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
How do you guys deal with food when sick? I have a harsh stomach flu and can't keep anything down. I'm on crackers, brother and canned ginger ale (which is the only kind in town and sadly more sugar than ginger)... Read more
Also, start slow. Start by not getting fast food and sugary drinks. Or if that is too hard, get what you would normally order, but jno fries. Then, after a week, move on to trim other things out, and adding good stuff.... Read more
It's very time-consuming to plough through the numerous (mostly nutritionally incomplete) entries 'shared' by other members when I'm looking for simple, generic items--like chicken breast or fruit.
Time was when the SP basic entries came first,... 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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