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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

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

How many of you tracked your normal eating pattern
Updated 7/19/2016 2:43:27 AM

How many of you tracked your normal eating patterns for a couple weeks? I thought it would be eye opening but I actually found I am staying under my recommended calories for weightloss while eating just as much as usual-- which is discouraging....  Read more

Day 2 and going strong! Walked and ate well. Finally, I am feeling stronger. I increased my steps
Updated 7/18/2016 11:09:18 PM

Day 2 and going strong! Walked and ate well. Finally, I am feeling stronger. I increased my steps to 9000 a day after suffering from plantar fasciitis. My body was telling me to change my lifestyle. #nofastfood #Dukandiet...  Read more

Migraine this afternoon and all night. Any remedies or foods to eat to help?
Updated 7/18/2016 11:22:45 PM

Migraine this afternoon and all night. Any remedies or foods to eat to help?...  Read more

Had a really bad day, and tried not to stress eat.
Updated 7/18/2016 10:40:06 PM

Had a really bad day, and tried not to stress eat. And I didnt, but tomorrow is a new day right?...  Read more

Been struggling lately with eating right but went
Updated 7/18/2016 10:03:36 PM

Been struggling lately with eating right but went to the store and bought more health food and went on a 1.5 hour walk with the dogs tonight. Fighting the sweet tooth is hard but I'm determined. Any recipes you just love?...  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

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