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
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
How often do you come home from a hard day, only to plop on the couch and "relax" in front of the TV? If you find it hard to escape the sights and sounds of the tube, or if watching your favorite show turns into more wasted hours than... Read more
We all know how important it is to prepare nutritious food for our children. But did you know it's equally as important that we teach our children how to prepare nutritious food for themselves?
Think about it.
When children grow into ad... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
**Sigh** Not sure why I am posting this, but today is my 42nd B-day, went to AC with my girl friends (no kids or hubby) over the weekend and ate and drank too much (don't get me wrong, had a blast!!)... Back on track yesterday, but today is my actual... Read more
we have had our life changed with the lord and listening and prayer and many people at abiding love praying, and many others for our family to be blessed, thank you . we will yet have bad days but having total faith in the lord will get us through, g... Read more
So I've heard about this "SparkPeople" thing for a while now, and a friend's involvement finally inspired me to join up. I know I do best when I track my nutritional intake - calories and ratios, not just foods - because I'm a teacher, so I lik... Read more
Hello. This is the second time for me on Sparks. I like the concept of it and the challenges. I am 57, and have two grandchildren and two more on the way. I want to get control of my weight. I have set a goal of 50 pounds to start. I have been... Read more
My husband and I have been looking after his little sister since Tuesday while his mother is out of town. It's now Friday and the only thing I have found that she would eat was tacos. She is 9 years old and bursts into tears when it comes to eating.... 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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