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August 30, 2010
Colorado schools fail inspection mandate
More than half of Colorado's schools fail a federal rule requiring their lunchrooms be inspected twice a year. How to check your school.
August 16, 2010
EdWeek: Cuts hit summer lunch programs
The tight economy and help from Gov. Ritter are credited with increasing summer lunch participation in Denver but it falls elsewhere
August 12, 2010
Helping kids make smart food choices
ZisBoomBah, a Boulder company, is in the running for Michelle Obama's Apps for Healthy Kids contest, part of her Let's Move! campaign
August 8, 2010
Schools wake up to the benefits of breakfast
Colorado schools learn free breakfasts for students could have a huge impact on learning and behavior -- and the costs are minimal.
July 29, 2010
Clock ticking on school nutrition legislation
Time is running out for Congress to pass legislation to continue, and possibly expand, funding for the nation's school meals program
July 18, 2010
Tasty news: DPS back to scratch cooking
Denver Public Schools is launching a massive effort to revert to old-fashioned scratch cooking in its school kitchens.
July 14, 2010
Summer activities help bridge learning gap
An Adams County coalition helps youngsters fight summer learning loss, which accounts for two-thirds of the ninth-grade achievement gap
July 11, 2010
School gardens provide access to fresh produce
More than 35 gardens around Denver are teaching students and providing, in some communities, the only source of fresh fruits and vegetables
July 1, 2010
From terrorists to tornadoes, kids learn to be prepared
A coalition of emergency preparedness groups is offering Disaster READY Training for Colorado middle and high school students this summer
June 23, 2010
Violence, depression, suicide stalk gay youth
Suicide prevention groups hope a new film sharing the stories of nine Colorado Springs youth will help them reach an especially at-risk community.
June 16, 2010
Work looks like play at PE teachers institute
DPS hosts its eighth annual Physical Education and Dance Summer Institute, drawing PE teachers from around the state this week.
June 14, 2010
‘Safe Routes’ lure kids to walk, bike to school
Fewer than 15 percent of schoolchildren walk or ride their bikes to school, down from 50 percent a generation ago. But for health's sake, communities are working to remove the barriers that keep today's youngsters from getting to school the old-fashioned way.
June 10, 2010
Boot camp aims to remake school meals
More than 100 school food service workers from across Colorado will get hands-on training in cooking from scratch at a series of Culinary Boot Camps this summer.
June 7, 2010
Programs bridge summer feeding gap
Children’s learning isn’t the only thing that takes a hit during the summer. Many poor youngsters may go hungry
June 1, 2010
School clinics armed for reproductive health
Colorado's school-based health centers have a new tool in their campaign to help sexually active teens with scant knowledge of safe sex practices.
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