Denver Public Schools

Kids Share Ideas for Healthier Foods

LISTEN (3 Minutes) KGNU has spent the last few months working on a special nutrition project with 5th graders at Ashley Elementary School in Denver.  Along the way, we’ve had a lot of conversations with these young people about eating healthy– and the CHALLENGES to eating healthy.

Denver CBS4 Features Eat Your Radio

Here is a summary of the DENVER (CBS4) story about EatYourRadio.  ― Most of us would probably squirm if someone walked up with a microphone and wanted to talk to us about our diet. But at a Denver elementary school, some young reporters are doing just that! The project is called “Eat Your Radio.” KGNU radio…

After School Snacks

LISTEN (5 minutes) This fall, KGNU is visiting with students at Ashley Elementary School in Denver.  It’s part of a larger, community health project. We want to know WHAT young people are eating– and if they are making healthy choices.   We gave a small group of 5th graders radio recorders– and they went out and asked…

Nasty Lunch – by Gabe at Ashley Elementary

This is a commentary from Gabe T, a student at Ashley Elementary: From a distance I heard kids saying things like, “This stuff is nasty!” “My food is not cooked all the way!” “My food is cooked so hard I could….” “Rrrrrr!” Most kids complain that school lunch is nasty. Do you agree? In a…

Eat Your Greens 5: Last Day of Nutrition Class

It’s late in the spring at McGlone Elementary in Denver, where Miss Hardy and her class of fourth graders are getting ready for their last nutrition class of the school year. To begin the lesson, Miss Hardy asks her students, “Who thinks they’re a nutrition expert or a food expert?”  A class full of eager hands shoot…