Believe it or not, the nutritional needs of children have not changed in the last 20 years. However, the world they live in certainly has. It is quite a different childhood experience for kids and teens, with fast food restaurants on every corner, bi... Read more
Let's face it. Kids are hard to please, especially when it comes to food. It's not uncommon to constantly deal with picky eaters and wee ones who want the same thing over and over and over again, and snack ideas are sometimes challenging to d... Read more
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but lunch runs a close second. Studies have shown that children who eat a well-balanced lunch often do better in school and are more alert. It can be difficult enough to get your child to eat rig... Read more
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), adults aren't the only ones at risk for heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases—kids are too. More and more children of all ages are overweight than ever before. As a result... Read more
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
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1. Not looking for a book aimed at temporary weight loss, just overall health
2. Must have reasonable recommendations for a college student
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I have lost 15-20 lbs total this year (on and off again though). I am 25 yrs old, F, 5'3'' and currently at 109 lbs and 23% BF. I generally eat healthy with some not so healthy foods thrown in.
I was told recently by my friend's brother (who is... Read more
My son is a life saver he knows my fibro is flaring up big time with this cold weather, I asked him if he'd wash my windows for me and he said okay mom...... He has no idea what a big help that was for me, it's tough hubby is working a part time job... Read more
I'm allergic to fresh fruits and vegetables... I can eat steamed veggies but it gets bland after a while I'm also allergic to nuts but i want to know if anyone has any ideas for on the go snacks or healthy recipes... Read more
At home I use Google Chrome as my web browser. I use IE when I'm at work. When I try to update my healthy habit tracker at home, it does not save anything. Only when I use IE. I'd rather not switch to IE just to update this portion. Does anyone know... Read more
Recently discovered this downloadable free eCookbook that contains 40 Healthy Snack recipes. Go to: http://www.favediets.com/Snacks/The-Ultima te-List-of-Healthy-Snacks-40-Healthy-S nack-Recipes-Free-eCookbook... Read more
My kids have their own cuboard in the kitchen where they keep sugary snacks,its so easy not to eat anything from there when your an adult isnt it? We all ate sugary snacks when we were kids didnt we?Now most of us realize we cant be slim and healthy... Read more
I have 3 kids with completely different personalities, but one thing is for sure—they’re all messy eaters. Like most moms, cleaning up after their mess becomes never-ending and frustrating. There are several things I do to make snacking l... Read more
My oldest child has always been a great eater. She’s very active and has a big appetite. She’s willing to try new foods (within reason) and is always asking when the next meal or snack is being served. She’s a heal... Read more
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