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Nutrition Plan For Children Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Nutrition Plan For Children.

The 10 Commandments of Healthy Eating for Parents

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

Expert Solutions: Overweight Kids

Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not...  Read more

Strength Training Guidelines for Children & Teens

More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer...  Read more

Healthy & Fun Lunch Ideas for Kids

Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may...  Read more

9 Meal Makeovers that Will Please Parents and Kids

Think about what is offered on a typical children's menu at a sit-down restaurant: burgers, fries, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets. When did these menu standards become "kid food," and why are we still conforming to...  Read more

trying to plan meals
Updated 7/23/2014 3:38:40 PM

I'm kind of new to the meal planning thing and not real sure how to go about doing it. Does anyone have any pointers for me? I live a lone but like to cook for 2. This way I have lunch the next day since I only get 30 minutes for lunch....  Read more

End of Day:"reverse" nutrition/calorie counter?
Updated 7/21/2014 10:07:10 PM

I really wish that I could find a "reverse" nutrition/calorie counter. For example - it's the end of the day and I still need: 494 Calories 81 carbs 9 fat 4 protein What could I eat that would net his nutritional value?...  Read more

Reading Calories on Nutrition Labels
Updated 7/21/2014 8:15:47 PM

On a few items I notice it says calories, and then calories from Fat. I am confused on what the total calories would be. Example if it says Calories: 400 Calories from Fat: 50 would this be 400 calories or 450?...  Read more

Child with dietary needs
Updated 7/18/2014 11:39:29 PM

My daughter has recently been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome and is required to keep track of her daily sodium intake as well as her calories. Currently, she is hand writing it in a journal. I wanted to sign her up for sp, so she could do it here...  Read more

Nutrition Values
Updated 7/18/2014 12:26:42 PM

I've just started the 30 Day Fit Food Challenge. There are a lot of good menu choices and I look forward to trying most of them, but I don't see any nutrition values...am I missing something?...  Read more

Not the End of the World

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

How to track nutrition for shift workers!

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

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

Are Healthier Kids Menus Coming to Your Favorite Restaurant?

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

How Do You Feel about End-of-Life Nutrition and Hydration?

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