A seven-year ban on the sale of diet sodas in Colorado’s public high schools came to an end Wednesday as the state board of education voted to allow districts to choose for themselves — despite objections from parents concerned about the drinks’ health effects.View Press Coverage
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The Colorado State Board of Education has voted to allow high schools to once again sell diet sodas, aligning with the current federal standards and giving foodservice operators more power over what they serve.View Press Coverage
Health advocates are lobbying the Colorado Board of Education to overturn its decision last month lifting a seven-year ban on diet sodas in high schools.View Press Coverage
According to the annual Kids Count in Colorado report, the percentage of children living in poverty in San Miguel County dropped from 18 percent in 2013 to 15 percent in 2014. This is the first time poverty has declined in the county since the Great Recession.View Press Coverage
Meeting in Grand Junction, the state board of education voted 4-3 to end a seven-year ban on diet sodas in Colorado high schools, effectively putting the onus on individual school districts to decide whether to allow such drinks.View Press Coverage
There is really no way to sugar-coat this subject. Mesa County is failing too many children. We should be outraged by the way that Mesa County is neglecting our children and our future.View Press Coverage