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January 11, 2012
Ask an Expert: How much physical activity is required in Colo. schools?
How much physical activity does your child get during the school day? The state has beefed up exercise requirements, but at some schools, kids don't get exercise on snow days and may even be banned from recess for misbehaving.
August 26, 2011
This week's safe schools snippets
Grades may suffer when teens get bullied - Bullying affects a quarter of high school students - School bullying has bigger effect on Latino, black students- Special PBS series examines kids and media - District keeps students on the bus until safe walking route built - Preteens and young adults embrace rude, crude online culture
July 8, 2011
This week's healthy schools highlights
PBS explores healthy school lunches - Obesity rates rise 90 percent in 17 states - Colorado Proud School Meal Day webinar planned - TV affects children's sleep patterns.
February 16, 2011
Ask an Expert: Bullied on way to or from school.
This expert remembers feeling very safe at his childhood school - until it came time to walk home. For many children, the walk home is a "no man's land" where bullying can occur unchecked. Here are tips to prevent that from happening to your child.
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.
November 5, 2010
Week of Nov. 1: Healthy schools highlights
This week's round-up includes a reminder of a Nov. 15 deadline to score a new, free salad bar for a school, a new school playground, winner of a Walk to School Challenge and three DPS high school chefs.
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.
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