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Healthier Parties for Kids Are Possible: Just Ask Local Businesses

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Leslie, Denver, CO


As a parent with three kids, I’ve done my fair share of party planning. We’ve had home-based birthday parties and have had at least a dozen in venues such as pools, indoor trampoline and amusement parks, and other similar places. I’ve struggled over the years to ensure that I wasn’t providing a junk food fest for my kids and their friends.  The home-based ... Read More


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