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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

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

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

Ideas for healthy camping foods
Updated 8/24/2016 12:46:22 PM

Hi there all, I'm planning a camping trip in September, and was wondering if anyone could suggest some healthy foods that travel well and are easy to cook for camping. Preferably dairy free, or easily made dairy free (i.e. just don't add the che...  Read more

So proud of myself!!! Been eating clean and exerci
Updated 8/17/2016 11:15:58 PM

So proud of myself!!! Been eating clean and exercising, 8 dats in im down 2 pounds!!!...  Read more

Ugh. I don't know what is wrong with me. I ate coo
Updated 8/17/2016 11:06:57 PM

Ugh. I don't know what is wrong with me. I ate cookies after dinner. Those choices will not help with my weight loss....  Read more

Been a rough week. All I want to do is eat. Hangin
Updated 8/18/2016 8:28:39 AM

Been a rough week. All I want to do is eat. Hanging on by my fingernails but at least I'm still hanging! 😜 Staying within my calorie range is a big victory today!...  Read more

I am so guilty. I hadn't eaten yet, I was on my wa
Updated 8/17/2016 8:42:58 PM

I am so guilty. I hadn't eaten yet, I was on my way to the grocery store. So, I wouldn't buy junk, I stopped at stake n shake. Now, I don't have the energy to do the workout that I missed because I went shopping. However, the shake was great...  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

Choose Fruit not Dessert

Ever since I was a child, instead of dessert, my family would have fruits- either split 2 pieces of fruit such as pears, mangoes, peaches or apples between the four of us or we would each get a handful of grapes or half a banana. It was the perfect a...  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

Parent's Diet Might Not Influence Child's Choices

When you look at all of the information out there regarding children's eating habits, it's enough to make your head spin. As parents, you should do this, but don't do that. As an example to your kids, you should eat this, but don't ea...  Read more