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Making Sure that No Child Goes to Bed Hungry

By the time children arrive at afterschool programs, lunch is a distant memory. Their growing bodies need food just to get through the afternoon. Without it, children feel run down, their attention span shortens, their ability to learn diminishes, and they have difficulty fully participating in afterschool activities. Many afterschool programs run late into the evening […]

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Nutritious, delicious, and out of reach – too many families in Colorado cannot afford fresh produce

DENVER – Most people know that fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals. They are sweet, crunchy, juicy, and refreshing. Adults are generally advised to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily to ensure proper nutrition and a healthy weight. But have you ever noticed that fresh fruits and vegetables aren’t […]

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9News Content “Hunger in Colorado: Perception vs. Reality”

DENVER – When most people think of hunger, the image of young children living in an underdeveloped country far away comes to mind. But the reality is, hunger exists right here in Colorado. In fact, in Colorado, more than 900,000 people -one in five Coloradans-suffer from food hardship. While hunger is most common in Metro […]

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