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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

What's your food pet peeve?
Updated 8/28/2014 10:59:44 PM

My food pet peeve (for today) is having to cut the stems off each spinach leaf when you buy fresh spinach. What's yours? 234...  Read more

HELP! Food Tracker is not working!
Updated 8/28/2014 6:03:09 PM

When I'm looking for a food, it does open the suggestion list, but then when I choose one, nothing happens - the Add menu is not opening! Also, it doesn't let me switch between Search, Recent and Favorites tabs. Luckily, I have the Android app on...  Read more

creating new foods
Updated 8/27/2014 1:48:21 PM

Hi, I am tracking with my partner, and want to create some of our go to foods, like our morning smoothie - how do I create a food in the calorie tracker that can be shared publicly, not just go into my favourites? Thanks, JB...  Read more

I'm a mom of two young kids looking for inspriatio
Updated 8/27/2014 3:22:51 AM

Hello! I'm Kat, a mother of two little ones, and I'm looking for Sparkpeople inspiration....  Read more

food shopping - not sure
Updated 8/24/2014 11:47:42 PM

Come tomorrow I am off to do my food shopping but wanted to double check my plan is ok. I have not been on a diet in a long time. My plan is breakfast will be multigrain toast or something I can take to work to eat Lunches will be salad with li...  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