Improving student health together

News Round-up

News Round-up
1/6/16

The latest news and information related to education, health and wellness from local and national sources.

Better breakfast, better grades - A new study from the University of Iowa reinforces the connection between good nutrition and good grades, finding that free school breakfasts help students from low-income families perform better academically. 

No Winter Break for Kids' Hunger - Kids get a big break from schoolwork when winter holidays arrive, but it's no vacation for parents struggling to pay bills and put food on the table. 

HCPF Continuous Eligibility: Frequently Asked Questions  - Continuous eligibility provides children up to 12 months of Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) coverage, regardless of changes in the family’s circumstances, with some exceptions. 

3 innovative ways to make school health a daily practice - School health isn’t just about medical emergencies. 

The Benefit of Recess Before Lunch - A new study found that kids ate more fruits and vegetables when playtime came first.

Why Pot Has Overtaken Cigarettes Among Teens - For the first time, more high-school seniors smoke marijuana daily than cigarettes.

Healthy School Champions Recognition - Every year, the Healthy School Champions Program recognizes Colorado schools for their success at creating a healthy school environment and implementing effective school health efforts. Colorado schools and small districts have the opportunity to apply by January 18, 2016.  

The Bridge Project -  Kaiser Permanente is working with a lot of undocumented individuals and enrolling them in the Colorado Bridge Program. Open enrollment for the program lasts until Jan. 31, 2015.

Difficulty recruiting doctors prompts early closure of Teller County school clinic - Peak Vista Community Health Centers unexpectedly closed the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center last week, six months before the agreement the organization had with the school district to provide health services was set to expire.

'Return to learn': CU, Boulder Valley partner on concussion recovery - New program monitors every child who suffers head injury.

Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) - The Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) at CDE plans conferences throughout the year that are family-centered and designed to offer support, information, and education to parents and professionals. We call them  Check out the conferences scheduled for January.

CDOT Colorado Safe Routes to School - ALL KIDS DESERVE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL: SRTS uses a comprehensive approach to make school routes safe for children when walking and bicycling to school. Find out more about funding available through CDOT.