Tag Archives: children

Child and Adult Care Food Program

HEALTH FOODThe Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is committed to improving the nutritional quality of meals served to children and adults in participating child care centers, family child care homes, at-risk afterschool programs, Head Start and outside-school-hours programs, adult day care centers and emergency and homeless shelters.   CACFP reimburses these care centers for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children and adults using funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Follow this link for additional information about CACFP.

Study To Find Pots Effects On The Unborn

marijuana-leaf-300Researchers at the University of Colorado are planning to study the effects marijuana use has on pregnant women. The Denver Post reported that Doctor Torri Metz, a high-risk obstetrician, will develop a questionnaire for new mothers about their use of marijuana. She says half of the Continue reading

Beware Of Thin Ice

ICE THIN SIGNWith rising temperatures across the area it is important to remember that the ice that is covering many bodies of water is getting dangerously thin. It is recommended that these areas be avoided or that extreme caution be used when participating in recreational activities around lakes, ponds or rivers. The warmer weather has Continue reading

Early Childhood Coalition And Your Kids

child careThe Early Childhood Coalition is holding an event, this Thursday evening from 5 to 7 at the Center of Craig, to allow families in the area to explore local organizations that provide services for children up to eight years old. Childcare organizations from the area will be there to provide information and answer questions from parents. Continue reading

Track Santa Today With Your Kids

norad santa trackerSanta Claus is getting ready to deliver toys to the good boys and girls around the world tonight. And many anxious children want to know: Where is Santa Claus right now in his journey? Santa usually makes his appearance Christmas Eve between 9 and midnight but you and your children can see exactly where Santa is at any time Continue reading

Immunizations Required for Students Entering Colorado Schools

ImmunizationsColorado students are required to have a number of immunizations for school attendance. Children, from preschoolers to middle schoolers to college students, need vaccines. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, “It is important for kids to be fully immunized before the school year begins to protect everyone from potentially deadly diseases as the Continue reading

Law Enforcement Warns Parents to Buckle Kids Up Properly

carseatColorado law officers are warning parents to buckle up their children after a statewide seat belt patrol issued numerous tickets because kids weren’t in car seats or seat belts. Authorities say they wrote about 1,300 seat belt citations. The state transportation department partnered with the Colorado State Patrol and about 50 local law Continue reading

Hayden to Start Mosquito Spraying Tomorrow

mosquito300The Town of Hayden is scheduled to start spraying for mosquitoes tomorrow. Spraying will take place in the evening hours. While the chemicals used are considered relatively harmless, officials recommend keeping small pets and children indoors while the spraying occurs. The operation depends on weather conditions. If Continue reading

Study of Marijuana Use Released

MARIJUANA-300Almost 14 percent of Colorado adults use pot. That’s according to the state Health Department’s first-ever survey of how many adults use the newly legal drug. Results from the 2014 survey were announced yesterday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says that 13.6 percent of adults currently use pot. Continue reading

Hope West to Hold Kids Day Camp for Grieving Children

day campChildren who have experienced the death of a loved one will receive grief support at Kids Day Camp, a new grief support camp offered by HopeWest in Meeker. The camp is a free community service and open to children in 2nd Continue reading

Bloomberg Disagrees with Legalizing Marijuana

bloomFormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has sharply criticized Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana and called it a terrible idea. Bloomberg said at a meeting at the Aspen Institute on Friday that marijuana is hurting the developing minds of children. He admitted to smoking a joint in the 1960s, but he Continue reading

EPA Accused of Conducting Experiments on Kids

EPA-300The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exposed children as young as 10 years old to dangerous levels of diesel exhaust in medical experiments. That’s according to documents obtained by the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The documents are being jointly Continue reading