to join, include,,,, and SparkPeople's unique visitors rose above 7 million in March 2011 (Google Analytics) and registered a record 3.6 million on comScore, up 56 percent year-over-year. In Q1 2011, SparkPeople attracted an average of more than 300,000 new members a month through its websites and mobile applications. SparkPeople's Founder and CEO Chris Downie's 2010 book, "The Spark," was a New York Times bestseller and was released in paperback in December 2010. "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose The Weight" by Chef Meg Galvin will be published by Hay House in October 2011.


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