What can be done to reduce unhealthy eating among adolescents? Here, in a guest post for the Ideabook blog, a researcher explains her group's groundbreaking findings—and how to apply this new approach to health education in your classroom. (Psst: Our January cover story can help—big-time!)

Social media may not always be a distraction for teens! It can serve as a wonderful way to get your entire classroom rallied behind a cause--and we've got a list of Choices-approved campaigns and hashtags to inspire action.

Are you teaching conflict resolution? This interactive article and role-play activity (featuring a great graphic organizer worksheet) will help your students practice their communication skills.

As educators focused on the health and well-being of your teenage students, I am sure you've walked around the cafeteria in a state of defeat: That's an entire table eating corn chips and cheese curls for lunch . . . again?! Is nothing I say about the healthy choices getting through to them? That's why we're so excited about our January cover story about the sinister tricks of the food industry, which we hope will be the motivation your students need to shun junk. Check out our fantastic resources!

This week in teen news we discuss teens who protest, high school start-times, civic participation in teens, and more!

Editor's note: In the classroom, when one student get sick, it seems like they all follow. How can you encourage healthy habits? This fun activity from Choices Teacher-Advisor Amy Lauren Smith--a 6th-8th grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher's Guide each month--presents a great way to get teens involved in staying healthy.