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March 17, 2011
Ask an Expert: How to make a lower-income school healthier?
An expert talks about a local program that can help low-income schools tap into more nutrition education.
March 14, 2011
Wellness focus pays off for Loveland school
An elementary school adopts a focus on health and fitness to reverse declining enrollment, and wins a national award.
March 11, 2011
This week's healthy schools highlights
More schools have recess before lunch - Boulder Valley kids make salad rainbows - Poudre's PE program gets $880,000 grant - Youth Wellness Day on tap in Fort Collins
March 9, 2011
Loveland school promotes health and three Rs
B.F. Kitchen (a very appropriately named elementary school in Loveland) becomes the first school in Colorado to receive the Gold Award of Distinction from the HealthierUS School Challenge - a USDA initiative that is part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move! campaign.
February 19, 2011
Culinary boot camp: Enlist your school kitchen staff now
LiveWell Colorado has officially launched its online registration site for the 2011 Cook for America Culinary Boot Camp series. Tell your district's food service director or your own school kitchen staff about it.
February 10, 2011
Proven anti-obesity programs hard to find
Empirical evidence proving which school-based anti-obesity programs really work - and which ones don't - is sketchy. But experts say some programs already in local schools show great promise. We begin our series looking at Aurora's Go, Slow, Whoa! program.
February 4, 2011
Week of 1/31/11: Healthy schools snippets
First Lady's Let's Move campaign goes to school; Boulder Valley sticks to healthy lunches, but may raise prices; Some school kids do calisthenics in Jack LaLanne's memory; composting big in Windsor schools; The latest on head lice (ick, but you need to know); Podcast on Colorado's school nurse shortage.
February 3, 2011
Ask an Expert: My daughter hardly eats. What can I do?
We often forget that our kids’ bellies are much smaller than ours. When we’re putting dinner on the plate or packing a lunch, we tend to over-serve, and then wonder why our children aren’t eating. Watch this short video and read this post to learn more.
January 28, 2011
Week of 1/24/11: Healthy schools highlights
WHO fights junk food in schools globally; Spat over subsidized school breakfast in Colo.; Boulder sticks with healthy school lunches; Aurora gym teachers fight to keep PE; Inadequate sleep linked to childhood obesity; Bill would require Colo. students to exercise.
January 25, 2011
Ask an Expert: Why you should care about school wellness policies
Boulder's own "renegade lunch lady" tells you why you should care about school wellness policies. Every district in the U.S. should have one. Problem is, few have been updated and some have never even been implemented. Watch the video or read the Q&A.
January 21, 2011
Week of 1/17/11: Healthy schools highlights
Number of free lunches served in Thompson spikes, student flu death in Rifle, school meals to cost more in Jeffco, no new money for school breakfasts in Colorado.
January 14, 2011
Week of 1/10/11: Healthy schools highlights
Aussies embrace Jamie Oliver; Wii in PE; Chocolate milk in schools: the debate continues, Wyoming gets tough on concussions among student athletes; School lunch prices to increase in Cherry Creek; Colorado Summer Food Summit planned and anyone can attend.
January 7, 2011
Week of 1/3/11: Healthy schools highlights
Lunch up for grab at nation's charter schools, Latinos and obesity in America, federal school lunches - not breakfasts - linked to obesity, boosting physical education in rural Colorado, banning chocolate milk in schools, the role of parents in their children's diets.
January 6, 2011
Ask an Expert: Dealing with a child's limited lunch palate.
Are you or your kid bored with the same sack school lunch day after day? Read this post, which offers some excellent healthy pack-at-home lunch tips for every school day.
December 22, 2010
Week of 12/20/10: Healthy schools highlights
In-school health centers in Chicago; sweet-free zones in St. Paul; EdNews Parent expert publishes her book; new healthy schools Parent Network; more bike lanes near Aurora schools; the latest on breastfeeding and boys' brains; teens and mental health.
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