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School Healthy Eating Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for School Healthy Eating.

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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

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

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

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

Today I realized why I don't eat fried food too mu
Updated 9/14/2014 6:06:54 AM

Today I realized why I don't eat fried food too much anymore. First time in a while and it made me feel sick in my stomach and gross all afternoon. I need my fruits and veggies. Don't know how I'm gunna survive the Bloomsburg Fair! 😬...  Read more

Ate some Pizza Hut yesterday because my husband lo
Updated 9/13/2014 9:54:53 AM

Ate some Pizza Hut yesterday because my husband loves it. I did go out of range but not too far off, and it was only because I did read lol and used calories for medium instead of large until I realized I was wrong. Going to try my best today. I...  Read more

Hi guys! :) I don't eat meat due to ethical reason
Updated 9/13/2014 9:48:01 PM

Hi guys! :) I don't eat meat due to ethical reasons (only the occasional fish), but I don't know what to think about dairy. Is dairy good for weight loss? I heard it's an inflammatory food. What do you think?...  Read more

Looking for healthy alternatives
Updated 9/13/2014 2:41:59 PM

I have narrowed down my cravings (and thus triggers that send me off the wagon) to the following: Gummy bears - I love the sweet and chewiness Icing - love the smooth sweet texture Icing and cupcake - love the combo of smooth sweet texture with...  Read more

How do u guys get enough calories w/o eating junk?
Updated 9/12/2014 10:56:26 PM

How do you guys get enough calories without eating crap food? And if you are one that doesn't usually get enough calories how do you get over that fear of eating more. For me it is hard for me to think that eating more = losing weight....  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

Is the Jamba Juice New School Smoothie a Healthy Choice?

Last year the new school lunch guidelines were unveiled including new guidelines for the kind of milk to serve. Since that time, school districts across the country have been putting plans in place for implementation at the start of this school year....  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