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March 18, 2011
Researcher explores exercise as cure for teen depression
An ongoing study on the link between exercise and adolescent depression needs Denver recruits. Learn how to sign up your son or daughter. Participants get close monitoring by a recreational therapist.
March 17, 2011
Ask an Expert: How to make a lower-income school healthier?
An expert talks about a local program that can help low-income schools tap into more nutrition education.
March 16, 2011
Green Mountain H.S. counselor among nation's top 10
Sandy Austin, counselor at Green Mountain High School, recently travelled to Washington, D.C., where she was recognized as one of the nation's top 10 school counselors. Watch the video about the program.
March 15, 2011
Ask an Expert: Coping with CSAP stress.
A seasoned educational expert offers some sage advice to parents dealing with CSAP stress at home. Tips include movies and a bit of sign language.
March 14, 2011
House Ed kills trigger bill
The parent trigger bill was killed in committee Monday, while the concussion and recess bills advanced in floor action.
March 14, 2011
Wellness focus pays off for Loveland school
An elementary school adopts a focus on health and fitness to reverse declining enrollment, and wins a national award.
March 9, 2011
Loveland school promotes health and three Rs
B.F. Kitchen (a very appropriately named elementary school in Loveland) becomes the first school in Colorado to receive the Gold Award of Distinction from the HealthierUS School Challenge - a USDA initiative that is part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move! campaign.
March 8, 2011
Ask an Expert: How to get my daughter into organized sports?
Kids really gravitate toward what they see as fun, and that’s different for each child. In addition, not all kids feel the same pull toward playing team sports that their parents enjoyed when they were kids.
March 4, 2011
This week's healthy schools highlights
Healthy schools champions sought; The newest DPS fitness centers; How Playworks is transforming recess; Legacy Foundation offers up new healthy schools grants; District 6 seeks wellness committee members.
March 2, 2011
Survey: Colorado youngsters fitter, safer
A survey of Colorado students shows a healthier, less at-risk group of teens than in the past, but there's still reason to worry.
February 25, 2011
Ask an Expert: Getting your child moving when it's cold outside.
Do you struggle to get your son or daughter outside when it's bitter cold? Here are some fun ways to get them moving - and they don't involve video games or TV.
February 21, 2011
Schools seek less toxic ways to battle pests
Schools want less toxic solutions when dealing with pests such as mice and bedbugs, and many turn to pesticides only as a last resort.
February 19, 2011
Culinary boot camp: Enlist your school kitchen staff now
LiveWell Colorado has officially launched its online registration site for the 2011 Cook for America Culinary Boot Camp series. Tell your district's food service director or your own school kitchen staff about it.
February 17, 2011
Ask an Expert: How to get a middle school boy in the shower.
Ultimately, if the hygiene is not a symptom of a bigger problem such as depression or anxiety, your child will, between the combination of maturation and peer pressure, begin to pay more attention to hygiene - especially once he realizes that it is hard to get a date smelling like a locker room.
February 14, 2011
Teachers, staff get healthy alongside kids
School districts across the nation are devising ways to not only slim down their students, but to slim down their faculty and staff. The hope is that it will result in an environment in which fitness is “catching."
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