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Kid Friendly Food Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Kid Friendly Food.

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

Kid-Friendly Valentine's Day Surprises

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about chocolate and other decadent treats. Show the kids in your life how much you love them with simple, healthy snacks and heartfelt messages. They'll remember the creativity a lot longer than a ba...  Read more

Fun and Filling Lunches To-Go

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

14 Ways to Encourage Kids to Play Outdoors

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

Healthy & Fun Lunch Ideas for Kids

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

In the app, you can only select from your food gro

In the app, you can only select from your food groups, not create them. To create them, you will need to do that in your Nutrition Tracker on the website. Coach Denise...  Read more

I track my food as I'm making it or as soon as I e

I track my food as I'm making it or as soon as I eat it so I don't miss/forget anything....  Read more

Why are certain foods listed as a different calori
Updated 9/30/2015 3:10:32 PM

Why are certain foods listed as a different calorie count when I scan the barcode than what is listed on the box??...  Read more

eat more food: fruits
Updated 9/28/2015 10:08:26 PM

eat more food: fruits...  Read more

does anyone keep a food journal? my doctor suggest
Updated 9/28/2015 11:30:41 PM

does anyone keep a food journal? my doctor suggested i start one. i thought she meant food tracking but she meant discuss my feelings about food. i feel unclear about how to do a food journal and would like any advice or suggestions....  Read more

Non-Food Rewards

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

take a friend, meet a friend

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

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

Mom's Best Tips for Getting Kids in the Kitchen

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

7 Tips for Feeding Picky Kids

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

healthy kid friendly food...

4 Hello everyone, 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