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August 28, 2014
Universal free meals coming to high-poverty schools in eight districts
Eight Colorado school districts, most small and rural, are participating in a new federal program that will allow them to offer universal free meals in some or all of their schools.
Lunch is served
June 30, 2014
Free summer meals for kids, but what about hungry parents?
Federally-funded summer meal programs provide free food for kids but not parents, leading a small number of sites in Colorado to raise extra funds to feed adults too. They believe this model helps increase participation by kids, fights adult hunger and builds community.
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June 5, 2014
Study finds school salad bars increase meal participation
More kids eat school meals when salad bars are added, according to a recent evaluation of a program that provides free salad bars…
the meal is served
May 29, 2014
Universal free meals coming to some high-poverty schools
A new federal program called "Community Eligiblity" will allow some high-poverty schools or districts to offer free meals to all students with no "Free/Reduced Meal" application required.
January 9, 2014
Larger servings of meat and bread can stay in school lunches
School food services directors across Colorado and the country breathed a sigh of relief this week after United States Department of Agriculture rules limiting meat…
August 14, 2013
City raising school lunch prices for the first time in 10 years
Students will pay $1.75 a day for lunch, up from $1.50. But students whose family income makes them eligible for a price reduction will no longer have to pay anything, according to this week’s Principals Weekly, a bulletin that goes out to the city’s more than 1,700 school leaders. Mayor Bloomberg’s budget plan originally called for the school lunch price to rise to $2.50. From the Principals Weekly: The price of school lunch will change in two important ways beginning on September 30:
July 2, 2013
Hungry just thinking about it
What Chancellor Dennis Walcott is doing today, according to his public schedule: 11:45 A.M. Joins French Junior Minister of Food Industry Guillaume Garot’s First Visit…
August 23, 2012
Bloomberg hails salad bar gift in push for healthier school lunch
On the heels of an announcement that the city was discontinuing one initiative to create healthier school lunches, Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised another one.
June 11, 2012
Report: Denver schools lack PE, recess, breakfast
A group tracking health trends among students of color wants DPS to expand recess before lunch and to boost gym classes, among other ideas.
June 1, 2012
Editor's blog: "Never Seconds" school lunch blog
Check out how your child's school lunches compare to those of Martha Payne, the Scottish school lunch chronicler whose Never Seconds blog went viral with the help of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Share your own school lunch story.
April 16, 2012
Eat Your Radio teaches kids about food, and journalism
If this isn't creative we don't know what is. KGNU radio in Boulder teaches kids about nutrition and journalism through Eat Your Radio. The food part of the lesson is courtesy of the Integrated Nutrition Education Program.
March 9, 2012
This week's healthy schools highlights
VIDEO: Denver Green School starts gardening - "Eat Your Radio" show focuses on healthy schools - CDC: Kids consume too much sugar, mostly from processed foods - Yoga improves mental, social, physical health for Boulder teens - Preschools launch program to fight obesity - Increase of childhood obesity slowing in Calif. - Poudre schools consider student health, wellness policy.
March 8, 2012
Editor's blog: "Pink slime" in school lunch
The USDA purchased 7 million pounds of a meat byproduct known as "pink slime" for the nation's school lunch program. The stuff - made of connective tissue and scraps - is used as filler and was once used only in pet food. If you want to take a stand, find out how.
February 27, 2012
Boulder schools win healthy honors
Some 36 schools in Colorado have been certified as healthy in the HealthierUS School Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Twenty-seven of them are in the Boulder Valley School District.
February 24, 2012
This week's healthy schools highlights
Asian salad makes a healthy school lunch - From caffeine sheets to Dust-Off: Do you know what your kids are doing? - Trying to find a cry of desperation amid the Facebook drama - Kids not exercising? Here's how to get them moving - New guidelines planned on school vending machines - What's on your kid's lunch tray? Poudre lunches get once-over - How much sleep does your child need? Even experts disagree.
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