Sometimes it can be difficult to quickly and easily find accurate information that you can share with your kids about health, their bodies, eating well and exercising. However, many reputable organizations offer free health, nutrition and fitness inf... Read more
With a plethora of health resources available these days, it can be hard to know where to look for reliable, accurate and useful information. When it comes to raising healthy kids in an increasingly unhealthy world, where do you start? Coach Nicole r... Read more
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
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
Thou shalt not force, bribe or coerce thy child to eat.
Thou shalt set a good example by eating at least five fruits and vegetables, three whole grain products, and three dairy servings per day thyself.
Thou shalt make mealti... Read more
I am 4 weeks post-op hysterectomy (LAVH) and I would love to connect with others in terms of nutrition and fitness support following illness or major surgery - doesn't have to be hysterectomy!
Can anyone recommend an ACTIVE message board or Spar... Read more
Have any of you ever had an escape plan like to get out of a bad relationship, job or any situation? I'm talking about actually planning and having a set date to evacuate and jump ship. How did it workout for you? Did you tell anyone about it or keep... Read more
If I concentrate on only my weight I get upset and depressed. So I always have something else to do. Like today I am planing on going to a pot luck dinner and play bingo with friends. Of course, I have to watch what and how much I eat, but, fun is my... Read more
Does anyone else have their fitness tracker factoring in with their nutrition tracker so that the daily calorie range is adjusted according to how much exercise you get?
I just turned it on and it's saying to eat a LOT more (like 200+) calories. I... Read more
The apocalypse does not arrive simutlaneously with the eating of a double with cheese at Wendy's. Plan for whatever your "special" item is, don't exceed your plan, and enjoy the doggone thing. Works well as a reward for reaching goals, again, if not... Read more
I work 12 hour night shifts on varying nights throughout the week. I added my own "meal times" on my nutrition page and track Midnight to Midnight every day of the week, even when I am off. This has finally been my key to losing weight! Please recomm... Read more
It is difficult to listen to the news, read a newspaper, or review online blogs these days without hearing about the childhood obesity epidemic. With a childhood obesity rate that has more than tripled in the past 30 years, the problem certainl... Read more
One of the roles I performed as a Clinical Dietitian was helping medical teams determine artificial nutrition needs for people when they had difficulty taking adequate food and fluids by mouth. Sometimes that nutrition and hydration support came in t... Read more
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