Denver Public Schools

Pumpkin Superfood and Pumpkin Parfait

  Click here to see slideshow. (with Quicktime Player) With Halloween right around the corner, bright orange pumpkins are making their festive annual debut. KRCCs Ellen Mahoney visited the pumpkin patch at Rock Creek Farm in Broomfield and talked with farmer Scott Miller. Then Ellen went to Swansea Elementary School in Denver when she met with…

Super Salad Contest – Entry form at Ashley

  Editor’s Note:  This video shows students sampling the popular, student-invented salads that were featured at Ashley’s International Day.  On this day, a big green mailbox was next to the salad bar, along with “voting” forms, and students voted on their favorite salad of the six finalists there at the salad bar.  The top fruit…

Singing the Praises of School Breakfast

LISTEN (3 Minutes) One year, Colorado considered cutting funds for the school breakfast program.  At the last minute, the funding was allowed to say.  Students at Ashley Elementary made up songs, and created this story, that broadcast on KGNU, to explain why they are glad that this program continued.  For them, free and reduced breakfast…

Call-in Show – Superfoods

  How can parents and families help vegetables be healthy and fun? Here is a written transcript of a call-in show, for ideas from Denver Public Schools Superfoods Director Anne Wilson, and from KGNU fans who include 2nd grader Cassidy, Oakleigh Thorne from Thorne Ecological Institute and many more. Show hosted by Shelley Schlender.  …

Veggies vs Hot Cheetos

LISTEN (3 Minutes) ROCK – Go, go power Rangers!  Go, Go, Rock-a-Rock Rock.  My name is Rock.  I’m a fifth grader and it’s nice to be a fifth grader.  Very fun, too. MARIA – My name is Maria.  It’s really fun being a fifth grader, especially being in the Eat Your Radio Project. Veggies Veggies…

Cavities and Candy

  Ja’Kyra:  When Ms. Coburn was little, she ate so much candy all her teeth fell out, and she had to buy some teeth . . . Ismael:  It’s hard because I don’t want to leave candy! Listen (4 minutes) Watch YOU TUBE VIDEO

Dear Dr. Carrot

Watch with Quicktime Player) Ashley Students talk about Dr. Carrot . . . . . . and Dr. Carrot’s representative, Miss Max, talks with Ashley students, staff and teachers!

Invent a Salsa!

Ashley Elementary 5th grade class have fun with their teachers making salsa . . . and trying it, too! Recipe: Invent-a-Salsa: Tomato Salsa INGREDIENTS: 4 tomatoes cut into 2 pieces 1 Anaheim chili pepper cut into 4 pieces 1 bell pepper cut into 2 pieces 1 small red onion cut into 4 small pieces (1/12…

Call-in – Champions of school nutrition

  LISTEN (1 hour) Chef Ann Cooper, Boulder Valley Schools Director of Food Services, Max Young, Integrated Nutrition Education Program representative and spokesperson for Dr. Carrot, and Leo Lesch, Denver Public Schools Director of Food Services.   Also on air are Ashley Elementary School 5th grade teachers, Holli Coburn and Robby Herd, who conduct hands-on…