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1 year 2 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Healthier Teens

In Your Healthy Family, there's good news regarding teenagers. They're exercising more, eating better, and there's evidence those healthier choices are paying off. All this time spent on the playing field or playground and away from the television looks like it's beginning to make a real difference in...

1 year 11 months ago

Colorado looking to expand mental health care

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking Colorado lawmakers for $18.5 million to expand mental health services, including opening five urgent care mental health centers, as a response to this summer's mass shooting at an Aurora theater. The governor's office said Monday that the services Hickenlooper and state health...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Adams State student treated for meningitis

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - An Adams State College student is being treated for meningitis, prompting warnings to other students. The (Alamosa) Valley Courier reports that the infected student does not live on campus. The newspaper also says that doctors believe the student appears to have the viral form of the...

3 years 1 month ago

Healthy Football Snacks

Getting together with friends to watch the Broncos game doesn't have to be an excuse for eating an unhealthy diet. Dietician Martha Rosenau of Peak Nutrition says the best way to prevent adding inches to your waistline is to keep portion sizes in check. For example, the soft drink companies...

3 years 4 months ago

Some restaurants making kids meals healthier

Parents seeking healthier restaurant meals for their kids are about to get plenty of options. At least 19 large restaurant chains plan to announce today that healthier items will be on their children's menus. At least 15,000 restaurant locations will increase servings of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole...

4 years 3 months ago

Tranquilized bear tumbles from tree

Residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico's Northeast Heights neighborhood came face-to-face with a bear Sunday morning. Jackie Vigeon first spotted the bear in one of the trees in her yard. She called the Department of Game and Fish and they told her to try and keep the bear scared...

4 years 4 months ago

House bill would make school lunches healthier

House Democrats are moving forward on first lady Michelle Obama's vision for healthier school lunches, propelling legislation that calls for tougher standards governing food in school and more meals for hungry children. The bill approved by the House Education and Labor Committee Thursday would allow the Agriculture Department to...

4 years 7 months ago

Are school lunches a national security threat?

A group of retired military officers says high-calorie school lunches are threatening national security. A study by the group Mission: Readiness finds that school lunches are making American kids so fat that fewer of them can meet the military's physical fitness standards. That, in turn, is putting recruitment in jeopardy....

4 years 7 months ago

D-11 lunch gets healthier

District 11 is attempting to radically improve the food served in its 65 lunchrooms in Colorado Springs. Rick Hughes, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, indicates "Childhood obesity and ‘diet related' health issues are at epidemic levels in our own community, while dozens of food products are recalled weekly...

4 years 11 months ago

Free class for teens with diabetes in Pueblo

For teens with diabetes, learning proper nutrition and weight management is imperative to remaining healthy. The Pueblo City-County Health Department is sponsoring a free, 14 week diabetes class beginning in January. It's aimed at teens 13-18. Participants will meet weekly for 90 minutes. Parents are also encouraged to attend. ...

5 years 1 month ago

Study: NYC calorie postings don't change orders

A new study finds New York City's law requiring restaurant chains to post calories on menus doesn't change the eating habits of low-income people. The study tracked customers at McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken in poor New York City neighborhoods with high obesity rates. Half of customers...

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