These days, busy work schedules, kid’s sports practice, meetings and household chores seem to leave little time for preparing a meal at home. It’s no surprise that the restaurant industry’s share of the “food dollar” is... Read more
With a plethora of health resources available these days, it can be hard to know where to look for reliable, accurate and useful information. When it comes to raising healthy kids in an increasingly unhealthy world, where do you start? Coach Nicole r... Read more
Vacation season is here! You deserve a break, after spending the last few months becoming a fitter, healthier you, right? While vacation is a time to relax and take a break from work, stress, and the usual routine, it shouldn’t be a break from... Read more
Believe it or not, the nutritional needs of children have not changed in the last 20 years. However, the world they live in certainly has. It is quite a different childhood experience for kids and teens, with fast food restaurants on every corner, bi... Read more
We eat in our cars, at our desks, on the go, in front of the TV. We eat drive-thru, take-out, delivered, packaged and prepared meals. Why? Because it fits our not-enough-time-in-the-day lifestyles. Our food matches our lives.
Well, I'm certa... Read more
I keep a food journal, in which I list what I ate by grams. When looking up calories and nutrition for new foods, I find that the portions listed don't always make sense. Example: This morning I ate 29 grams of an Albertsons Cinnamon Roll with Cre... Read more
I have been on SparkPeople for a couple of years. I see you have a teen SparkPeople, but no pre-teen. What about having a Pre-teen SparkPeople. My grandson has been in health classes at his school and I have been teaching him everything I can,... Read more
I thought this was a great article: Food Labels Have Gotten Out Of Control, And Now We Hate Shopping. There is nothing so defeating as buying and consuming something you thought was helping you get fit and healthy and then realizing it's packed with... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. CDC sets food allergy guidelines for schools For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are providing schools with guidelines on how to deal with... Read more
The American Dietetic Association conducted a survey this year to evaluate people's attitudes about nutrition and physical activity and found a variety of interesting statistics. One interesting finding was that today 46 percent of those intervie... Read more
I have an idea that I can't quite figure out how to put into effect. I am concerned about childhood obesity. I realize there are a lot of causes, but i think kids (as much as adults) need to learn about what healthy portions really look like... e.g... Read more
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