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February 18, 2013
Debating breakfast after the bell
Serving breakfast after the school day starts is seen as an effective way to reduce hunger among low-income students, but financial concerns remain.
February 11, 2013
Wellness efforts target school employees
Amid growing attention to student wellness, some Colorado school districts also are paying closer attention to the wellbeing of teachers and other staffers.
February 7, 2013
School health data system gets $3 million
Kaiser Permanente and the Colorado Legacy Foundation announce a $3 million plan to create data reporting system for school health and wellness indicators.
February 5, 2013
Healthy vending snacks on the rise
Colorado school districts are increasingly opting for healthier vending machine snacks.
January 28, 2013
Study calls for daily PE classes
A recent study found that instituting daily physical education classes for children would boost moderate to vigorous physical activity by 23 minutes a day.
January 22, 2013
School districts put local beef on the menu
Some Colorado school districts are putting local, grass-fed beef on their school menus as a healthier alternative to government commodity beef.
January 14, 2013
Campaign to boost number of insured children
A campaign by Colorado Access aims to increase the number of low-income Colorado children enrolled in Child Health Plan Plus or CHP+.
January 4, 2013
Federal grants benefit school health clinics
More than $1 million in federal grants will help three Colorado school districts expand or improve their school-based health services in the coming year.
December 20, 2012
Healthy classroom parties gain momentum
Holiday parties at some schools are becoming healthier affairs, but bucking tradition isn't always easy.
December 16, 2012
Contest sparks school breakfast growth
Three Colorado schools recently won “innovation awards” in the School Breakfast Challenge. The contest is now in its second year.
December 9, 2012
Parents work out with kids – at school
Elk Creek Elementary has weekly parent/kid Jazzercise classes in the morning, and organizers are planning drumming, soccer and Zumba classes for later in the year to get families working out together.
November 26, 2012
Colorado counties target teen drinking
Colorado is in the fourth year of a five-year grant to reduce underage drinking, particularly among Latino youth. It appears to be paying off.
November 13, 2012
Research traces impact of childhood adversity
Our partners at Education Week look at the latest research on the effects of childhood adversity and long-term learning and health.
October 30, 2012
Reconnecting Youth program boosts teens
Reconnecting Youth, a special class for at-risk youth, has shown success in helping kids overcome their challenges and succeed in school and life.
October 29, 2012
Campaign invites uncomfortable conversations
State officials have launched a campaign to get young people, parents and others to start talking about something uncomfortable - youth sexual health.
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