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
It’s Sunday night and, like millions of workers and students across the land, you’re once again rummaging through a cluttered refrigerator looking for something appetizing to pack for tomorrow’s lunch. Or worse, it’s Mond... Read more
We believe that all parents want what is best for their children. We also know that our world is changing more quickly than ever before, and sometimes we are swept into new lifestyles before we realize it. Who would have imagined 30 years ago that we... Read more
Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may... Read more
One-quarter of Americans are obese. Sixty percent live a sedentary lifestyle. And this generation of kids is the first generation since 1900 that may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The health of America, the world’s richest... Read more
I am not sure why, but every time I do a new search for a food to track, I have to go out of the search window, then back in to be able to get the list. How am I supposed to properly search? I have a Samsung Galaxy S4.... Read more
Hello everyone. I think I joined SparkPeople in 2012, and forgot about it quickly afterwards. I am a stay at home mom with three kids - 6, 3, and 15 months. I'm always busy and always putting myself last. I love to eat and have no willpower! I also h... Read more
reading the article on "nothing ever changes if we don't change" made me think "why" do i overeat? maybe its my moms fault for feeding me till i was stuffed as a baby because they feared we would die if they didn't feed us properly? i need to forgive... Read more
I've been using SparkGoodies as non-food rewards for non-scale AND scale victories. I usually pick out a gold star and list why I'm giving it to myself in the comment section. This keeps me from rewarding myself with food!... Read more
i live in a military community that offers a child's room where you can work out AND watch your kids. i either bring friends with kids, or try to make friends there, knowing that it is a comfortable environment makes it easier to want to show up and... Read more
Turn cooking into a family affair by promoting your kids to assistant chefs. Here are some quick and easy ways to get them involved.Help them plan. Let your children create the menu. Teach them how to plan a balanced meal. Plan around what's in s... Read more
Getting kids to eat healthy has become the Mount Everest of parenthood. Every day is a rocky, uphill battle with daily obstacles thwarting parents’ best intentions: bake sales, kiddie menus, birthday parties and vending machines are everywhere.... Read more
I am looking for some healthy lunch and snack ideas for my son to take to school. I'm not clueless, but I am sure salads and fruits are going to get boring real fast for him. I guess I am lucky since my whole family enjo... Read more
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