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Help Struggling Families in Colorado, Prevent Devastating Cuts to SNAP

There is much at stake for our neighbors—more than 800,000 Coloradans—who are at risk of hunger. The Senate and House agriculture committees are marking up the Farm Bill, which governs critical anti-hunger programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Cuts to SNAP could significantly undermine Colorado’s ability to provide […]

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Growth in WIC

Growth in WIC

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children(WIC) is a federally funded program administered here through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), that provides nutritious foods, nutrition education and breastfeeding support, along with health and social services referrals to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up […]

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Fueling success with after-the-bell breakfast in Adams County school district

The morning was still engulfed in darkness, yet inside Adams City High School there was movement and chatter in the kitchen as staff prepared the day’s breakfast—low-fat milk, an apple and a healthy granola. While the school began to bustle with activity as more students arrived, members from a student club, one by one, stopped […]

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Fighting for a Place at the Table: Ending Hunger in Colorado—and America

A few weeks ago I attended a viewing for A Place at the Table, a documentary that provides a personal view of the more than 49 million Americans who face food security issues. One of the featured stories involves a fifth-grader named Rosie from Collbran, Colo. More specifically, the film speaks to the hardships faced […]

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