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Healthy School Lunch Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy School Lunch.

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

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

Healthy & Fun Lunch Ideas for Kids

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

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

Vote with Your Fork

One-quarter of Americans are obese. Sixty percent live a sedentary lifestyle. And this generation of kids is the first generation since 1900 that may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The health of America, the world’s richest...  Read more

New to site, Working towards a healthy lifestyle
Updated 7/19/2014 8:48:23 PM

Hello fellow community members. I have started tracking food and exercise because it helped me in the past. :) Thanks in advance for your support. :)...  Read more

Orthorexia-striving to be "too healthy"
Updated 7/20/2014 5:49:43 PM

I'm vegan, and I try to be whole foods, plant-based with limited oil. Lately, I've heard of a "new" (new to me, it may be well known to researchers) eating disorder called orthorexia. I stumbled across this post and it was interesting to me b/c I...  Read more

21 female looking to be healthy for life
Updated 7/19/2014 9:03:12 AM

Hey my name is Mary I'm a 21 year old female I've been yo yo dieting ever since I was 13. So for about 8 years when I started putting on weight. I diet for a little while then fall back into old bad habits and stop trying. I have been raised to love...  Read more

21 female looking to be healthy for life
Updated 7/19/2014 8:57:32 AM

Hey my name is Mary I'm a 21 year old female I've been yo yo dieting ever since I was 13. So for about 8 years when I started putting on weight. I diet for a little while then fall back into old bad habits and stop trying. I have been raised to love...  Read more

21 female looking to be healthy for life
Updated 7/19/2014 10:10:09 PM

Hey my name is Mary I'm a 21 year old female I've been yo yo dieting ever since I was 13. So for about 8 years when I started putting on weight. I diet for a little while then fall back into old bad habits and stop trying. I have been raised to love...  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

school

at school just say no and pack a heathy lunch its easy and yes u can do it!!!306...  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

A Month of Fun, Healthy School Lunches

Want to get kids off to a healthy start this school year? So does SparkPeople! That's why our very own Samantha Donohue, dailySpark blogger and healthy lunch packer extraordinaire, wrote our latest e-book: A Month of Fun and Healthy School Lunche...  Read more

CONTEST CLOSED Win a Copy of Our Healthy Lunches E-book

CONTEST CLOSEDSparkPeople want to help you get your kids off to a healthy start this school year. That's why we are giving away 10 copies of our latest e-book: A Month of Fun and Healthy School Lunches from SparkPeople, written by ...  Read more

More Healthy School Lunch Examples

Lunch example: 1/2 sandwich on 100% whole wheat bread w/ peanut butter & apple butter 1/2 cup no sugar added cinnamon applesauce (I buy the big jar, add cinnamon, then portion it out to save money.) Fresh cherries (on sale!) No su...  Read more

Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Here is a sample of what I pack for my daughter's school lunch. I get a lot of e-mails asking me how I get my daughter to eat healthy. Well, she has been eating whole foods since she was in my tummy! So she does not know any other way of eating...  Read more