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Healthy Food At School Resources

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

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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

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

Fight for Your Food Rights

Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free. ...  Read more

Fun and Filling Lunches To-Go

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

Ready for a healthy change
Updated 3/2/2015 5:07:52 AM

Hiya, I'm Amanda. I'm 23 years old and I'm from New York, I'm married to an English guy and I currently live in Malta (although we'll be moving to the UK soon). I'm a wee short girl of 5'3" and I have PCOS, and I have Gerd as well, unfortunately. I'v...  Read more

I'm looking for some healthy snack ideas. Somethi
Updated 3/1/2015 9:16:01 PM

I'm looking for some healthy snack ideas. Something creative and fairly easy. What are your favorite snacks?...  Read more

I always get a "food baby" even after a bowl of ce
Updated 3/1/2015 9:42:14 AM

I always get a "food baby" even after a bowl of cereal. Is it bloating? It doesn't seem like fat but my stomach is just in constant expansion. Ideas?? Tips??...  Read more

Single mom of two. Starting school Tuesday. Lookin
Updated 3/2/2015 3:26:19 PM

Single mom of two. Starting school Tuesday. Looking for ways I can still cook healthy on a time constraint. I wanna stay away from frozen dinners....  Read more

Anyone use a food scale to measure their food? I'm
Updated 3/1/2015 2:17:24 AM

Anyone use a food scale to measure their food? I'm thinking about getting one. It seems like some of the food I eat is measured in ounces and I have no idea how to measure that. I'm trying to get in right portion sizes and not what I'm used to eating...  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