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
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
I had an appointment this morning with a dietitian. She recommended SparkPeople. I have a lot to learn about health, fitness, eating right and I know I will need TONS of support! I look forward to making new friends that are in the same fram... Read more
About 4 yrs ago, I was in the best shape of my life. I was very active: I ran, did triathlon, and about a week before my tri, I ended up with triple injuries, which put me out of the race. I was determined to not let myself go,... Read more
We all know it's important but what has worked for you all? I recently changed jobs and now have an out of the house schedule of 6:45 am to 6:30/7 pm. I also have two small children (4.5 & 2). I used to pre-cook for several days or keep meals to 30 m... Read more
They say that eating healthy is expensive. 551
Do you find that this is the case?
Do you pay a lot of money for your health care and food supply?
Or are you able to get it from other sources in other ways?
How much effort and cost does... Read more
So what has been your magic trick for dieting or healthy eating?
First, i thought mine was remembering to drink when i think i'm hungry, but then i realized my all time trick is to put the darn fork down between bites. i mean lay that sucker do... 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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