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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

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

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

New kid on the block - Hey :)
Updated 10/11/2015 8:15:33 PM

Hi everyone, Name's Leanne, 23 y.o. and currently living in London. I knew about Sparkpeople for a couple of years but thought I'd finally join this community to meet more people like me and all that jazz. Always looking for fellow Londoners...  Read more

to do is eat a good breakfast and go shopping earl

to do is eat a good breakfast and go shopping early and also take a bottle of water. Normally if I do this and make it home by noon. I am okay, and can save on consuming extra calories and food that is not the right choice....  Read more

Decided to have a cheat day, and ate 2 donuts. Yuc
Updated 10/10/2015 10:03:33 AM

Decided to have a cheat day, and ate 2 donuts. Yuck, hated them. No longer like the idea of cheat days. Beginning to dislike cooking and eating. Eating more now for purpose than for pleasure....  Read more

How to stop from emotional eating... My husband is
Updated 10/10/2015 10:04:50 AM

How to stop from emotional eating... My husband is going to a conference and I am really sad I can't go. I am home with the 2 kids and don't really have any friends to invite over for company. How can I stop the emotional eating?...  Read more

ate one whole raw green mango today. cant help it
Updated 10/11/2015 7:00:06 AM

ate one whole raw green mango today. cant help it though, is has always been a fave of mine. or perhaps im already pregnant? haha anyway, is it heathy to eat it in 1 sitting? i dip it in vinegar and soy sauce....  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