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August 7, 2017
With plan to focus on teen health, Adams 12 school district opens new clinic
The Adams 12 school district, Colorado’s sixth-largest, will open its first school-based health clinic this fall at Thornton High School.
June 13, 2017
Which Colorado school districts have the lowest vaccination rates? (Hint: They’re not on the Front Range.)
A new database represents Colorado’s first effort to give the public information about how many kids get vaccinated in the state’s schools and child care programs.
September 7, 2016
Zika virus poses few concerns for Colorado schools
School officials in Florida may be panicking about Zika, but that's not the case in Colorado.
Get the lead out
August 31, 2016
Wondering which big Colorado school districts are testing their water for lead? We’ve got answers
Colorado’s five largest school districts all have either embarked on or plan to test their schools’ drinking water for lead, taking no chances after the lead-poisoning crisis in Flint, Mich.
June 29, 2016
New Chalkbeat database spotlights wide gulfs in Colorado schools’ vaccination rates
Boulder remains a hotspot for the anti-vaccination movement, and students in diverse districts are more likely to get their shots.
The doctor is in
October 5, 2015
Big year for school-based health in Colorado
The new clinic at Denver's Florence Crittenton High School is one of five new school-based health centers in the state and the first to offer obstetric services.
April 30, 2013
A Queens school with a health focus takes its cafeteria meat-free
The Active Learning Elementary School is the first school in the city to go meat-free in its cafeteria. Chancellor Dennis Walcott recognized Principal Bob Groff and others at the school during a visit today. (Photo: Helen Chin) A Queens school that has won accolades in the past for encouraging its students to adopt healthy behaviors is taking things a step further by eliminating meat from its cafeteria. The Active Learning Elementary School, which serves young students in Flushing, is the first school in the city to go all-vegetarian, and city officials say it might be a pathbreaker nationwide. Chancellor Dennis Walcott, a fitness and diet junkie himself, visited the school for lunch today. Instead of serving sloppy joes or roasted chicken, the school will serve up "healthy recipes such as roasted chickpeas, braised black beans with plantains, tofu vegetable wrap with cucumber salad, vegetarian chili served with brown rice, falafel, and roasted tofu with Asian sesame sauce," according to the city's press release. Principal Robert Groff said in a statement the city distributed that the change was spurred on by the school's students. "We discovered early on that our kids were gravitating toward our vegetarian offerings, and we kept expanding the program to meet the demand," he said.
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