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Eating Right For Kids Resources

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

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

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

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

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

Any Rec's for a kid's site for healthiness?
Updated 7/10/2014 11:33:44 PM

My 12 yo is becoming concerned about his body and weight which is a little high, but not horrid at this point. He knows I do SP and has been curious about it. I've been wondering if there is anything more geared toward kids out there that can help po...  Read more

FAVORITE SONG - right now!
Updated 7/11/2014 11:24:25 AM

Feeling Good - Michael Buble...  Read more

Eating Ice
Updated 7/10/2014 7:44:12 PM

I eat ice all the time. I can eat cups and cups throughout the day. I eat ice more than I drink a cup of water. How do I count this as water intake?...  Read more

All You Can Eat
Updated 7/11/2014 9:24:17 AM

I have a weakness for All You Can deals. My standard date night place is a Chinese buffet. Every Wednsday I think about getting greasy AYCE wings from the place down the road. (I've benn good about not going, but I daydream about it.) Now TGI Fridays...  Read more

Healthy Eating Ideas?
Updated 7/10/2014 1:27:26 PM

What type of healthy meal plans are you guys doing? I'm new to this whole thing and was wondering if anyone could give me some guidance. I'm wanting something that I can do for the rest of my life but am unsure on where to go. Been...  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

Eat Unprocessed Food.

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

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

Obese Children are More Likely to be Bullied

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

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