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Healthy Food At School Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Food At School.

Note to Parents and Teachers about the High School Challenge

SparkTeens launched the SparkTeens High School Challenge to further motivate teens (high school students) to make health and fitness a priority in their lives. We are challenging high school students across the nation to log their fitness minutes and...  Read more

Active Kids Do Better in School

A recent study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) investigated the link between physical activity in children and academic performance in school. Initially, researchers predicted that kids who took physical education (PE) dur...  Read more

Eating Healthy in the Cafeteria

You meant to pack a nutritious lunch for school today. But your best friend texted you while you were slaving over your algebra homework, so you took a break to listen to her gush about her crush. By the time you finally finished your homework, you w...  Read more

The School Lunch Dilemma

 Its lunchtime at the office and you’re hungry. Your morning has been stressful, and your co-workers are pooling their money for some fried take-out from the local burger joint. You decline their invitation (even though comfort food so...  Read more

Don't Neglect Your Body as You Develop Your Mind

For college and high school students, fall brings a lot of activity. Between fun stuff (like football games, parties, dances) and much harder things (like midterms and research papers), it may seem like there is not much time left to exercise and eat...  Read more

Play With Your Junk Food (funny)
Updated 4/19/2014 8:53:35 AM

I;m a big fan of Dr, Yoni Freedhoff WeightyMatters.com and his Funny Friday Blog Put a huge smile on my face enjoy www.weightymatters.ca/2014/04/a-great-us
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Loving the Food Database
Updated 4/18/2014 1:44:09 PM

One thing that continues to surprise me is the large food database. Sometimes I will eat something and think there's no way it will be in there but...there it is. It may not always be something I should be eating but it's in there. I can no lon...  Read more

SHERRY'S GETTING HEALTHY, NO MORE DIETING!!!
Updated 4/17/2014 10:19:41 PM

I'm taking the stress off me and I'm throwing in the towel on dieting, no more, I'm done. They don't work anyways, if they do it's only for a little way. I'm not calling it a diet , I'm just going to get healthy. Watch my portion size and exer...  Read more

Best foods for recovering from a binge...
Updated 4/16/2014 8:48:05 PM

or series of binges? :( Had four very bad days in a row and I am ready to feel better again. To top things off I am sick (sinus infection) so my body needs to recover from illness as well. I know I need to be drinking lots of water, but are ther...  Read more

want a healthier life
Updated 4/16/2014 10:34:42 PM

I am about to be 46. Recently diagnosed with prediabetes and high chlosyeral again have 6 kids 7 grandkids my 10 year old has epilepsy and has put on a lot of weight so I am hoping that if I change she will know she can....  Read more

Fix lunch

I always try to fix lunches night before, so I am not rushing and possibly not sending healthy foods with child to school....  Read more

Make those teens eat their fruit!

Buying fruit and bringing it home won't make teens eat it. I got tired of throwing away fruit that spoiled in the refrigerator/icebox so I filled a bowl of fruit and placed it in the center of the kitchen table. Within half an hour there was fruit m...  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Poll: Should States Ban Junk Food at Schools?

Earlier this year, Coach Tanya blogged about the changes being made to school lunches, but five years ago, the state of California had already started to cut down on junk food in school cafeterias. With the changes that were made in California high s...  Read more

Poll: Would You Eat Bugs?

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Tested Recipes for Kitchen SafetyThe kitchen can be the most dangerous room in the house. Learn how to keep yourself safe and well-fed. As a skilled cook who once sliced of...  Read more