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
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
It’s Sunday night and, like millions of workers and students across the land, you’re once again rummaging through a cluttered refrigerator looking for something appetizing to pack for tomorrow’s lunch. Or worse, it’s Mond... 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
When you're following a healthy eating plan, especially if you're still getting used to it, you may feel more hungry than you're used to feeling. And as you add in more exercise to your life, your calorie needs can increase over time.... Read more
Hi my name is Tonya and I am new to the site. I have been overweight for awhile now and it is just getting worse ever since I quit smoking 3 months ago. Now that I was able to kick the smoking habit I now am able to tackle my weight issues. I am l... Read more
My 12 yo is becoming concerned about his body and weight which is a little high, but not horrid at this point. He knows I do SP and has been curious about it. I've been wondering if there is anything more geared toward kids out there that can help po... Read more
Sorry not sure if this is the right area for this post. But yesterday I continued to get into the proper(I think) Sparkpeople mode. I walked three miles while drinking water. And then had a healthy chicken(yea) and spinich(... Read more
Hey all, So I'm going to a Christian Music Festival this weekend. I've gone to similar type ones in the past and have really enjoyed them. I'm in a different town than the others and wasn't really involved in the planning process (which there didn't... Read more
Different people and articles say different things.... Some say that in order to keep up your metabolism you need to eat three smaller meals with snacks in between. Others talk about Leptin and how you shouldn't snack, but only eat three solid meals.... 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
Back in the 1980s when I was playing high school and college sports, there weren’t a lot of healthy options when my teams would travel to tournaments or meets. Standard options at concession stands included hot dogs, chips, candy, and soda. Bac... Read more
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