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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

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

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

Question: i love hummus and I eat a small portion
Updated 10/22/2014 10:34:19 AM

Question: i love hummus and I eat a small portion of it everyday for a snack, but I eat it with a handful of pretzels. Is that okay? Or should I try and stop with the pretzels?...  Read more

Finding it very difficult lately to be healthy in
Updated 10/22/2014 10:34:17 AM

Finding it very difficult lately to be healthy in general. With working and college it's easier to just grab an unhealthy snack rather than a healthy one. I have a wedding in January so have something to motivate me now!...  Read more

I eat as healthy as possible. Cutting out most eve
Updated 10/22/2014 7:33:02 AM

I eat as healthy as possible. Cutting out most everything I've done that since I was a young, but now I am at a stand still no more weight will come off. And I try to gain weight in muscle so to say and that wont happen either. Did my body quit?...  Read more

I ate a large carrot today instead of the potato c
Updated 10/22/2014 8:33:32 PM

I ate a large carrot today instead of the potato chips I really wanted. It was not as good, but my jaw is tired and belly full enough to wait out dinner (HUGE carrot). It's the tiny wins, right? 😋...  Read more

Fasted almost all day. Only ate dinner. Is that ba
Updated 10/22/2014 6:10:26 AM

Fasted almost all day. Only ate dinner. Is that bad?...  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