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
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
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
I've been watching my food intake since Wednesday, and Thursday I took a 3 mile walk. Friday was a vigorous workout in the morning and a mile walk in the afternoon. I'm also doing an Ab challenge for 24 days. Hoping to lose 2 lbs a week, 40 by Jan!... Read more
If you're looking to lose weight, look no further! Cut out all refined sugars from your diet and I can promise you you will lose weight. Continue it for over a month and you won't be craving anymore. You'll focus better and feel better too!... 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
You've all heard that it is easier to resist junk food if you don't have it at home. But let's take this one step further : Don't even let yourself go down the junk food and sweets isles at the store. Don't look at it, don't linger by it, browsing ov... 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
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
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
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