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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

When Mom & Dad Diet: Talking to Kids About Weight Loss

It's a philosophy that's repeated time and time again: Healthy habits start at home. And it's true—taking steps towards positive lifestyle changes in the pursuit of weight loss and overall health in the home are among the most rewar...  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

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

Any quick and easy healthy recipes ?
Updated 5/24/2016 12:07:10 AM

Any quick and easy healthy recipes ?...  Read more

What healthy thing did everyone do to relieve stress today? I weeded my flower bed and deadheaded pl
Updated 5/24/2016 11:17:53 PM

What healthy thing did everyone do to relieve stress today? I weeded my flower bed and deadheaded plants. #healthystressrelief...  Read more

Comes a nice healthy dinner for me and my boyfrien
Updated 5/23/2016 10:17:28 PM

Comes a nice healthy dinner for me and my boyfriend tonight. He enjoyed it!(:...  Read more

Goals are set I really look forward to a healthier
Updated 5/23/2016 9:02:57 PM

Goals are set I really look forward to a healthier life! 40 lbs...here we come!...  Read more

I knew I needed to eat and get healthier when my jeans I bought last year didn't fit anymore. I've b
Updated 5/23/2016 8:35:29 PM

I knew I needed to eat and get healthier when my jeans I bought last year didn't fit anymore. I've been tracking my eating habits for 30 days, now to exercise and log calories. I'm going to do it different this time, lose these 15 pounds. #firstpost...  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

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

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