As of November 27th, 2012 HealthyAperture.com has changed site platforms and all existing users will now need to use the "Forgot Password" link on the Submit page to log in the first time. The system will assign a password to you.
To change your password, you must first login with your assigned password via the "login" link found above the social (pinterest, twitter, facebook) buttons on the home page. Once logged in, you can change your password.
No. But we do require that each submission contain at least one health or nutrition-related tag or category and encourage you to also mention these benefits within your own blog post. It not only helps the editorial team review your post for inclusion in the gallery, but more importantly helps your readers understand why they should prepare your food.
This site is not intended as a “prescription” for any one particular “diet.” Its goal is to inspire people to incorporate more healthful recipes in their daily lives. Please do keep in mind though that all submissions will be reviewed against the established nutrition criteria (see below).
Note: If you are a health professional (registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, etc.) or recipe developer with a particular area of nutrition or health-related expertise (gluten-free, etc.) we encourage you to tag that when submitting your image.
The term “healthy” can be interpreted a number of different ways. We believe that while there are no “off limits” foods in an otherwise balanced diet, this site aims to showcase dishes that are primarily based in minimally processed, whole foods and provide at least one nutritional benefit.
Note: A small percentage of the site is reserved for more indulgent, splurge-worthy recipes – in most cases, desserts. While all of these dishes must fit the criteria listed above (i.e. a reduction in calories, a recipe makeover, etc.,) inclusion to the gallery does not imply that these dishes are the basis of a healthy diet. They are considered “extra” calories and as such, should be enjoyed on a limited basis.
*This list is not exclusive criteria, but does provide a beginning framework for bloggers to consider if their post is a good fit for the site.
The abbreviations help visitors to the site quickly scan the gallery for recipes that might meet a particular dietary preference or need. We prefer that you include descriptive information about the recipe in your Title during submission (example: “Gluten-Free Cornbread”). For submissions whose title does not include this information and we feel it will help our visitors, we use the following abbreviations:
[gf] = gluten-free
[vgn] = vegan
[nsa] = no sugar (sucrose/table sugar) added
[df] = dairy-free
[wg] = 100% whole-grain
[lc] = low carbohydrate
If your image is accepted or declined, you will be notified by email.
You may also check the contents of your user gallery at any time using the following code and changing “your-username” to your actual username in the URL. http://healthyaperture.com/author/your-username/
While we try to maintain the integrity of the author’s original post title, occasionally we remove or edit words in titles if we feel there is a likely conflict over copyrighted terms, trademarks, etc., or if an inaccurate health/nutrition claim was made in the title (example: using “sugar free” for a recipe that should be labeled “no sugar added”.)
Specifically, we will reject images that contain:
All user-specific accepted submissions will be showcased on their individual gallery, which can be found at www.healthyaperture.com/author/username
Users with images posted to the site prior to 11/26/12, DO NOT have to register with the site. All usernames established prior to 11/26/12 have been transferred to the new site and should be used when submitting an image via the new password-protected submission process. The first time you visit the site after 11/26/12, you will need to use the "forgot password" function on the Submit page to retrieve & reset your password.
New users (those users who did not have images posted to the site prior to 11/26/12) should register with the site via the Submit page.
Moderation can take as little as 24 hours or up to 1 week, but we aim to review all submissions as quickly as possible.
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No. As long as the submission meets the rules for submission, original date of post does not matter.
Clicking the recipe title of any image in the gallery will take you to that image's dedicated post page on the Healthy Apeture site. On this page, you will see recommendations for similar images. You can also check the Categories page link from the navigation bar.
If you notice any of your images that were accepted & posted to site prior to 11/26/12 are no longer available, please notify us via the Contact page.
"How to" crop and export to a 250 x 250 image differs depending on what type of post processing software you use (iphoto, Aperture, Lightroom, Photoshop, etc.). Please refer to the help section of your software for guidance. If you are unable to determine how to export a square 250 x 250 image from your current post processing software, we also recommend the free, online service - Picmonkey.com, which allows you to crop to a square and specify the dimensions of the image you'd like to save.
(Note: a 250 x 250 image is square. If you are attempting to upload an image that it is NOT square, it is NOT a 250 x 250 image).
With more than 2,000 bloggers submitting content to the site, HealthyAperture.com is the only site of its kind devoted solely to healthy food blogs with high quality, visually appealing content moderated by registered dietitians. To learn more about how your brand or clients can amplify your health, nutrition and food marketing messages through the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network, please email Regan[at]HealthyAperture[dot]com.
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In 2013 Healthy Aperture launched the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network -- the first sponsored blogger network devoted solely to healthy food blogs offering high quality, visually appealing content. Participation in the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network is exclusive to our contributors and connects them with brands for a variety of opportunities, including sponsored posts, giveaways, contests, social sharing promotions and more.
To join the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network, update your profile in the "accounts" section of the site by visiting http://healthyaperture.com/account.