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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

Mediterranean diet meal plan
Updated 4/21/2015 7:59:10 AM

Is there a Mediterranean diet meal plan on this site? If so how do I find it....  Read more

fresh herbs and making food healthier
Updated 4/20/2015 7:42:07 AM

I have been thinking about using herbs and spices to give food flavor without a lot of fat or salt. I am talking about meals for lunch and dinner. Herbs like oregano, basil, rosemary, and other fresh or dried herbs. I just don't know ANYTHING ab...  Read more

When I eat healthy I get full so quickly! I'm not
Updated 4/19/2015 8:52:34 AM

When I eat healthy I get full so quickly! I'm not meeting my calorie recommendations most days (generally falling between 800-1000). Is it better to be under calories or eat when I'm already full just to make that 1200 calorie mark?...  Read more

Since I started my shake meal replacement. I lost
Updated 4/19/2015 10:31:02 AM

Since I started my shake meal replacement. I lost ten pounds. My Dr said I have been healed faster than most with this program. I am so excited to finally have control over my health....  Read more

We don't offer dairy-free meal plans. Here's why:
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We don't offer dairy-free meal plans. Here's why: www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_answer.
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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