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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

I'm new to Spark. I need to get healthier for myse
Updated 9/24/2016 9:08:14 PM

I'm new to Spark. I need to get healthier for myself, so I can be happy in my own skin. Can I have your support guys?! #friendfinder...  Read more

Hi im new to spark. I need to get healthier for my child. #friendfinder
Updated 9/24/2016 9:08:34 PM

Hi im new to spark. I need to get healthier for my child. #friendfinder...  Read more

How does everyone deal with a significant other who is not wanting to follow healthy eating (totally
Updated 9/24/2016 4:54:56 PM

How does everyone deal with a significant other who is not wanting to follow healthy eating (totally his choice!) but keeps cookies and chips and snack foods all over the house? I need to eliminate it all to stay on track! Help! #needadvice...  Read more

#Started new journey in July. #Love my healthier l
Updated 9/24/2016 12:06:03 PM

#Started new journey in July. #Love my healthier life style. #More protein, a LOT less carbs. # 23lbs weight loss so far. #Discipline and self control. #Love Yourself ❤...  Read more

#healthy life! I weighed in & so far lost 13.4 lbs
Updated 9/24/2016 10:08:31 AM

#healthy life! I weighed in & so far lost 13.4 lbs. I still have 41 more lbs to go but I'm exercising & counting my calories! Go dawgs!...  Read more

Walk Kids to School

I started the year off walking my son to school. Time spent in the carpool drop-off lane is now spent walking with my son. Great conversations, teaching him healthy habits, sparing the air of carbon emissions and a bonus workout. I didn't realize...  Read more

Choose Fruit not Dessert

Ever since I was a child, instead of dessert, my family would have fruits- either split 2 pieces of fruit such as pears, mangoes, peaches or apples between the four of us or we would each get a handful of grapes or half a banana. It was the perfect a...  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

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

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