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Healthy Meals For School Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Meals For School.

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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

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

Basic Motivation for a Healthy Diet

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

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

Healthy School Lunches Kids Will Actually Eat

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

Cool Tool--Harvard Healthy Heart Calculator
Updated 11/18/2014 1:23:03 PM

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

Making a lifestyle change to get healthy is a full
Updated 11/16/2014 7:31:33 PM

Making a lifestyle change to get healthy is a full time job😊 soon it'll become second nature....  Read more

Violet, Shakeology is a meal replacement shake
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Violet, 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
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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 t
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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

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

Will Improving School Lunches Affect Childhood Obesity?

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

The Not-So-Extreme School Lunch Makeover

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