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
What do you guys do when there's a big difference in different listings on calories for specific items? I mostly eat whole foods and have this problem a lot! I usually just go with the highest if they aren't too far apart, but I'm kind of uptight abo... Read more
Can I vent for a moment? It's been hard caring for my kids 24/7. Dad works a lot. My mom was a big help but she lives over 2k miles away now. The kids wear me down so much it's affecting my gym time and I'm stress eating. Mama needs a break!!... 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
I like free food. Most of it that followed me home today is healthy. CSA isn't free, but the person I'm splitting it with me didn't want much of her part today. Score for more veggies!
On the other hand, when someone else wanted to give me a... Read more
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