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February 4, 2011
Week of 1/31/11: Healthy schools snippets
First Lady's Let's Move campaign goes to school; Boulder Valley sticks to healthy lunches, but may raise prices; Some school kids do calisthenics in Jack LaLanne's memory; composting big in Windsor schools; The latest on head lice (ick, but you need to know); Podcast on Colorado's school nurse shortage.
February 3, 2011
Ask an Expert: My daughter hardly eats. What can I do?
We often forget that our kids’ bellies are much smaller than ours. When we’re putting dinner on the plate or packing a lunch, we tend to over-serve, and then wonder why our children aren’t eating. Watch this short video and read this post to learn more.
January 31, 2011
Aurora schools may drop high school P.E. requirement
Aurora Public Schools, a pioneer in innovative school wellness programs, may paradoxically become the only district in the state to eliminate P.E. as a high school graduation requirement.
January 28, 2011
Week of 1/24/11: Healthy schools highlights
WHO fights junk food in schools globally; Spat over subsidized school breakfast in Colo.; Boulder sticks with healthy school lunches; Aurora gym teachers fight to keep PE; Inadequate sleep linked to childhood obesity; Bill would require Colo. students to exercise.
January 25, 2011
Ask an Expert: Why you should care about school wellness policies
Boulder's own "renegade lunch lady" tells you why you should care about school wellness policies. Every district in the U.S. should have one. Problem is, few have been updated and some have never even been implemented. Watch the video or read the Q&A.
January 24, 2011
A dose of reality: more sick kids, fewer school nurses
School nurses, stretched thin and dealing with more and sicker children than ever before, must hand off many critical medical care tasks to other school staffers.
January 14, 2011
Week of 1/10/11: Healthy schools highlights
Aussies embrace Jamie Oliver; Wii in PE; Chocolate milk in schools: the debate continues, Wyoming gets tough on concussions among student athletes; School lunch prices to increase in Cherry Creek; Colorado Summer Food Summit planned and anyone can attend.
January 7, 2011
Week of 1/3/11: Healthy schools highlights
Lunch up for grab at nation's charter schools, Latinos and obesity in America, federal school lunches - not breakfasts - linked to obesity, boosting physical education in rural Colorado, banning chocolate milk in schools, the role of parents in their children's diets.
January 6, 2011
Ask an Expert: Dealing with a child's limited lunch palate.
Are you or your kid bored with the same sack school lunch day after day? Read this post, which offers some excellent healthy pack-at-home lunch tips for every school day.
January 3, 2011
Animal therapists provide solace, training to youngsters
Animal-assisted therapy began to emerge in the 1990s, and today is a widely-recognized specialty to aid children with special learning needs. Read this story to find out what's happening in Colorado, along with available resources.
December 22, 2010
Week of 12/20/10: Healthy schools highlights
In-school health centers in Chicago; sweet-free zones in St. Paul; EdNews Parent expert publishes her book; new healthy schools Parent Network; more bike lanes near Aurora schools; the latest on breastfeeding and boys' brains; teens and mental health.
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 10, 2010
Energy drinks, diet supplements getting classroom scrutiny
See what's being done to address growing concerns about popular energy drinks and dietary supplements consumed by teens and student athletes.
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