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Healthy Habits Children Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Habits Children.

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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

Take a Good Look at Your Child's Weight

Today so many people are overweight or obese that it is sometimes viewed as the norm. This is making it difficult for parents to recognize whether their own child has a weight problem. A recent study surveyed the parents of almost 300...  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

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

Make Family Mealtime More Pleasant

As a parent, your days are probably pretty stressful. You get the older kids off to school, run errands, keep the household running smoothly, and maintain your career. At the end of a hard day, you just want to relax and spend some quality time with...  Read more

I have no children for three hours 4_5 days a week
Updated 9/16/2014 1:05:49 PM

I have no children for three hours 4_5 days a week. I normally just lay on the couch. Today for the first time I walked the dog around the neighborhood for two hours. Im not a runner so walking is better then my normal routine....  Read more

What is some healthy things to do as a pick me up
Updated 9/16/2014 10:47:50 AM

What is some healthy things to do as a pick me up when you are feeling exhausted at work. I used to grab a soda and some candy and I have been doing good the last two days but I am really wanting them today because I feel so tired and sluggish....  Read more

Hi new and determined to become healthier! :)
Updated 9/16/2014 7:36:58 AM

Hia My names Ali. I recently gained over a stone in weight while on medication and decided 6 weeks ago to lose this weight and more. I have low self esteem and suffer anxiety too! I started losing weight through diet alone and about a m...  Read more

Trying my best to eat healthy but it's hard where
Updated 9/14/2014 10:30:38 PM

Trying my best to eat healthy but it's hard where I'm living. I'm drinking carnation instant breakfasts but considering an apple with them. Any suggestions? I eat my breakfast then walk for 1/2 hr an hour after breakfast....  Read more

I am working on eating healthy I have been doing s
Updated 9/17/2014 10:45:15 AM

I am working on eating healthy I have been doing salads and smoothies I have a juicer and am trying to remain cancer free I would like to generate a support system of others attempting to do the same...  Read more

How to avoid "sabotage" snacking

Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If...  Read more

Lose Weight & Fight Childhood Obesity!

For those of you like myself who have children...don't just help yourself lose weight, help your child stay healthy and active. Do exercises that your child can also participate in at home such as dancing, walking, jumping jacks, etc. I enjoy the qua...  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Can Water Fountains Help Fight Obesity?

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that installing water fountains in schools can have a direct impact on childhood obesity rates. Surprised? The study, conducted in Germany, involved 2 groups of second and third graders. The fi...  Read more

Parent's Diet Might Not Influence Child's Choices

When you look at all of the information out there regarding children's eating habits, it's enough to make your head spin. As parents, you should do this, but don't do that. As an example to your kids, you should eat this, but don't ea...  Read more