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Make Your School Cafeteria Healthy

With school just around the corner, are you dreading the thought of eating that nasty cafeteria food? Well listen up cuz Kidzworld is offering up some suggestions to turn your cafeteria menu from bad to good!

The Cafeteria Menu - Greens Galore

With a menu full of high-fat foods like french fries, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and mac and cheese, it's obvious that the biggest prob is a lack of vegetables (ketchup, relish and those itty-bitty shreds of lettuce don't count as veggies!). So get the vitamins and minerals that your body needs with the fresh fruit and veggies offered at the salad bar. If your cafeteria doesn't have a salad bar, then it's time to get one cuz all the school's have one! Loading up on nutrient-rich foods will help you concentrate in class and rock on all those pop quizzes.

The Cafeteria Menu - A Lean, Mean Chili

Whether it's sloppily served on a bun or in a bowl, there's no doubt that chili is the star of the menu. Sure, beans may cause a stink, but they're a good source of fiber. However, the beef that goes into is the really bad, fatty kind. The healthy and simple solution is to switch from beef to turkey!

The Cafeteria Menu - Veggie Delight

Let's face it - there's not a lot of choices for all the vegetarians out there. They're usually stuck with a fruit cup and not much else, so it's time to make some changes! We're not talking bean sprout sandwiches and tofu salads, but how about a nice veggie burger? Hamburgers are already on the menu, so adding a few veggie patties to the grill is easy enough.

The Cafeteria Menu - Sweet 'N Low-Fat

It's not the best to endulge their sweet tooth with pudding or jello everyday! So suggest stocking the dessert section with frozen yogurt, low-fat yogurt or even fruit smoothies - all that needs to be done is to throw the fruit into a blender and whip it to frothy perfection!

The Cafeteria Menu - From H to O

The school calendar is about 180 days long, so drinking pop on a daily basis is an absolute no-no cuz it rots your teeth and gives you too many cavities to count. Instead, grab a refreshing bottle of water or carton of milk. Milk is an excellent source of calcium and does a body good!

The Cafeteria Menu - Who to Talk to

Now that the suggestions have been made, who can ya talk to? The best peeps are your 'rents, teacher or principal cuz they can bring it up at the next PTA meeting or tell the school board.

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Grossest Cafeteria Food?

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labimba
labimba posted in Style:
Neko girl I have to get back in shape for September if u want we can be training buddies!  :)  
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animallover468
animallover468 posted in Style:
EndlessDream is right. Skipping breakfast and lunch can result in stomach ulcers and sudden weight gain (had personal experience...), ESPECIALLY skipping breakfast! You have to incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Stomach and body fat is mostly caused by lack of exercise, and maybe that means you need to do toning exercises. Try doing simple exercise videos like the 3-mile powerwalk on YouTube (trust me, I sweat like crazy when I do those workouts). Anything that gets you sweating, is the kind of exercise you need to do.  I hated working out when I first started my weight loss journey too. I would always start wheezing every time I started working out. But after pushing through everyday, I think working out is one of the best stress busters I've ever had!  If you want to lower your appetite though, I suggest eating a full lunch and breakfast and skipping your dinner. If you can't skip dinner, then at least try aiming for an early dinner, around 5:30 or 6:00. Your body needs time to digest at least 4 hours before you sleep. I started gaining weight around puberty when I was 12, it could be the same for you too.  But honestly, there's nothing wrong with having consciousness about your weight. Now starving yourself and dieting is BAD, but there's nothing wrong with changing your lifestyle in order to be fit. It's a good thing that kids start caring about their health, and the earlier you start, the better off you are. 
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EndlessDream
EndlessDream posted in Style:
You need breakfast and lunch. Starving yourself, even if you aren't hungry, makes you loose energy to the point you could pass out from not eating. Keep your diet healthy. For breakfast, at least have yogurt, fruit, and juice. Drink at least 4 full glasses of water a day. Trim down on the snacks. Everyone has different bodies and build. You may just be large-boned. And that's not bad! That makes you stronger and higher ability to gain muscle. Loosing weight doesn't happen over night. It can take months. 
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Nekogirl101
Nekogirl101 posted in Style:
For years my parents would tell me I'm skinny but compared to other people, my waist was bigger and I would always hide it. Though it was obvious I weighed more, I've only been doing this for a week and I didn't ever tell anyone what I was doing until my parents found out. I would skip lunch and breakfast and say I was full. I only ate a big dinner every night. Once my parents found out, they said it was unhealthy and if I didn't  stop, I would develop an eating disorder. I obviously listened to them, but I've tried as best as I can so far. I have barely lost any weight from exercise and my parents won't let me go on a diet because I already 'eat healthy enough'. I want to lose weight without exercising being 3/4s of my lifestyle. I know, I'm a lazy idiot for saying all this.
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rainbowpoptart
Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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