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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

I've ate badly for the past 4 days and have gained
Updated 7/26/2015 12:00:24 AM

I've ate badly for the past 4 days and have gained 4lbs! This seems crazy to me because I know I didn't eat an additional 14000 calories. I'm hoping it's just water weight...  Read more

So, Spark wants me to eat 1200-1550 calories per d
Updated 7/25/2015 9:29:42 PM

So, Spark wants me to eat 1200-1550 calories per day. My BMR according to spark is 2100 calories per day. I burn an extra 300 every day exercising. Does it assign the same caloric limit for eating totoeveryone regardless of their needs?...  Read more

I did it Camping for 4 days and i ate healthy and
Updated 7/26/2015 12:13:09 AM

I did it Camping for 4 days and i ate healthy and didnt gain any weight. Went for lots of walks. My husband ate pretty crappy though and he just wanted to sit and do crossword puzzles. So i walked and hiked with my dog....  Read more

...p an addictive habit and began her new healthy
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...p an addictive habit and began her new healthy one: running! She now even has a marathon under her belt! 243 306 220...  Read more

for the last two weeks I just forgot to eat meat s
Updated 7/26/2015 10:53:06 AM

for the last two weeks I just forgot to eat meat since I was told about my high cholesterol. I've had motion sickness twice and yesterday night I felt so light headed and sick that my hubby took me for a big mac (i had to work late). I felt better!...  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