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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

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

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

I wish my employer had better food choices for lat
Updated 11/23/2014 1:56:39 AM

I wish my employer had better food choices for late night. You can do ok, but the true healthy choice is soup and salad, and that depends on the soup. Usually it's meat, mostly starchy vegetables, and a starch. Of course the grill is open too. Bleh....  Read more

I am on a roadtrip in a minivan full of junk food
Updated 11/22/2014 8:22:51 PM

I am on a roadtrip in a minivan full of junk food (and family). My snack of choice: 2 apples and a pear! (Brought them myself) I even passed when we stopped for lunch (fast food)... Brought my own lunch too! Yea!...  Read more

suggested food on food tracker?
Updated 11/22/2014 10:26:16 AM

I've heard that you can access suggested meals on the tracker but I don't know how to access this. Can anyone enlighten me?...  Read more

so bored with healthy food!
Updated 11/23/2014 4:25:09 AM

I have lost 30 pounds since aug. 20Th. But my issue is i pretty much eat the same thing everyday! I am a very very picky eater, iv tried a couple different recipes but it seems like i always gravitate towards the same foods everyday. Then ill have a...  Read more

What food contributes the most to fat?
Updated 11/22/2014 7:47:49 AM

A new user. I see the reports, very good. Fat shows high on some days. Is there a means to check whats food(s) are contributing the most to the excessive fat that day/week/month? Or to cholesterol?...  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