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August 10, 2016
State Board takes first step toward lifting ban on diet soda in Colorado high schools
The State Board of Education voted 4-3 Wednesday in favor of new rules that would lift a seven-year ban on diet soda in Colorado high schools.
July 28, 2016
Will diet soda be allowed back in Colorado high schools?
A coalition of health groups are pushing back against proposed rules that would allow diet soda back in Colorado high schools, after a seven-year ban.
April 4, 2012
School health summit focuses on proven strategies
WITH VIDEO: The Colorado Legacy Foundation's Healthy Schools Summit brought together more than 800 educators, policy makers, students and health care providers to celebrate schools and programs having a positive impact on students' health.
November 30, 2011
Ask an Expert: Adding protein to child's breakfast.
Is your child in the habit of eating only starch and sugar for breakfast? If so, you can only imagine what he is like an hour or two into the school day. Get some great (and easy) ideas in this post about ways to boost protein and limit sugar at breakfast time.
November 23, 2011
Nine ways to help schools promote health
Here are some strategic moves you can make at your child's school if you want to improve health of students and staff a like, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
November 14, 2011
Young school chefs face off in Denver
Across Denver, four teams of teenagers face the same assignment: Come up with a menu that has never been served in the school cafeteria; tempt teens to try it; and can be made for less than $1 per meal. It's all part of the EatWell@School cooking competition.
November 10, 2011
Free school breakfasts for all worth the cost, experts say
Increasing numbers of school officials throughout Colorado are concluding that free breakfast-in-the-classroom programs not only make good sense nutritionally, they make good sense financially and academically as well.
November 7, 2011
Rural schools make healthy role models
What works in terms of school wellness in a large urban or suburban school districts in Colorado may not work out in the country. Find out what initiatives are underway to find the right recipe for school wellness on the Eastern Plains or the San Luis Valley.
October 26, 2011
Healthy school snapshot: Coal Creek Canyon K-8
Coal Creek Canyon K-8 in Jeffco's mountains has embraced a culture of wellness. What started with a small group of parents is now accepted by bus drivers, custodians and teachers a like. Find out what challenges parents faced and what they learned in this story and video.
October 17, 2011
Exploring the science of recess
With 770 students squeezed into a school building designed to accommodate just 425, classroom space at Aurora’s Elkhart Elementary School is at a premium. But Principal Katie Hartenbach has started viewing the school’s newly refurbished playground as the most valuable classroom space of all.
October 12, 2011
Local students jump for world record
They’re still counting just how many people took part in the nationwide effort Tuesday to break the Guinness World Record for most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period, but this much is certain: Denver North High School students joined the national effort to beat a jumping jacks record.
October 7, 2011
This week's healthy schools highlights
Schools dangle carrot snacks, but it’s a tough sale - The thinnest state loosens its belt - Fort Collins elementary students learn cancer fighting strategies - School lunch blogger 'Mrs. Q' drops anonymity - Hayden schools take advantage of grant funding - Boulder school: Will pedal for food
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