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Check out these stories about schools and districts in Colorado that are creating healthy environments for kids by improving nutrition, expanding school-based clinics and much more.


Physical Activity

Dance keeps Thornton teens focused
EdNews Colorado, May 26, 2012

Colorado's elementary schools strive to give kids more exercise
Denver Post, Mar. 31, 2012

Students virtually run to shrine
ourcoloradonews.com, Mar. 20, 2012

Stacking a sport for all abilities, ages
EdNews Colorado, Mar. 5, 2012

Singing and swaying through multiplication
EdNews Colorado, Feb. 27, 2012

Ask an Expert: How Much Physical Activity is Required in Colorado Schools?
EdNews Parent Colorado, Jan. 11, 2012

Playgrounds and the science of recess
EdNews Colorado, Oct. 16, 2011

Denver students jump for world record
EdNews Colorado, Oct. 11, 2011

Boosting movement in the classroom
EdNews Colorado, Sept. 19, 2011

Growing a Bigger Brain is a Walk in the Park
NPR, Feb 4, 2011

Healthy Kids Club gets kids moving
EdNews Colorado, Sept. 1, 2011

Better mental health through hip-hop
EdNews Colorado, May 12, 2011

Wellness wins at Loveland school
EdNews Colorado, Mar. 13, 2011

Schools say recess before lunch help kids to focus on meals, learning
The Denver Post, Mar. 7, 2011

Playworks reinvents recess
EdNews Parent Colorado, Mar. 4, 2011

Survey: Colorado youngsters fitter, safer
EdNews Colorado, Mar. 2, 2011

Walk to School Day aims to get more feet, not vehicles, on the street
The Denver Post, Oct. 6, 2010

Schools entice students to bike, walk
EdNews Colorado, Sept. 10, 2010

Learning landscapes boost physical activity
EdNews Colorado, May 24, 2010

Schools devise creative fitness strategies
EdNews Colorado, April 26, 2010

Family wellness summit has them hopping and more
EdNews Colorado, Apr. 18, 2010

‘Recess’ coaches may help classroom work
EdNews Colorado, Apr. 16, 2010           

Nutrition

Lunchbox Express distributes free lunches
Ourcoloradonews.com, July 4, 2012

Lunches get health upgrade
Ourcoloradonews.com, May 14, 2012

High School Bake Sales Run Afoul of Obesity Fight
NPR, May 4, 2012

Turning fifth graders into healthy consumers
EdNews Colorado, Apr 30, 2012

Eat Your Radio offers kids-eye view
EdNews Colorado, Apr 15, 2012

Eliminating 'candy bribery' in schools
EdNews Colorado, Mar 25, 2012

Breakfast more common in Colorado classrooms
EdNews Colorado, Mar 4, 2012

Fit fix: a focus on healthy kids lunches; stretching for a better ski warmup
Denver Post, Feb 28, 2012

Boulder schools win healthy honors
EdNews Colorado, Feb 26, 2012

Online menu helps food-allergic kids
EdNews Colorado, Feb 15, 2012

Colorado school tastes success with student breakfast program
Denver Post, Feb 1, 2012

Bill would kick trans fats out of Colorado schools
Denver Post, Jan 19, 2012

Cook for America Swaps Mystery Meat for Homemade Meet Sauce, One School Cafeteria at a Time
ABC News, Jan 4, 2012

School breakfast economics add up
EdNews Colorado, Nov. 9, 2011

Poverty’s bottom line hits waistline too
EdNews Colorado, Oct. 26, 2011

Summer ripening in school gardens
EdNews Colorado, June 27, 2011

Boy promotes Fast Food Free world
EdNews Colorado, May 30, 2011

Vegetarian school seeks diverse menu
EdNews Colorado, May 9, 2011

Promising anti-obesity programs in schools
EdNews Colorado, Feb. 14, 2011

Child obesity threatens Colorado’s future
EdNews Colorado, Feb. 14, 2011

Doctor a reluctant expert on child obesity 
EdNews Colorado, Feb. 14, 2011

Healthier school menus are not enough
EdNews Colorado, Oct. 16, 2010

Growing more than crops in school’s garden
The Denver Post, Oct. 4, 2010

Healthier school meals pound out new message
The Denver Post, Sept. 11, 2010

Helping kids make smart food choices
EdNews Colorado, Aug. 12, 2010

Colorado schools taste change in student meals
The Denver Post, Aug. 8, 2010

Schools wake up to the benefits of breakfast
EdNews Colorado, Aug. 8, 2010

Boot camp aims to help remake school meals
EdNews Colorado, June 10, 2010

Menus in Springs schools attract national attention
Colorado Springs Gazette, May 5, 2010

Backpack programs keep kids fed over the weekend
EdNews Colorado, May 3, 2010

Student Health

Youth urged to focus on health, fitness
Ourcoloradonews.com, April 6, 2012

Tie a green ribbon round three schools
EdNews Colorado, Apr 25, 2012

Schools key to fighting America's obesity
Denver Post, May 8, 2012

Rural districts get innovative on health
EdNews Colorado, May 14, 2012

A Dire Sign Of The Obesity Epidemic: Teen Diabetes Soaring, Study Finds
NPR, May 21, 2012

Program video targets students' health concerns
Ourcoloradonews.com, May 31, 2012

First Lady: Nation's Health 'Starts With Our Kids"
NPR, June 20, 2012

AMA supports requiring obesity education for kids
Denver Post, June 20, 2012

Roxborough School Becomes Newest Fit 4 Colorado Winner
CBS Denver, Jan 11, 2011

Rural schools as healthy role models
EdNews Colorado, Nov. 6, 2011

Domes sprouting on Colorado campuses
EdNews Colorado, Aug. 7, 2011

Parents urge DPS to end herbicide use
EdNews Colorado, June 27, 2011

Building a ‘wellness’ school
EdNews Colorado, April 28, 2011

Private funding helps protect clinics
EdNews Colorado, April 3, 2011

School clinic gives kids healthy dose of service
The Denver Post, Feb. 26, 2011

Fewer school nurses, more sick students
EdNews Colorado, Jan. 24, 2011

Aurora expanding school-based clinic programs
The Denver Post, Sept. 19, 2010

School clinics armed for reproductive health
EdNews Colorado, June 1, 2010

School health centers keep kids healthy, improve learning
Colorado Springs Gazette, May 24, 2010

 

 

 

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