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
They’re not glamorous, breath-taking or even mildly exciting. Instead, brown bag lunches are convenient, economical and all too often boring. But are your packed lunches becoming too mundane, unappealing and dull? If you have the brown bag blue... Read more
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but lunch runs a close second. Studies have shown that children who eat a well-balanced lunch often do better in school and are more alert. It can be difficult enough to get your child to eat rig... Read more
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
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
Started working full time 3 years ago and have steady watched my weight go up due to my now sedentary lifestyle. I spend 9hrs a day sitting at a desk to go home and sit on the couch to watch tv. Many times we order pizza because it's quick and easy.... Read more
One problem I'm having with tracking my food on sparkpeople, I cook. There is no way I can see to enter my recipes. I made a faux potato chowder yesterday and can't track it. It was my first attempt and it tasted like baked potato soup.... Read more
Help! Need ideas for a packed lunch with 2 snacks for a 12-hour shift. And it can't require a microwave. My husband will be stuck in a tractor trailer from Nov.1st through Dec. 31st. for 12 hours every day. Thanks so much for any ideas!... Read more
I've only started researching this stuff two weeks ago and I'm not entirely sure what I can or can't cross out of my diet. So far, I've been eating fresh vegetables for every meal, but also 3% cheese with crispbread instead of actual bread, buckwheat... Read more
I pack my lunch bag for a work day of healthy food. I eat my breakfast at home, but I pack my snacks and lunch to make sure I eat healthy. Snacks (in the 100 cal snack bags) include grapes, pretzels, special k bars; and a Weight Watchers meal for l... Read more
Have you seen the USDA's report on the National School Lunch Program? Marion Nestle's What to Eat blog tipped me off to the report and its findings. According to the report, which referenced several studies about the school lunch program, the U.S. ha... Read more
Concerns continue regarding the number of overweight and obese children and teens in schools today. Trends in chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension affecting younger and younger populations also continue. Some have apprehension regarding... Read more
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