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July 19, 2016
Free lunch coming to more Colorado kids who attend high-poverty schools
More high-poverty Colorado schools will offer free meals to all students regardless of family income this year under a federal program aimed at…
August 19, 2015
More kids to get free school breakfast under law, but some districts feel financial squeeze
As the second phase of Colorado’s “Breakfast After the Bell” law takes effect this fall, thousands more low-income students will have access to free breakfast served during school hours. It’s a development lauded by many advocates, but not always by administrators in the districts mandated to provide the universal free meals.
miles to go
June 15, 2015
Colorado makes gains in summer meal participation but still low-ranked nationally
When it comes to feeding low-income children during the summer months, New Mexico is at the front of the pack and Colorado brings up the rear.
June 1, 2015
Outspoken student, burned sandwich and frozen fruit spur meal changes in southwest Denver
A burned sandwich bun and frozen strawberries helped spur meal changes at Kepner Middle School last month after a visit by a school board member, a district administrator and representatives from Padres y Jóvenes Unidos.
the meal is served
May 29, 2014
Universal free meals coming to some high-poverty schools
A new federal program called "Community Eligiblity" will allow some high-poverty schools or districts to offer free meals to all students with no "Free/Reduced Meal" application required.
March 21, 2014
Wellness follows a questionable path at test time
It’s TCAP season and at many Colorado schools that means a concerted effort to push healthy habits that will help kids perform their best. But some parents and advocates worry that these efforts, while well-intentioned, have limited value if they only last as long as the spring testing window.
starting the day right
February 14, 2014
Some parents question health of school breakfast, but change is slow
A group of Denver Public Schools parents have raised concerns about some of the foods served during "breakfast in the classroom," saying they have too much sugar, too many preservatives and too little protein.
March 5, 2012
Breakfast more common in classrooms
Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver wide receiver Eric Decker – accompanied by some Denver Broncos cheerleaders and DPS Chief Operating Officer David Suppes – visited a Denver school Friday, breakfast carts in tow, to kick off this week's National School Breakfast Week.
February 24, 2012
This week's healthy schools highlights
Asian salad makes a healthy school lunch - From caffeine sheets to Dust-Off: Do you know what your kids are doing? - Trying to find a cry of desperation amid the Facebook drama - Kids not exercising? Here's how to get them moving - New guidelines planned on school vending machines - What's on your kid's lunch tray? Poudre lunches get once-over - How much sleep does your child need? Even experts disagree.
February 4, 2012
This week's healthy schools highlights
White House chef tests healthy school lunch - Five school programs feeding America's children - Some call healthy L.A. school lunches inedible - Are anti-obesity programs causing eating disorders? - Colorado school tastes success with student breakfast program - Eat healthy on a budget - Media exposure and kids.
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 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.
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