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Pizza Day: Kids Still Love Their Veggies!

To me, a nutritious meal is enjoyable and necessary. For many children, however, healthy food, such as vegetables and fruits, is not enjoyable or tolerable. It can be a chore to teach children to eat well. Most schools do not have staff who regularly encourage children to eat broccoli and salad, but at Ellis Elementary it […]

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The Show Must Go On

If you run a summer food program site, this true story could very easily be your story. Picture the morning with scrambled eggs and pancakes eaten, the kitchen clean and the children on the way to the library. Add to it that it is only 9:30 a.m. Everything has run smoothly this morning, so you […]

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Turkey Sandwich with the Greatest Diva of All Time

Turkey on whole wheat English Muffins, salad, carrots and chocolate milk- that’s a lunch that will do a body good. This lunch was served at the Bridges of Silence childcare center where Aretha Franklin’s song, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, bounced into my head and has been repeating from my lips since I left Bridges of Silence this afternoon. From the greeting when […]

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A Full Day: Summer Nutrition and Enrichment

Yesterday, forty-five mothers gathered for Zumba class in the Cross Roads of the Rockies gymnasium while their children attended a sports and activities class in a separate room. Following the class, the children were given a free, nutritious meal which they ate while joking with friends and family. There was no rush to eat or leave as […]

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Governor Hickenlooper Visits Alamosa Summer Lunch at Boys and Girls Club

On June 9th, Governor Hickenlooper visited a summer food site in Alamosa as part of Summer Food week. The Governor was joined by Darlene Barnes, Regional Administrator of USDA-FNS Mountain Plains; Frank Martinez, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of the San Luis Valley; Robert Alejo, Superintendent of Alamosa Schools; Kathy Roger, Mayor […]

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Summer Lunch at Denver Public Schools

Summer 2011 Kicks Off With Radio Disney

Yesterday we attended a terrific summer food kick-off event, sponsored by Western Dairy Association and Denver Public Schools. Not only did the kids did the kids have a free lunch, they also had entertainment from Radio Disney, including dances and games that included nutrition and physical education themes. After the event, DPS treated Hunger Free […]

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