Healthy Kids

Governor Owens recently vetoed HB1056 which would have required that 50% of items offered in school vending machines meet acceptable nutritional standards. His decision is not the issue here, but it does open up discussion about children’s health. CoSPL has a number of titles on children’s health in Colorado:

Bigger Kids?

How Healthy are Colorado Children?: Key Findings From the 2004 Colorado Child Health Survey, 2005

Colorado Connections for Healthy Schools: Making the Connection Between Health and Learning: a 2010 State Plan for Coordinated School Health, 2005

Colorado Early Childhood Hearing Screening Guidelines, 2001

Addressing the Crisis of Oral Health Access for Colorado’s Children, 2000

In addition, the following web sites offer more information on the topic:

Colorado Connections for Healthy Schools
Child, Adolescent and School Health

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