In the News

As a trusted source of expertise and data about children in Colorado, the Colorado Children’s Campaign is frequently cited in news stories statewide, increasing the visibility of issues affecting the health, education, and wellbeing of children in Colorado. Please read through the following articles to learn more about important issues affecting Colorado children.

The future of our children

The future of our children

Telluride Daily Planet |  August 25, 2016

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.

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Keep the soda ban

Keep the soda ban

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel |  August 12, 2016

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.

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State makes gains in children’s well-being

State makes gains in children’s well-being

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel |  June 20, 2016

In the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, released today by the Anne E. Casey Foundation, Colorado moved up one spot over last year to 20th in the nation when it comes to how children are treated in the state.

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