Do you start off the year with hopeful thoughts about what you want in months ahead? January brings feelings of a clean slate, knowing we get to start again. We are determined to make the upcoming year the best one yet.
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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
They’re not glamorous, breath-taking or even mildly exciting. Instead, brown bag lunches are convenient, economical and all too often boring. But are your packed lunches becoming too mundane, unappealing and dull? If you have the brown bag blue... Read more
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
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
I just turned 50 and I have been on 3rd shift for 2 years. I have gained alot of weight and can't seem to lose, I feel like I am hungry all the time and I don't know when is best to workout on this schedule. HELP 39... Read more
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Looking for some healthier recipes for potatoes, vegetables, pie, etc. I don't want to go without, but I am sure some have some great ideas to cut the fat and calories a bit.... Read more
I downloaded the SparkPeople app on my new Tracfone. The second screen that comes up is a pop up with the message: "Daily guidance and motivation from our diet and fitness coaches will help you stay on track. Would you like to receive a tip from o... Read more
If you wait to feel motivated before you start, or if you stop every time you feel unmotivated, you'll never get there! What you need is PLANNING and ROUTINE. Plan like you're going to be healthy today, don't wait and see whether you feel like it.... Read more
You're at an all day work meeting or in training and they provide lunch. Not all of it will be healthy. What do you do? You throw healthy snacks and fruit in your work bag. At lunch eat only healthy protein in the supplied lunch and supplement wi... Read more
Have you seen the USDA's report on the National School Lunch Program? Marion Nestle's What to Eat blog tipped me off to the report and its findings. According to the report, which referenced several studies about the school lunch program, the U.S. ha... Read more
Concerns continue regarding the number of overweight and obese children and teens in schools today. Trends in chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension affecting younger and younger populations also continue. Some have apprehension regarding... Read more
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