It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
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
I'm curious about how others use their food/calorie tracker.
I've very busy and I mentally plan most of my meals the day before, with healthy foods I already have in the house. And after each meal or snack I have, I add it to my tracker.
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I have 3 kids, 1 newborn. I have 2 more months until the gym will watch my baby in the nursery! My gym workouts are done on the weekends and in the week I try to fit in a 3 mile run when husband can get home during the week.... Read more
I’ll admit that I’m very particular when it comes to the foods my kids eat. I’ve learned not to be too restrictive, because it’s important how to teach them to make their own choices and how to incorporate treats and oth... Read more
Providing my kids with a healthy diet is one of my top priorities as a mom. Honestly, I cringe when I hear about how much fast food and junk some of my daughter's 4-year-old friends eat on a daily basis. We know that quality food helps kids develop... Read more
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