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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

Am I eating healthy enough?
Updated 10/21/2014 3:58:46 AM

I have a challenge to know if I am getting enough nutrients in my food choices. I feel like I am eating a lot of fruits and veggies however when I run my report at the end of the day I am very low in some of the nutrients. Calcium would be one. I try...  Read more

Bonfire Healthy Food Ideas
Updated 10/20/2014 2:54:56 PM

We are having a family gathering and having a bonfire. Any food recommendations other than the unhealthy hotdogs and smores? Thank you for your time!...  Read more

Healthier choices for Thanksgiving...
Updated 10/20/2014 1:47:40 PM

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Looking for some healthier recipes for potatoes, vegetables, pie, etc. I don't want to go without, but I am sure some have some great ideas to cut the fat and calories a bit....  Read more

I have a fine time eating healthy. It's just diffi
Updated 10/20/2014 9:30:04 PM

I have a fine time eating healthy. It's just difficult getting my husband and kids to do so. My husband comes from a family with really unhealthy eating habits and he hates vegetables....  Read more

Pregnant and trying to be very healthy- not perfec
Updated 10/19/2014 8:37:52 AM

Pregnant and trying to be very healthy- not perfect. But I'm really not eating for two and sugar and junk is not go ok for the baby. I find logging everything helps...  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