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Healthy School Snacks Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy School Snacks.

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

A Parent's Guide to Nutrition for Kids - Part 2

Believe it or not, the nutritional needs of children have not changed in the last 20 years. However, the world they live in certainly has. It is quite a different childhood experience for kids and teens, with fast food restaurants on every corner, bi...  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

afternoon snacks
Updated 4/15/2014 10:54:42 PM

I am really struggling in the afternoon, 3:30-5. I seem to be craving everything and nothing satisfies. I plow through my pantry, some choices are not that bad, but I eat a lot, Then I lose my calories for dinner. any suggestions would be great....  Read more

Snacks Before Working Out
Updated 4/15/2014 9:18:55 PM

I'm doing a boot camp twice a week. I wouldn't call it hard core, but it isn't a walk in the park either. We are constantly moving and I'm dripping sweat during the first set, not to mention that we have three sets to go! I need to know what I cou...  Read more

"Healthy" foods cause so much pain
Updated 4/11/2014 7:54:20 AM

Hello everyone, I hope this doesn't sound too crazy to you all but i swear that "healthy" foods make me sick... Years of eating a restricted calorie diet and all the classic healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, high fiber breads/wraps, low calori...  Read more

How do i learn to like healthy foods?
Updated 4/12/2014 8:12:31 AM

I only like a small number of bland foods. I rarely use salt and pepper. I like bananas, apples and oranges, steamed green beans and broccoli. I like fried chicken (as long as there are no spices added), oven roasted Turkey, the only beef I li...  Read more

Does Media News Coverage Affect School Violence ?
Updated 4/10/2014 10:14:16 AM

Violence in the schools is once again a big issue. April 9/2014 Stabbing at Pittsburgh High School is yet another news story. DO YOU THINK THE MEDIA NEWS COVERAGE HAS A NEGATIVE OR A POSITIVE AFFECT?...  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