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
One problem I'm having with tracking my food on sparkpeople, I cook. There is no way I can see to enter my recipes. I made a faux potato chowder yesterday and can't track it. It was my first attempt and it tasted like baked potato soup.... Read more
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I'm Amber -- Natural born Texan, musician, sports chick & just plain rowdy. Joined SparkPeople to gain some friends to keep me motivated on my journey to becoming more awesome.
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I'm 33 with 3 kids (2,4,7) am trying really hard to get back down to my previous weight of a very fit 165. Am losing inches like crazy but not weight. I'm down to my previous size but would like the weight loss too.
HELP!!!... 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
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
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