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Healthy School Meals Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy School Meals.

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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

meals without certain ingredient
Updated 8/25/2014 7:21:30 AM

HI everyone: I need ideas for a diet and recipes.. I have a allergy to tomatoes.. anything that goes with it tomato paste, sauce, slices pico, diced anything!! I know that a lot of food call for this to be added for taste, spice or it ma...  Read more

Looking to be healthier!
Updated 8/23/2014 1:47:50 PM

I just joined Spark people and am looking to lose 10 pounds an seat healthier. Any tips on th best way to use this site?...  Read more

Is there sugar in this meal?
Updated 8/21/2014 1:01:37 PM

Hi, I currently cannot eat sugar (any refined sugar, from fruits is ok). I'm eating out tonight and want to choice something on the menu that doesn't have sugar. The site says that my choice of food (poutine- fries, sauce, and cheese) says that it ha...  Read more

FREE 10 day healthy eating challenge group!
Updated 8/20/2014 6:00:14 PM

STOP!! DROP THAT COOKIE!!! LOL ........i have been seeing some awesome results for just 10 days with clean healthy eating with just about the food!! nutrition is 80% of your results...you can workout as much as you want, but if your nutrition is not...  Read more

Healthy weight vs. Perfect weight
Updated 8/21/2014 11:11:35 AM

My girlfriend is 5 feet tall and weigh's in at 106. She wants to get down to 98 pounds which is her "perfect weight". I just don't understand this obsession on one number. I am happy anytime my BMI is 24.9 or below. And most of my adult life I have b...  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