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New Standards Will Help Reduce Junk Food in Schools

New Standards Will Help Reduce Junk Food in Schools

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 28, 2013

On Thursday the USDA released final nutrition standards for foods sold in schools, as required by the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act passed by Congress in 2010. These new regulations will reduce access to sugar-sweetened beverages and junk food that have been available through vending machines, […]

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Screening of Documentary 56 Up Big Success

Screening of Documentary 56 Up Big Success

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 28, 2013

The Children’s Campaign this week, along with other partners, sponsored a screening and discussion of the documentary 56 Up, the most recent film from The Up Series. Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, the original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – June 28, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – June 28, 2013

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: June 28, 2013

Fast Fact Challenge! Take a quick tour of the redesigned KIDS COUNT Data Center to find a Fast Fact from your county. The new layout makes it easier than ever to find out how kids are doing. Visit datacenter.kidscount.org to get started.

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U.S. House Defeats Farm Bill

U.S. House Defeats Farm Bill

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 21, 2013

In a surprise outcome, the Farm Bill was defeated in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. A bipartisan coalition of 234 “strange bedfellows” voted no on the measure, but their reasons for opposition were varied. Many shared the belief of the Children’s Campaign that […]

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June Revenue Forecast Brings Good News

June Revenue Forecast Brings Good News

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 21, 2013

Colorado leaders received good news about the state economy this week. The General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC), which is comprised of bipartisan members from both the House and the Senate, heard presentations from state economists and the governor’s budget director regarding Colorado’s state revenue […]

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New It’s About Kids Community

New It’s About Kids Community

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 21, 2013

The Children’s Campaign’s It’s About Kids Network is pleased to welcome Douglas County as our newest IAK Community. Sandy Gregory, Director of the Douglas County Early Childhood Council, is our community leader with expertise in early childhood. Welcome aboard, Sandy!

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – June 21, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – June 21, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: June 21, 2013

In the 2012-2013 school year, nearly 42 percent of all Colorado students qualified for the free or reduced-price lunch program, up from 35 percent just five years ago. In order to qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, a student must live in a family whose […]

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SNAP at Risk in Upcoming Farm Bill Debate

SNAP at Risk in Upcoming Farm Bill Debate

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 14, 2013

The U.S. Senate approved on Monday a five-year farm bill with bipartisan support. While the Senate version includes $4 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly food stamps), the Children’s Campaign is more concerned about the version of the bill […]

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Connect for Health Colorado Announces Assistance Network Grants

Connect for Health Colorado Announces Assistance Network Grants

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 14, 2013

Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado’s health benefits exchange, announced this week that 58 organizations across the state have been selected to provide assistance to customers of Colorado’s new health insurance marketplace through the Connect for Health Assistance Network. The Network will be responsible for providing […]

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