The Healthy Food for Denver Kids proposal would raise taxes less than a penny on a $10 purchase.
One in six kids don’t eat fruit every day, according to state health department data. The numbers are even worse for vegetables — almost one in three.
- The percentage of overweight and obese children ages 2 to 4 participating in the program dropped 1.7 percent from 2012 to 2015.Read more
Fewer sugary drinks, and less screen time. Those are just some of the new rules designed to improve the health of children at thousands of private child care centers in Colorado. Then, neighborhoods around the National Western Stock Show complex -- in North Denver-- haven't seen any major development in 30 years. It's something the city's mayor pledged to change. And, we ask Colorado's new state historian, Professor Patricia Nelson Limerick, what she thinks is least understood about Colorado's history.
- Today, nearly a third of Colorado toddlers, that’s children aged 2 to 4, are overweight or obese, according to the survey.Read more
- Kids who saw the overweight cartoons had a tendency to eat almost twice as much indulgent food, said the study.Read more