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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

What one thing do you do when you go out to eat?
Updated 12/24/2014 12:25:02 PM

I eat breakfast out mostly, and when I do I order and box half of what I order. That way I can save by having two meals. I add my calories to my tracker faithfully. Merry Christmas,...  Read more

Vent: Being healthy is so much more expensive than
Updated 12/21/2014 9:48:44 PM

Vent: Being healthy is so much more expensive than being unhealthy! I'm just a broke college kid and $10 a week used to be more than enough to feed me! Today I spent $30 for my weekly groceries. $30!!! That's a lot out of a $100 weekly check....  Read more

I want to eat right, but all of the healthy foods
Updated 12/21/2014 5:34:21 PM

I want to eat right, but all of the healthy foods and snacks that I like to eat are too expensive. I also have epilepsy. I didn't acquire it until after I got baptized at the age of 17. I'm doing Situps 30 in the morning & none at night It's not eno...  Read more

I was never forced to eat veggies growing up. So n
Updated 12/21/2014 9:24:41 AM

I was never forced to eat veggies growing up. So now I just hate them. All of them except lettuce. What should I do? V8 juice?!...  Read more

The nurse practitioner told me to eat LESS than 12
Updated 12/21/2014 2:12:52 AM

The nurse practitioner told me to eat LESS than 1200 calories a day. I think that is too low. What do you all think?...  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





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