Think about what is offered on a typical children's menu at a sit-down restaurant: burgers, fries, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets. When did these menu standards become "kid food," and why are we still conforming to... Read more
Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may... Read more
‘Tis the season for sharing and caring—not maxing out your credit card—but during these still-uncertain economic times, amid a culture of "more, more, more," it's hard not to stretch beyond your means, especially when you... Read more
As an adult, you need to exercise and maintain a good level of fitness for your health—to manage your weight, prevent diseases, reduce stress, and be able to accomplish normal activities of daily living, from carrying groceries to cleaning the... Read more
Whether you want to cut down on pollution or you want to get in shape, riding a bike is a great way to get around. But your trip could end in tragedy if you don’t ride safely. Just like driving a vehicle on the road, cyclists must observe what&... Read more
Remember the good ole days when you could go out on a summer day play all day only going in when you were hungry, then going back out and not coming home till the street lights were on? I remember that and mom didn't have to worry about anything bein... Read more
I've taken my one-year old daughter to a child/parent swim. The class is 30 minutes with about 30 minutes of play time. The water is about 4 feet and we do spend some of the class swimming on our backs and swimming side stroke with the child in our a... Read more
Hello everyone I'm new to Spark People. Ok I'm a 41yr old mother of three and grandmother of three who has been struggling with my weight for about 16yrs, after the birth of my youngest. I've come to the realization that my life have change not all f... Read more
I shamefully admit my children's diet was as terrible as mine before joining Spark. I didn't cook. I couldn't cook, I couldn't be bothered. My children's meals consisted of grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, fries, prepackaged snac... Read more
First question: Would like opinions or links to factual opinions on whether drinks like Complan, Ovaltine, Milo, Ensure and Horlicks can be consumed on a daily basis.
I am ok with fitting the calories/carbs they contain into my daily allowance,... Read more
A great tip I learned from a nutritionist is to 'volumize' with leafy greens (spinach is my favorite). When greens are added to a meal - either as the main course or as a starter they help to satisfy you better and allow your hunger to subside more... Read more
Every parent wants what's best for their child. And for some, that means reading labels and doing as much research as they can to ensure their child's diet is a healthy one. But could too much focus on things like trans fats and high fructose corn... Read more
Have you seen the USDA's report on the National School Lunch Program? Marion Nestle's What to Eat blog tipped me off to the report and its findings. According to the report, which referenced several studies about the school lunch program, the U.S. ha... Read more
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