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Facts About Child Obesity Resources

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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

More Reason to Get Fit Before Pregnancy

According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant. Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and...  Read more

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig...  Read more

Soda Drinkers Beware!

Studies now correlate an increase in certain health risks with soda consumption. For four years researchers tracked the soda drinking habits of 50,000 women. When women went from drinking one regular soda drink a week to at least one a day, they gain...  Read more

Fight for Your Food Rights

Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free. ...  Read more

3 hour drive to take my child to the orthodontist
Updated 4/24/2015 11:55:35 AM

3 hour drive to take my child to the orthodontist today. always so hard to stay on track and eat right during this trip. well, 6 hours round trip... but i did pack a Greek yogurt, almonds, and an Apple so wish me luck!!...  Read more

Recipe nutrition facts?
Updated 4/21/2015 10:22:14 PM

Hello! Does SparkPeople have a tool where I can enter the ingredients in a recipe and it will calculate the nutritional value per serving of the dish? Or is there a tool online that anyone knows of? Thank you so much!...  Read more

Yes. I even signed all my children up too so they
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Yes. I even signed all my children up too so they keep making sure I don't quit because they really want to do it lol...  Read more

Daily Health Tips or Fun Facts
Updated 5/2/2015 11:30:48 AM

Touch stimulates the release of endorphins (the body's natural pain killers). There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skinó3,000 in each finger tip. So get out there and grope a loved one (with their consent of course)!...  Read more

You don't have to go hard every day (in fact, you
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You don't have to go hard every day (in fact, you shouldn't). Why not just walk around the block? You still get some exercise, but it's not strenuous or high-impact. Stretch!...  Read more

Cooking up Some Fun

Download the free e-cookbook and show your child the joy of cooking. It offers healthy alternatives & ideas for parents & caregivers of children. http://www.peelregion.ca/health/obesity/re
sources/pdfs/cookbook.pdf...  Read more

Probiotics Are Essential for Prevention of Dis-ease & Obesity

I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at...  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

Cool Infographic: How Kids Consume Food Marketing

As some of you may remember, Coach Tanya recently blogged about how First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined celebrity chef Rachael Ray and announced last month that there will be changes to the school lunch program. To...  Read more

The Problem of Childhood Obesity: How You Can Be Part of the Solution

The topic of childhood obesity is interesting to me, both personally and professionally.  My job is to help people create a healthier lifestyle, and I’m also the mother of three small children.  But I’ll be honest, when I see st...  Read more