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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.
August 5, 2010
Culinary boot camp for school cooks
Kitchen personnel in Norwood have their eyes on an immersion blender to make mass smoothies.
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 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 6, 2010
Middle schoolers tackle epidemiology
Boulder-area students are planning a public hygiene awareness campaign and creating response plans for local businesses
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 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.
April 16, 2010
“Recess” coaches may help classroom work
Some Denver schools are considering "recess coaches" to help students get more out of time spent on the playground.
April 11, 2010
Dougco’s fitness quest starts with teachers
Douglas County aims to be the healthiest school district in the nation by 2015. And they're starting with their teachers.
April 6, 2010
Tackling child hunger, better school food
Sen. Michael Bennet dined with second-graders, then talked turkey with adults about ways to decrease child hunger in Colorado
February 18, 2010
Six small districts win healthy kids grants
The first time staff in the tiny rural Bethune School District in eastern Colorado tried to explain to youngsters that French fries would not count toward the veggie category on the food pyramid they were met with blank stares.
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