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From Teaching to Feeding

From Teaching to Feeding

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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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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When school breakfast became a part of school culture in Montrose

The lumps were quickly smoothed out of the school breakfast program at Pomona Elementary School in Montrose last year. Shortly after offering all 411 students breakfast each day in their first class, many teachers, leaders and custodians who had their doubts were converts. The biggest reason was better student behavior. “We had fewer students coming […]

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A Lift for Low-Income Families

A Lift for Low-Income Families

As a form of wage supplementation, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—a federal tax credit—lifts low-income, working families out of poverty every year when tax returns are filed. According to the Piton Foundation, evidence shows that EITC “creates an incentive for people to leave welfare for work and for low-wage workers to increase their work […]

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One story of a hunger-free champion taking action

Last week, I received an unexpected phone call from a nontraditional educator and advocate. With her own resources and connections, she leads an afterschool program and summer education program for children living in her neighborhood—a mobile home park. During the school year, she arranges tutoring and activities for about 25 kids, ages 6 to 12. […]

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Why I’m so happy these ladies are MAD

Earlier this month I had the great pleasure of meeting a lot of MAD women. The M.A.D. (Making a Difference) ladies are a group that puts an engaged philanthropic spin on “book club.”  They research issues in the community, identify non-profits that are working on the issues, do their due diligence on the organizations and […]

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