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December 17, 2010
Week of l2/13/10: Healthy schools highlights
Denver schools for veggies grown in school gardens, School Food Project needs dough (and not the kind you bake with), more fancy fitness center in Denver schools, Colorado schools feeding more kids, more states letting students opt out of PE.
December 16, 2010
VIDEO: Children's health and wellness with Karen Connell
For the past two decades, Karen Connell, supervisor for the health and wellness team at the Colorado Department of Education, has made significant contributions to the growing movement of health and wellness for Colorado’s children.
December 15, 2010
Wellness policies not working in rural Colo. schools
Local Wellness Policies - required of all school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program as a way to boost opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating - appear to have had very little impact on either, a recent study of Colorado schools shows.
December 7, 2010
Ask an Expert: Top veggie lunches made in school kitchens.
The "renegade lunch lady" gives the goods on the most popular vegetarian or veggie-based dishes that school chefs can whip up or offer to students at all grade levels.
December 3, 2010
Healthy school food backers celebrate passage of school nutrition bill
Christmas came early this week for child hunger advocates in Colorado who feared the U.S. Congress might play Grinch and fail to pass a long-sought child nutrition bill. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 passed the House of Representatives 254-157 on Thursday.
December 3, 2010
Week of 11/29/10: Healthy schools highlights
Highlights this week feature some nasty school kitchen inspection findings, the latest figures on teen obesity, free lunches for some Denver students, passage of the Child Nutrition Bill, and a California court ruling that could result in more parents suing schools that cut physical education.
November 19, 2010
Week of 11/15/10: Healthy schools highlights
Get the latest on Michelle Obama's push for more salad bars in schools, DPS on the move, Healthy Kids Challenge, new study on binge drinking, and obesity concerns among Latino youth.
November 12, 2010
Week of Nov. 8, 2010: Healthy schools highlights
This week's wrap-up features the dissing of Jamie Oliver in LA, a get-tough approach to ending childhood obesity in Flagstaff, Ariz., the resurrection of the school nutrition bill and the fate of school garden food.
November 9, 2010
VIDEO: Healthy Schools Summit draws wall-to-wall crowd
Hundreds of people – including teachers, healthcare providers and school board members - filled a ballroom Tuesday at the Stonebrook Manor in events center in Thornton to get an earful of information about programs aimed at improving children's health.
November 8, 2010
Ask an Expert: What to do with all this Halloween candy.
VIDEO: Your children's nerves are frayed. They say their teeth hurt. There's still more Halloween candy in that orange, pumpkin bag. EdNews Parent expert Julie Hammerstein tells you the hard truth about what you must do.
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.
November 5, 2010
Heroes, villains hard to peg in 'Lunch Line' documentary
The new documentary "Lunch Line" is a little bit documentary, a little bit "Simpsons," and quite a bit "Twilight/New Moon." Filmmakers Michael Graziano and Ernie Park turn 60 years of dry school food political history into an engaging narrative.
November 5, 2010
Healthy schools summit set for Nov. 9
There's a good chance someone from your district is attending the 2010 Healthy Schools Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 9. More than 300 educators, school board members and health care providers are expected to attend the event to learn about innovative ways to create respectful school environments and improve health education, nutrition, physical activity, school health services and workplace wellness in Colorado schools. Click here to see if your school won a grant.
October 29, 2010
Week of Oct. 25, 2010: Healthy schools highlights
This week's highlights include a look at lunch line psychology, the effects of girls hitting puberty at younger ages, an attack on the potato as a school lunch staple and a report on the nation's healthiest schools, at least according to ABC News.
October 28, 2010
Promoting health also boosts students' academic performance
States with "health-supporting policies" - things like minimum health ed and PE requirements, and funding for school-based clinics - tend to do better academically than states that don't, studies show.
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