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Children Healthy Eating Habits Resources

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

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

When Mom & Dad Diet: Talking to Kids About Weight Loss

It's a philosophy that's repeated time and time again: Healthy habits start at home. And it's true—taking steps towards positive lifestyle changes in the pursuit of weight loss and overall health in the home are among the most rewar...  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

#firstpost I started eating healthy and exercising
Updated 6/18/2016 11:35:57 PM

#firstpost I started eating healthy and exercising more this week I have gotten boyfriend and daughter involved so far so good I've lost 5 pounds but I know that's just water weight but have high hopes for us....  Read more

I am a first time person if eating healthy and wor
Updated 6/18/2016 11:36:57 PM

I am a first time person if eating healthy and working out :) today has been my first day of portioning and I already see quite a journey but I'm so excited to start!! #firstpost...  Read more

I'm almost 2 weeks in the gym and healthy eating ,
Updated 6/19/2016 11:41:50 AM

I'm almost 2 weeks in the gym and healthy eating , still I see no changes based on what the scale is showing. But my updated measurements show the opposite. I really hope my weight starts going down. Almost a month is over and I see no changes....  Read more

I was so proud of myself. Eating well,drinking wat
Updated 6/18/2016 10:58:45 PM

I was so proud of myself. Eating well,drinking water & exercising. Lost 25 lbs. Now I just tore my Achilles tendon and using crutches and taking meds. I am not sure how to keep from gaining weight back. It is very hard not being able to do very much....  Read more

Ate at taco Bell for dinner with my friends. Was t
Updated 6/18/2016 8:45:14 PM

Ate at taco Bell for dinner with my friends. Was totally unprepared and ate too much. Also didn't realize my choices were supreme. Didn't really have lunch today either, so that didn't help. Oh well. Sometimes it happens....  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


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