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Children Healthy Eating Habits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Children Healthy Eating Habits.

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More Reason to Get Fit Before Pregnancy

According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant. Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and...  Read more

Take a Good Look at Your Child's Weight

Today so many people are overweight or obese that it is sometimes viewed as the norm. This is making it difficult for parents to recognize whether their own child has a weight problem. A recent study surveyed the parents of almost 300...  Read more

SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Overweight Kids

Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not...  Read more

Make Family Mealtime More Pleasant

As a parent, your days are probably pretty stressful. You get the older kids off to school, run errands, keep the household running smoothly, and maintain your career. At the end of a hard day, you just want to relax and spend some quality time with...  Read more

going to make this work this time trying to eat he
Updated 5/17/2015 1:52:08 PM

going to make this work this time trying to eat healthy stepped on the scale the other day and was not a happy camper...  Read more

So I have a really bad habit of binging in the aft
Updated 5/16/2015 8:40:44 PM

So I have a really bad habit of binging in the afternoon. Any suggestions on how to stop?...  Read more

What foods do you eat that contain a lot of fiber?
Updated 5/18/2015 4:27:35 PM

Hello everyone: I am curious to see what types of food everyone eats to get their fiber intake. I know of many things that contain fiber such as broccoli, almonds, whole grains, etc. but I am wondering if maybe there are foods I don't know about th...  Read more

Things I like about getting healthier
Updated 5/16/2015 7:06:07 PM

1. Feeling better 2. Losing weight 3. Fitting into my skinnier clothes 4. Sleep better 5. Making better eating habits so I can hopefully prevent illness and live longer 6. Have more energy 7. This challenge is giving my husband and I some...  Read more

What did I actually eat today?
Updated 5/22/2015 5:29:29 AM

I have been doing a food journal type blog on my Spark page for about 4 weeks and (a) found it very useful for my own accountability and (b) found that comments soon dropped off as people got bored with it! I don't really want comments, but I DO wan...  Read more

How to avoid "sabotage" snacking

Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If...  Read more

Today

To stay on track with eating healthy on a daily basis, I tell myself "Today is the first day of my new eating habits"....  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Is Your Kid's Weight Normal?

 Help your children (and yourself) maintain a healthy attitude toward food and fitness. Expert Q&As  Q. My son comes home from school and heads straight for the sofa—and video games. How can I get him to be more active?&...  Read more

Can Water Fountains Help Fight Obesity?

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that installing water fountains in schools can have a direct impact on childhood obesity rates. Surprised? The study, conducted in Germany, involved 2 groups of second and third graders. The fi...  Read more