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
Thank goodness, I like lots of healthy foods. But for the most part, I don't think of healthy foods as tasting so luscious, it makes my mouth water or gives me the shivers.
But I have a few! I'm hoping that you will share yours also! I know t... Read more
Last year I lost 25 lbs. I have gained some of it back by just being lazy. Food, the evil necessity! I am hoping that I can find good support because I really need it. Not sure where this question should be posted so I'm going to ask it here, maybe s... Read more
I have a small list of foods I want to try and include in what I eat or cook. A few I don't know how to prepare or cook, others I don't know a lot about for the most part. If you have found a good way to cook one of these or use it, I would love idea... 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
SparkPeople is incredibly excited about this morning's launch of Michelle Obama's childhood obesity initiative. As the largest and most active weight loss and fitness website in America, SparkPeople is ready--and able--to fully support this initiati... Read more
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