Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add... Read more
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but lunch runs a close second. Studies have shown that children who eat a well-balanced lunch often do better in school and are more alert. It can be difficult enough to get your child to eat rig... Read more
Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not... Read more
Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200... Read more
Let's face it. Kids are hard to please, especially when it comes to food. It's not uncommon to constantly deal with picky eaters and wee ones who want the same thing over and over and over again, and snack ideas are sometimes challenging to d... Read more
I have been tracking my food for so long that when I don't have access to spark people I'll start adding up calories in my head lolol. I think about what I'm eating all the time even when I try not to care. I always car about my health... Read more
Hi - Tracking your food on SparkPeople can really help you keep track of where those calories are coming from. That might help you identify some areas where you can improve. Best wishes! You can do it!... Read more
I find what helps me a lot is inputting the foods I'm going to eat the next day into sp and prepare all of what I will eat at work that day the night before. Then I'm good to go and know what to eat for dinner to finish up my daily goals.... Read more
If you need to prepare a snack for young kids in school or whatever, try this: Get some paper muffin cups (sometimes you can find themed ones), fill them with grapes, sliced-up strawberries, blueberries and/or a pinch of dried cranberries/raisins.... Read more
I spend more and more time worrying about the little things, when I should really look at what I have. Two great kids, who are my biggest motivators to eat better, do more and relax and play games with them. I keep finding myself wondering what I wou... Read more
Fibromyalgia is an often painful and lonely experience; and we hope that having friends makes things a little easier and life seem a little better. Please join us in encouraging one another... Read more
As the mother of two small children, I work hard to provide them with healthy, home-cooked meals. I like to make batches of food I know they enjoy and freeze it for those nights when I'm short on time or just don't feel like cooking dinner. Last ni... Read more
In summertime, many of us moms feel like the kid in "Home Alone"--or at least we feel like making that face! The kids are hot, hungry, and tired, and so am I! What do I feed them that is healthy and quick. It only adds to the drama if you... Read more
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