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
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
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
I have stubbornly refused to track my food, but this site/app makes it so easy and I am holding myself accountable, yay! We had food at work today and I was able to only take a spoonful of what I wanted to try, so I could save for dinner... Read more
Thank yew, thank yew! We've done shopping now, so I have a lot more food options, so I can try some of your ideas. However, blueberries and strawberries are hard to get right now without getting them in syrup. Btw, my profile is now up.... Read more
What is everyone's best food trick? For me I have always had salt cravings that I used to take care of with chips. Now I put hot sauce on what I'm eating (awesome on eggs!) And the craving goes away.... Read more
Although I am faithful in tracking food and exercise, I have fallen away from the other tools in SP. I can tell, too. I need to utilize everything for a well rounded successful experience. Grateful for SP!... 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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