SparkTeens launched the SparkTeens High School Challenge to further motivate teens (high school students) to make health and fitness a priority in their lives. We are challenging high school students across the nation to log their fitness minutes and... 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
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
Its lunchtime at the office and you’re hungry. Your morning has been stressful, and your co-workers are pooling their money for some fried take-out from the local burger joint. You decline their invitation (even though comfort food so... 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
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
I don't have a lot of income, I am basically poor but I would like to see how i can change my diet if it's not too expensive. I usually spend $50-$60 a week on food. I have been eating oatmeal a lot for breakfast (Getting sick of it to be honest lol)... Read more
It seems my BIGGEST struggle is making or exceeding my protein goal. I was thinking about trying different protein powders or bars. What do you eat that you really enjoy that helps you meet your protein goal? Thanks for the help!... Read more
So I am a very picky eater. My family never forced my into eating veggies when I was younger so now I am not a very big veggie eater. I love love love fruit, but I know I can't rely on just eating that due to the sugar.
My question is how can I... Read more
It would be so nice to be able to edit foods that I have manually entered into the food tracker. I think it would really cut down on duplicate entries. Sometimes companies change their package sizes, or nutritional values, but since there is no abi... 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
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
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Tested Recipes for Kitchen SafetyThe kitchen can be the most dangerous room in the house. Learn how to keep yourself safe and well-fed. As a skilled cook who once sliced of... Read more
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