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
Let's face it. Kids are hard to please, especially when it comes to food. It's not uncommon to constantly deal with picky eaters and wee ones who want the same thing over and over and over again, and snack ideas are sometimes challenging to d... 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
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
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), adults aren't the only ones at risk for heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases—kids are too. More and more children of all ages are overweight than ever before. As a result... Read more
I am about to be 46. Recently diagnosed with prediabetes and high chlosyeral again have 6 kids 7 grandkids my 10 year old has epilepsy and has put on a lot of weight so I am hoping that if I change she will know she can.... Read more
I am really struggling in the afternoon, 3:30-5. I seem to be craving everything and nothing satisfies. I plow through my pantry, some choices are not that bad, but I eat a lot, Then I lose my calories for dinner. any suggestions would be great.... Read more
I'm doing a boot camp twice a week. I wouldn't call it hard core, but it isn't a walk in the park either. We are constantly moving and I'm dripping sweat during the first set, not to mention that we have three sets to go! I need to know what I cou... 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
Recently discovered this downloadable free eCookbook that contains 40 Healthy Snack recipes. Go to: http://www.favediets.com/Snacks/The-Ultima te-List-of-Healthy-Snacks-40-Healthy-S nack-Recipes-Free-eCookbook... Read more
My kids have their own cuboard in the kitchen where they keep sugary snacks,its so easy not to eat anything from there when your an adult isnt it? We all ate sugary snacks when we were kids didnt we?Now most of us realize we cant be slim and healthy... Read more
My oldest child has always been a great eater. She’s very active and has a big appetite. She’s willing to try new foods (within reason) and is always asking when the next meal or snack is being served. She’s a heal... Read more
I have 3 kids with completely different personalities, but one thing is for sure—they’re all messy eaters. Like most moms, cleaning up after their mess becomes never-ending and frustrating. There are several things I do to make snacking l... Read more
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