Rainbow sandwiches. Yogurt parfaits. Edamame dips. Whether you’re a kindergartener, college student or kid who doesn’t like sandwiches, we’ve got you covered with healthy back-to-school lunch and snack ideas.
At Professor Wellbody's Academy of Health & Wellness, we understand there's only one thing harder than making healthy behavior changes: Sticking to them! We all need a little help from our friends, and that's the purpose of the Wellbody Blog, a friendly online gathering spot--a community well--where you can dip into health news; wellness tips; recipes; latest research about nutrition, exercise, sleep and hygiene; plus, real stories from virtual neighbors who are also trying to change their lives for the better. Start from wherever you are; share ideas, information, inspiration. At Pacific Science Center, we believe each of us can do something everyday to improve our health and well-being.
Wellbody Blog loves this busy middle-schooler's healthy snack strategy!
On grocery day, she washes and cuts up her favorite fruits and veggies (grapes, carrots, peas, strawberries, blueberries, purple cauliflower, baby corn) and stores them in reusable cartons in the refrigerator. Then, every morning on the way out the door, she grabs a pre-made snack container from the frig and stows it in her backpack for fresh and healthy munching whenever she needs a bite.
This charming video took a first-place winner in the USDA's Fruits & Veggies Video Challenge. Congratulations! Watch the video.
Did you know that a whopping 48 percent of all adult eating happens BETWEEN meals?
What are we munching, where, why and how much does it cost? In this on-campus video clip by Hartman Studios, University of Washington students share their snack fantasies, tips on buying and packing snacks and economical places to shop for snack supplies.
Visit Wellbody Academy’s Cafedium to use the Customized Calorie Budgetizer. It will help you calculate a balance between the calories you eat and drink (including snacks) and the calories you expend during daily activities.
Stay tuned to Wellbody Blog for a jazzy demo about packing healthy snack-to-go boxes for students (or anybody!) on the move.