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
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
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
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
Used to use Body Media. Very accurate, easy to use. Didnt like how I had to wear it on upper arm. Heard people using fitbit. Just bought the fb. flex Not liking don't feel its very accurate. Seem to track steps with arm movement. Any thoughts?... Read more
I don't shop for junk food, and my husband knows this. If he wants junk food, he has to go get it himself. Luckily, his go-to noshes are stuff I don't like, so I don't want them. I've gotten him to swap ranch chips for carrots and ranch dressing.... Read more
Anyone else have an issue with eating too many sweets and breads? I can't seem to find the strength to say "no" to them and they are getting me into trouble! I love food and I love to eat, doesn't matter my emotional state, I just love to eat! Any... Read more
TAWHITE: Bring your own delicious food! I pack lots of fruit and healthy snacks for when I'm at work to keep from being derailed by the vending machine down the hall. Maybe see if your coworkers want to join your healthy journey, too.... 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
Try to stay away from the supposed "healthy" processed food. Instead, grill up some onions, tritip steak, red bell peppers, chicken, and zuccini for something truly healthy, but still with that amazing flavor.Food that does contain chemicals is SO ha... 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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