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Eating Right For Kids Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Eating Right For Kids.

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7 Swaps for a More Productive Morning

Mornings are crazy in my house, as I’m sure they are for many of you. Every morning, I try to exercise and do some work before my family gets up. Then, I make breakfast for my four kids and me, maybe throw in some laundry and deal with any emer...  Read more

Healthy School Lunches Kids Will Actually Eat

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but lunch runs a close second. Studies have shown that children who eat a well-balanced lunch often do better in school and are more alert. It can be difficult enough to get your child to eat rig...  Read more

14 Ways to Encourage Kids to Play Outdoors

We believe that all parents want what is best for their children. We also know that our world is changing more quickly than ever before, and sometimes we are swept into new lifestyles before we realize it. Who would have imagined 30 years ago that we...  Read more

20 Nifty, Nutritious Snacks for Kids

Let's face it. Kids are hard to please, especially when it comes to food. It's not uncommon to constantly deal with picky eaters and wee ones who want the same thing over and over and over again, and snack ideas are sometimes challenging to d...  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

I've eaten junk food and feel really awful like I'
Updated 9/27/2016 2:56:59 AM

I've eaten junk food and feel really awful like I'm falling off the wagon. #help 😢...  Read more

Happy! First day eating healthy and back to exerci
Updated 9/27/2016 12:11:41 AM

Happy! First day eating healthy and back to exercising. Looking for positive encouragement....  Read more

Calorie differential is your calories eaten compar
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Calorie differential is your calories eaten compared to calories burned. Calories burned includes BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate, which is the number of calories your body burns on a daily basis to perform its basic tasks like breathing) & fitness....  Read more

It is difficult to get my 13 year old son to eat h
Updated 9/26/2016 10:41:25 PM

It is difficult to get my 13 year old son to eat healthy. Any suggestions on getting him on board? #food...  Read more

I was off my eating again this weekend. Had a busy
Updated 9/26/2016 6:49:36 PM

I was off my eating again this weekend. Had a busy weekend and kept stopping to eat out. However, I worked out 6 days! #thelittlethingscount...  Read more

Go to Gym First

Right after taking kids to bus, drive to the gym and keep my appt with me to exercise!...  Read more

Eating veggies

I always keep veggies washed and cut up in the fridge. If my kids want something to eat right before dinner because they are "starving", I never tell them no, I tell them they my have some veggies. I know that this snack won't ruin their meal and if...  Read more

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

Why Kids Are So Competitive—and How Parents Can Teach Fairness

Whether it's sports, test scores, or the latest clothes and gadgets, kids these days feel the pressure to come out on top. But they need to learn that life doesn't have to be one big amazing race. Here's what parents can teach instead.Bei...  Read more

The Problem with Praise

I remember the day so clearly. It was the week after the new SimCity video game was released last year and my 13-year-old, Peter, had been pushing the limits of his allotted 30 minutes of screen time. We'd been arguing about his gaming addiction,...  Read more