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School Food Plays a Key Role in Preventing Childhood Obesity

School districts around the state are taking steps to make sure Colorado’s students are getting the right kind of nutrition for successful learning, a critical focus given September is both National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the hectic back-to-school season.... Read More

It’s Not Too Late to Register for Walk to School Day 2014

It may seem like school just started, but now is the time to begin planning activities for Walk to School Day, which has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 8! (You can choose another day in the month to celebrate, if... Read More

Smart Snacks in Schools Support a Healthier Generation of Colorado Kids

As kids head back to school this fall, they’ll have access to healthier snack items, thanks to updated nutrition standards known as “Smart Snacks in School,” which went into effect July 1. These standards were created based on feedback from... Read More

National School Wellness Policies Tackle Food Advertising for Healthier Kids

The USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced proposed guidelines for school wellness policies. The policy includes new rules to ensure that unhealthy food marketing at school will not continue to undermine kids’ health. The new rules will ban... Read More

Colorado High School Students Cook Up Healthy Change for School Lunch

Last week, students from three Denver Public High Schools competed in our fourth annual EatWell@School Cooking Competition at the Culinary Labs at Johnson & Wales University. We can’t wait to tell you who won! The competition was part of a... Read More

Serving Breakfast After the Bell in Schools Increases Focus, Attendance

More evidence is piling up in favor of serving healthier food, especially breakfast, to help Colorado students excel in school. The latest? A breakfast after the bell program in Jeffco Public Schools. School now begins in the cafeteria for Pennington Elementary in... Read More

Support Smart Snacks in Schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently proposed updated nutrition standards for snacks and beverages sold in schools through vending machines, cafeteria à la carte lines, school stores and on-campus fundraisers. These proposed standards are now open to public comment... Read More