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
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
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
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.
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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 right before bed is becoming an issue especially on the wrekend. I'm usually up a little later and I'm eating after midnight. I have calories lefy but I feel like I'm heading done the wrong path. Let's see how tomorrow goes! !... Read more
Hey spark group! So happy and excited to be part of a support group! I just want to share some struggles I am facing and I would love to have some feedback. So almost 7 months ago, I cut out refined sugar from my diet because I finally realized th... Read more
are there any vegans or vegetarians here? I eat mostly vegan, occasionally given in to old habits but getting better. looking for like minded friends! i have about 50-60 pounds to loose, i have already lost about 50!... Read more
since Ive changed my eating and been walking so much, I actually seek out the stairs when I go somewhere. Amazing cause I was definitely a elevator and escalator kind of girl. Its getting easier every day.... Read more
Off to a great start
I started my healthier way of eating and exercise on August 1st. No fad diets or quick schemes. Just me my double stroller and my water bottle. walking close to 20 miles per week. 15 lbs down. September will be better!... 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
Last year the new school lunch guidelines were unveiled including new guidelines for the kind of milk to serve. Since that time, school districts across the country have been putting plans in place for implementation at the start of this school year.... Read more
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
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