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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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A Look Back: Connecting Children to Nutritious Meals During Summer Months

The summer of 2012 showed growth and increased knowledge among stakeholders in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP is federally funded through the USDA, administered by the Colorado Department of Education and implemented by schools, government agencies, private nonprofits and community organizations. Among these diverse partnerships, a common purpose connects the players: connect children […]

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Summer Food Site Visit with Senator Aguilar

Throughout Colorado, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites are preparing for the 2012-2013 school year. School sites are prepping cafeterias and kitchens for full-school enrollment. Many community-based sites are transitioning into after-school meal service through the Child and Adult Care Food Program. As kids head back into the classrooms, we reflect on the dedication seen […]

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An Innovative Way to Feed Children this Summer

An Innovative Way to Feed Children this Summer

Yesterday, District 11 launched their mobile Summer Food Service Program in Colorado Springs; Child Nutrition Associate Alex Bergland explains the cool ways District 11 is feeding their kids this summer. Today was such a great day; I got to follow a mobile site route to different mobile home parks in Colorado Springs! The day started […]

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Radio Disney and Undersecretary Kevin Concannon help launch Loveland, Co. SFSP site

Radio Disney and Undersecretary Kevin Concannon help launch Loveland, Co. SFSP site

Yesterday’s launch event was another great success! It was held at Sarah Milner Elementary in Loveland, and seems to be a successful Summer Food Site thus far. Today’s lunch was a slice of pizza, fruit cup, salad and milk. The kids also had the option of choosing a sandwich or larger salad instead of the […]

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