For me, eating sensible portions of healthy food has been less expensive than eating big portions of unhealthy foods. There are lots of fruits and vegetables that cost less than $2 per pound. For example, cabbage, apples, onions, carrots, celery and bananas are usually inexpensive. Don't be afraid to buy frozen fruits and veggies if you can't find fresh stuff. You can do this! Good luck to you and your child.
There isn't a full nutrition tracker for children, no. I'm guessing that for various legal reasons, SP chooses not to do that. (and honestly for a 9 year old with 15 lbs to lose, I'm not sure if the full on calorie counting is really the way to go...)
But, on the SP-linked sister site, SparkAmerica you can set up family tracking for certain things (fitness minutes / veg servings / water) Which means you can start on a path toward healthier habits as a team, working together toward a family fitness/health goal.
Fitness Minutes: (66,181)
7,159 3/12/12 7:11 A
There is no such thing as a child tracker- go to your family doctor and get a name on a good Pediatrician. Unlike adults there are rules with children and what core foods they are supposed to have to ensure they grow correctly..
However in general solid breakfast, lunch box in school and decent dinner.. Make desserts from fruit and milk products remove junkfood, soda and excessive sugar..
Under age children should not demand junkfood- if and when they get a efter school job then other rules.. At home mom decides what a kid eats- picky children also would get super help from a pediatricians services and mom the kick in the pants she needs not to give in to temper tantrums..
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3,775 3/11/12 6:30 P
I think you've come to the right place. Welcome! God had me stumble on SP, too, and I have found it a wonderful tool packed with motivation, emotional support systems, and answers to help me reach and maintain my goals.
I don't know about a child tracker. But "WELCOME". Good luck in this. Glad to hear that God helped you find this place. He helped me too.
3/11/12 5:29 P
Hello, Thank the Lord I found this site. I have been severely depressed because of the expense to participate in a "health" program. My daughter who is 91/2 needs to lose 15 lbs. and I need to lose 165 lbs. We want to do this as a team. Is there a "child" tracker on this site so we can do this together? LMK
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