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Healthy School Snacks Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy School Snacks.

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Fight for Your Food Rights

Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free. ...  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

Kid-Friendly Valentine's Day Surprises

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about chocolate and other decadent treats. Show the kids in your life how much you love them with simple, healthy snacks and heartfelt messages. They'll remember the creativity a lot longer than a ba...  Read more

Don't Neglect Your Body as You Develop Your Mind

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

25 After-School Snack Ideas for Teens

If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can still remember how it tasted: The snack that my best friend introduced me to in the 10th grade. So delicious, it soon became part of an everyday after-school ritual. We’d each cut a plain white bagel do...  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

Is celery stalks with peanut butter a good snack?
Updated 4/20/2015 6:57:31 PM

A friend of mine told me to watch putting peanut butter on celery because peanut butter is not a complete protein and it needs to be with some thing to make it into a complete protein. I only use a tsp. per stalk and I have 2 stalks I thought this w...  Read more

So I have been trying to eat healthier and ive don
Updated 4/18/2015 6:26:00 PM

So I have been trying to eat healthier and ive done really good at it. Today was a rough one while t the grocery store. I instantly has a craving for junk but I didnt buy a bit of it! Super proud...  Read more

I have decided to get healthy. What tips do you ha
Updated 4/16/2015 8:15:21 PM

I have decided to get healthy. What tips do you have for someone who fails at dieting and has little faith....  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

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

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

Poll: Should States Ban Junk Food at Schools?

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

Is Psychology the Key to Better School Nutrition?

Professionals frequently use psychological techniques as part of their sales strategies. Similar approaches have been used in the restaurant industry as well. Psychologists help design menus, interior layouts, food presentation, and to train servers...  Read more

Healthy School Snacks?

My daughter is required to bring a snack to school every day, and because they eat at their desk while reading, it can't be messy (like an orange or yogurt). Last year I had a hard time coming up with a variety of snacks-- she kept wanting pop tarts...  Read more