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April 25, 2011
Editor's blog: Biking to school
EdNews Parent editor and mom Julie Poppen describes her own struggles biking to school with her daughter - even on nice days.
April 21, 2011
Earth Day has students walking/biking to school
Boulder Valley schools gear up for Bike to School Day Friday, launched last year to coincide with Earth Day. Seven students with disabilities participate through a new partnership.
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.
January 6, 2011
Tips for safe travels to and from school
Behind motor vehicles, bicycles are tied to more childhood injuries than any other consumer product. So, take some time to brush up on ways to keep your children safe on their way to and from school.
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.
October 22, 2010
Week of 10/18/10: Safe schools wrap-up
This week, read about the successes of the Safe2Tell bullying prevention program, a $50,000 grant received by the Colorado Legacy Foundation to combat bullying of gay students, new rules aimed at keeping high school athletes safe and a kindergartener who wasn't expelled for bringing a toy gun to school.
October 13, 2010
Week of 10/11/10: Healthy schools wrap-up
Boulder Valley students "shoot for the moon" as they walk and bike to school all week. How you, too, can celebrate National School Lunch Week. (Have you tried the food at your kid's school yet?) Maybe it's time to bring in a top chef who also reads stories to kids. Read about that, too, and about the mind games the government is testing out to get children to pick healthier lunch tray options.
September 10, 2010
How to get kids walking and biking to school
Want to see more kids walking and biking to school? This story by EdNews Parent and Education News Colorado writer Rebecca Jones will tell you everything you need to know - and more.
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