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Food For Kid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food For Kid.

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Is Gluten-Free the Way to Be?

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

SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

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

Healthy School Lunches Kids Will Actually Eat

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

Expert Solutions: Overweight Kids

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

Help Your Kids Love Their Bodies

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

Love John Oliver on Misleading Food Ads
Updated 8/19/2014 11:42:13 AM

As smart as I am about healthy choices in the supermarket, I still get drawn into looking at products that advertise the words: Natural...Heart Healthy...smart choice...antioxidant...and...of course...low-fat. That's why watching John Oliver'...  Read more

Food tracker??
Updated 8/18/2014 1:33:47 PM

Been trying to figure out how to put my food tracker on my spark page,can't seem to add it !! Have looked to make sure it's not blocked for any reason!!! What am I doing wrong??? Allie 24...  Read more

what's the most delicious food you enjoyed today?
Updated 8/20/2014 2:54:47 PM

Food was meant to be enjoyed! What was your favorite meal or snack for today? I had a delicious tuna salad sandwich! It had almonds, cranberries, celery, boiled eggs, and tomatoes in it! Yummy!!!...  Read more

Frozen fish sticks along w/ other processed foods
Updated 8/19/2014 11:44:22 AM

After eating healthy for a while now, I have a taste for healthier foods, and the processed stuff doesn't appeal to me as much. But I just had some frozen fish sticks and now my stomach hurts, not only because of what's in the actually food, but even...  Read more

Not able to add a new food to my Nutrition
Updated 8/17/2014 7:17:08 PM

I have been trying for several days to add a food I'm not able to find on the my trackers list of food. I have not had any problems, except when trying to add a new food. Are you aware of any issues?...  Read more

clean plates

I have stopped eating the food my kids leave on their plates by scraping them straight into our dog's bowl....  Read more

Kids plate/utensil illusion

I've been using kids plates and utensils to give the illusion of more food, especially kids spoon for ice cream, 1/2c. seems to go on forever!...  Read more

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

Healthy Diet Makes for a Healthy Brain

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

Fast Food for Kids: They're Still Marketing and We're Still Buying

For most American children, fast food is a regular part of their day. Whether they are eating it or seeing ads for it on T.V., fast food part of the routine. And according to a new survey, children are seeing more ads and are eating it more than ev...  Read more