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Healthy School Meals Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy School Meals.

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

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

Basic Motivation for a Healthy Diet

Our bodies are very similar to our parents, teachers, bosses and coaches. They demand we make responsible choices and work hard to be successful. They expect us to wake up on time, show up when we’re suppose to and hand things in when they&...  Read more

Active Kids Do Better in School

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

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

Meal Plan advice
Updated 7/14/2014 6:53:25 AM

I am on a diabetic meal plan. The calorie goal is between 1500-1904 per day. I plan meals in advanced yet I change my mind whenever I plan my meals. I tend to change my mind often and I end up eating more than I plan to. I need help with this. Wh...  Read more

Editing Default Meals in Nutrition Tracker
Updated 7/13/2014 10:34:30 PM

I see where you can add and edit your own meals, but is there any way to rename the default meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack), or put your custom meals before and in between the defaults?...  Read more

How do i choice a vegan or vegetarian meal plan?
Updated 7/13/2014 8:51:56 AM

like how do u change the settings?...  Read more

Healthy Life
Updated 7/13/2014 12:20:54 AM

Hi my name is Tonya and I am new to the site. I have been overweight for awhile now and it is just getting worse ever since I quit smoking 3 months ago. Now that I was able to kick the smoking habit I now am able to tackle my weight issues. I am l...  Read more

Carnival Cruise - what to expect for meals?
Updated 7/12/2014 10:44:12 PM

Hi everyone! My wife and I are going on our honeymoon in a few days. We will be taking a Carnival cruise. Does anyone know what we can expect for food options while cruising? I'm okay having a goal of maintaining the week of the cruise, although...  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

Make those teens eat their fruit!

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

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

Will Improving School Lunches Affect Childhood Obesity?

I've done numerous blogs about children and healthy eating. The topic has always interested me, but even more-so now that I have children of my own. Every day we hear statistics about the number of obese children in America and strategies for how t...  Read more

The Not-So-Extreme School Lunch Makeover

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined celebrity chef Rachael Ray to announce changes to the school lunch program. This desired national update is the first in more than fifteen years. After the announcement...  Read more