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Portion Control For Kids Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Portion Control For Kids.

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How to Quit Your Job as Short-Order Cook

Most busy parents have put in at least a few shifts as (unpaid) short-order cooks. When time is in short supply and the kids wrinkle their noses at the "icky" casserole you’ve prepared, it can be tempting to heat up some chicken strip...  Read more

The Healthy Vacation Guide

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

7 Tactics for Talking to Kids' Healthy Habit Saboteurs

There's a meme that's been making the internet rounds, and most parents can probably relate: In all seriousness, it can be super frustrating when you work hard to establish healthy habits at home, only to have a well-meaning...  Read more

Why a Fast-Food Nation Needs a Slow-Food Movement

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

Tune In to a Healthier You

 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

Walking program with kids
Updated 9/29/2016 3:41:13 PM

Help me think this through? Does this sound like a plan of sorts? I'm trying to do two things at once. I want to go for a walk, ideally following an actual walking program, but at least just getting out the door, moving, enjoying the scenery, an...  Read more

Bad day yesterday. My cravings took control of me.
Updated 9/29/2016 5:17:22 PM

Bad day yesterday. My cravings took control of me. I ate so many bad foods. Guess I am making up for all those days that I was sick, and couldn't keep anything down. :(...  Read more

Coaching tip: Do I suffer from portion distortion? Yep! Absolutely. I guess Is better keep my measu
Updated 9/29/2016 10:24:32 AM

Coaching tip: Do I suffer from portion distortion? Yep! Absolutely. I guess Is better keep my measuring cups handy....  Read more

I am just starting out. I'm 36, a mom of 3 kids (2 from my body and 1 of my ❤️) and wife of an a
Updated 9/27/2016 9:03:01 PM

I am just starting out. I'm 36, a mom of 3 kids (2 from my body and 1 of my ❤️) and wife of an amazing trucker. I began in August with walking/running and trying to eat right. I just joined the gym and learned that weight training is key! #firstp...  Read more

Good day today. Feeling in control and like I am r
Updated 9/26/2016 7:03:38 PM

Good day today. Feeling in control and like I am really on the right path towards success. I can do this....  Read more

Enjoy your weekend

Eat healthy and limit calories all week and eat what you want on the weekend, with portion control, on the weekend or holidays.Eat healthy and limit calories all week and eat what you want on the weekend, with portion control, on the weekend or holid...  Read more

Portion control

i like to use small bowls and plates for portion control it helps me control my portions30...  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

What You Need to Know about Kids' Food Allergies

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

Nutrition Year in Review 2011

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

Portion Control for Kids

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