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
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
Our bodies are very similar to our parents, teachers, bosses and coaches. They demand we make responsible choices and work hard to be successful. They expect us to wake up on time, show up when we’re suppose to and hand things in when they&... Read more
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
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
This tool asks questions about exercise and eating habits and gives you a picture of your cardiovascular risk.
It also gives some helpful, detailed feedback about how to improve your diet and fitness.
Here's the link:
https://healthy... Read more
Shakeology is a meal replacement shake marketed by the BeachBody company. It is very expensive ($120 for 1 shake/day per month), and in my opinion, not worth the expense when you can easily get all you need from whole, real food.... Read more
There isn't a way to add extra meal categories on the app, but you can do that on the website. This page has info on how to do that: http://www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_ answer.asp?id=66. Unfortunately though, there isn't a way to add the ti... Read more
Try finding a fitness class at your school or in the community. If you have access to a rec center (student or community) or a local YMCA/YWCA, they usually offer classes; make some new friends there. Meet your friends on the weekend for a walk.... Read more
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
I've done numerous blogs about children and healthy eating. The topic has always interested me, but even more-so now that I have children of my own. Every day we hear statistics about the number of obese children in America and strategies for how t... Read more
Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined celebrity chef Rachael Ray to announce changes to the school lunch program. This desired national update is the first in more than fifteen years. After the announcement... Read more
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