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
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
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
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
Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200... Read more
I just cheated, I ate something not on my meal plan and from there it's been one craving after another.Today was a low carb day and I made spagetti for the kids, my daughter (2yrs) wanted to share with me and she insisted, and we had cookies :(... Read more
I'm starting toward new goals in healthy eating and exercise habits, because I'm getting married in 136 days! I'm very excited to challenge myself with better living. Does anyone have any suggestions for portion control? That's my biggest struggle.... Read more
Feeling down. Been eating right and working out 3. I'll feel great, but when I look in the mirror I see how big I really am and get so depressed i want to quit. I feel like there's no point.... Read more
So on Sunday I binged for the first time in a long time. I've been reflecting on it and trying to get to the root as to why I did it. If you follow my blog you see that I ate mission burrito and after that, I spiraled out of control leading to ice cr... Read more
Omg this week I messed up so bad havent eat clean or exercise. I started a new job and I have four kids. I want to stay motivated but I am so tired with work and my kids cant keep my energy up. Anything that can help... Read more
Try to stay away from the supposed "healthy" processed food. Instead, grill up some onions, tritip steak, red bell peppers, chicken, and zuccini for something truly healthy, but still with that amazing flavor.Food that does contain chemicals is SO ha... Read more
I don't have fond memories of grade school. I was a quiet kid who didn't get in trouble and got good grades. That meant I was picked on by some of the "cool" kids, which wasn't easy. It made me insecure about myself, and I still carry some of that... Read more
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
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