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
Father’s Day is a unique opportunity for dads and kids to step outside the norm, learn a bit more about each other and have some fun in the process. Here is a list of activities for fathers to do with their sons and daughters on Father’s... 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
Don't write our American children off, and those identifying with pushy "Tiger Moms" and the more laid-back "Swedish Moms" and happy-go-lucky "Dolphin Dads", take note:
South Korea seems to get great math students spending at a bargain price per... Read more
Junk food and carb hangovers are what I call the "day after " --when I overindulge in junk food and sweets --the headache, the being cranky, the restlessness, just a few reasons ---it just isn't worth it !! Just sticking to eating fruits and veggies... Read more
An earlier post about passing on fast food had a poster who said that with her 4 kids it was hard some times to say no to "junk foods".
Thinking about all of the brilliant people on here and how I'm sure many of you have come up with healthy alt... 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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