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April 24, 2013
Tackling food allergies at school
School policies on protecting students with food allergies vary widely; HB 13-1171 could add another safeguard to the mix.
April 17, 2013
Planting school gardens…everywhere
To help combat childhood obesity, the Boulder-based Kitchen Community plans to creates 180 learning gardens at low-income schools by next year.
March 27, 2013
Teaching parents to cook cafeteria food
A growing number of parents in Commerce City are not only eating cafeteria food, they’re learning how to cook it at monthly classes.
March 25, 2013
5th Gear Kids promotes healthy choices
A program called 5th Gear Kids models itself after a ski pass program but attempts to entice fifth-graders into healthy habits through other incentives.
March 18, 2013
Educators debate taking away recess
Taking away recess as a punishment is a time-honored practice at many Colorado schools, but opponents say it's counterproductive in light of childhood obesity.
March 5, 2013
School safety after Sandy Hook
Many Colorado school districts have taken a fresh look at security measures and emergency response plans since the shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary.
February 22, 2013
Is sex ed lacking in Colo. schools?
Supporters and opponents of House Bill 13-1081 talk about possible changes to sex education in Colorado schools.
February 18, 2013
Debating breakfast after the bell
Serving breakfast after the school day starts is seen as an effective way to reduce hunger among low-income students, but financial concerns remain.
February 11, 2013
Wellness efforts target school employees
Amid growing attention to student wellness, some Colorado school districts also are paying closer attention to the wellbeing of teachers and other staffers.
February 7, 2013
School health data system gets $3 million
Kaiser Permanente and the Colorado Legacy Foundation announce a $3 million plan to create data reporting system for school health and wellness indicators.
February 5, 2013
Healthy vending snacks on the rise
Colorado school districts are increasingly opting for healthier vending machine snacks.
January 28, 2013
Study calls for daily PE classes
A recent study found that instituting daily physical education classes for children would boost moderate to vigorous physical activity by 23 minutes a day.
January 22, 2013
School districts put local beef on the menu
Some Colorado school districts are putting local, grass-fed beef on their school menus as a healthier alternative to government commodity beef.
January 14, 2013
Campaign to boost number of insured children
A campaign by Colorado Access aims to increase the number of low-income Colorado children enrolled in Child Health Plan Plus or CHP+.
January 4, 2013
Federal grants benefit school health clinics
More than $1 million in federal grants will help three Colorado school districts expand or improve their school-based health services in the coming year.
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