WANT TO EAT HEALTHIER? DO!
If your friends don’t, so what? Don’t hound them.
Avoid comparing the nutritional value of what they’re eating to what you’re eating. Nobody likes to be compared.
Also: It’s unclassy and inappropriate to criticize food that another individual is eating that you personally find distasteful. You may run the risk of insulting someone. Treat others the way you like to be treated.
How many ads do you see on TV for vegetables, whole fruits, whole grain products, fish, seafood, nuts, and beans?
Hmmm. Not many!
Fast-food marketers want your $$$! Be aware of how TV commercials influence your food choicesso you can make healthy ones. see here.
SPEAKING OF WHICH
All schools are required to properly address bullying and harassment, including in the cafeteria.
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If you become aware of a bullying problem at your school, tell a teacher, school counselor, or principal. An adult definitely needs to know.
Don’t be a bystander Report all bullying, including cyberbullying. It’s fine to report anonomously, if that’s what you prefer Or, your parent can report. Bullies need to be stopped, for everybody’s sakeincluding their own.
So many meals and snacks can be given a quick, extra nutritional boost without much effort on your part.
Onions, mushrooms, black olives, sliced tomatoes, green pepperseven pineapplecan be added. Or go for the veggie combo!
STOPPING BY THE DELI?
There are many ways to up the nutritional content of deli sandwiches. Here are two:
1. Ask for whole grain bread.
2. Say yes to sliced tomatoes and lettuce.
You can also:
• Choose lean meats like sliced turkey or chicken. Want red meat? Stick with lean roast beef rather than bologna or salami.
• If they’re available, ask to sample partially skim milk cheeses to see which ones you like. Add a slice to your sandwich.
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