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Healthy Habits For Teenagers Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Habits For Teenagers.

The Benefits of Eating Together

"Come and get it!" It may be dinnertime, but when was the last time your family sat down and enjoyed a mealtogether? With music lessons, ball practice, play rehearsal, and work schedules, it can be tough. Rounding up the troops for an eveni...  Read more

The SparkPeople Solution for Teens

We're excited to announce the newest addition to the SparkPeople family of websites: www.SparkTeens.com! SparkPeople's mission is to help millions of people get healthy and reach their goals by providing resources and tools completely free of char...  Read more

Note to Parents

As a parent or guardian, we are sure you feel concerned about what your child will be doing online, and we are too. SparkTeens.com was created as a resource for 13- to 17-year-olds. We try to offer age-appropriate information and resources about heal...  Read more

Welcome First SparkTeens Members!

We just launched SparkTeens.com at the end of August 2007, so you are one of our first members! Welcome! SparkTeens is unique—just like you are. It's the only online diet and fitness program geared towards teenagers, AND the first healthy livi...  Read more

Note to Teachers

Are you ready to help your students improve their overall health and fitness levels? SparkTeens was created as a resource for 13- to 17-year-olds. We try to offer age-appropriate information and resources about health, nutrition, fitness and weight...  Read more

"Healthy" foods cause so much pain
Updated 4/11/2014 7:54:20 AM

Hello everyone, I hope this doesn't sound too crazy to you all but i swear that "healthy" foods make me sick... Years of eating a restricted calorie diet and all the classic healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, high fiber breads/wraps, low calori...  Read more

How do i learn to like healthy foods?
Updated 4/12/2014 8:12:31 AM

I only like a small number of bland foods. I rarely use salt and pepper. I like bananas, apples and oranges, steamed green beans and broccoli. I like fried chicken (as long as there are no spices added), oven roasted Turkey, the only beef I li...  Read more

eating healthy at comic cons?
Updated 4/6/2014 11:15:19 AM

Alright, I'm all set for my first trip to c2e2 and I'm super excited! I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with eating at comic cons while trying to lose weight (or at least stay health). Luckily I'm going solo, so I don't have to worry abo...  Read more

Need to get healthy
Updated 4/5/2014 11:52:13 PM

I am 43 single mom of 4 Adult children. I graduated with a BS in Environmental Biology, Native American Studies, and Geography. Just before graduating I was in a car accident that has damaged my back enough to cause me not to be able to find work in...  Read more

How you break the habit of eating processed foods?
Updated 4/9/2014 1:31:19 AM

I have always had the habit of eating processed foods because they are already prepared before cooking. I realize that's why I got health problems and obesity because I eat mostly processed foods....  Read more

Teenagers, Show Me,Don't Tell Me

My daughter who is 18 is probably in the obese category. I have asked her directly to take a look at SparkTeen but she refuses. What I realized is that the indirect approach seems to have more effect. I make sure to track when she is in the room. I...  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

Your Genes Might Make Fried Foods More Fattening

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison Chicago TribuneKevin Trudeau, who for decades fraudulently sold weight-loss books and programs via infomercials, h...  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