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Eating Right For Kids Resources

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

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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

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

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

Snack healthy today, eat a piece of fruit and drin
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Snack healthy today, eat a piece of fruit and drink a pint of water before you go so you'll only eat 1-2 pieces and won't feel hungry. Works for me!...  Read more

Feeling like I haven't eaten - from when I went to
Updated 4/22/2016 10:44:45 AM

Feeling like I haven't eaten - from when I went to the gym at 5:20am until now. Had a protein shake, a hard boiled egg, and a cup of kefir, two cups of coffee and 40 oz water......  Read more

Would chips and salsa eating be considered falling
Updated 4/22/2016 11:18:41 AM

Would chips and salsa eating be considered falling off the wagon..? I mean... I don't feel like it was because it's still a whole lot healthier than before... I don't know....  Read more

It is so hard for me to eat in the morning the mor
Updated 4/22/2016 10:36:20 AM

It is so hard for me to eat in the morning the morning and I dnt know why...  Read more

I thought I was eating really healthy and all the
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I thought I was eating really healthy and all the right stuff. I started tracking and realized I was eating the right stuff but to much of it. A trick I do is sit down at night and log everything for the next day. When I plan my weeks meals I will...  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

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