Archive | December, 2012

New data underscores need for federal nutrition programs to stay strong

Some may say that hunger is not prevalent in a city like Denver. People always talk about our nearby skiing in the beautiful Rockies, famous chefs and restaurants, breweries, parks and professional sports teams. But, what many may not realize is that hunger does exist here—and many other major cities across the U.S. While visitors […]

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Guest blog: My week with only $4.56 per day for groceries (SNAP Challenge)

I participated in the SNAP Challenge, which encourages individuals to live on the amount of money that is provided to those on food stamps—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It’s done in an effort to raise awareness around the more than 50 million Americans facing hunger and food insecurity each day. (Learn more about SNAP here.) I […]

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Guest blog: Shopping, cooking and living on $31.92 for one week (SNAP Challenge)

In college, I learned right away that I knew little about cooking and I could hardly afford to buy the needed food when I found a recipe I wanted to try. Recently a coworker posted a photo of the food she purchased during the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge posed by Hunger Free Colorado to Leadership Denver. […]

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Morey Middle School on its way with Breakfast in the Classroom

I visited Morey Middle School’s new Breakfast in the Classroom program yesterday, and even with a broken elevator, a nutritious breakfast made it to the desk of every student who wanted it. Cereal was the clear winner on that morning! Since starting this fall, breakfast participation has jumped from 31% last April to 68% in […]

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A STRIVE Preparatory School now brings breakfast into the classroom

Yesterday, I observed one of the many schools offering Breakfast in the Classroom in Colorado. I was at the STRIVE Preparatory School’s Highlands campus, where they just implemented the innovative serving model this fall. Jessica and Ambrosia—the two kitchen staff charged with preparing and delivering hundreds of breakfasts to students in classrooms this year—worked like […]

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