Denver preschoolers are getting a jump on healthy living thanks to a new partnership between the Colorado School of Public Health and the City and County of Denver aimed at curbing obesity through proper diet and exercise.
The partnership is funded by a $1 million grant from the Colorado Health Foundation designed to create the “Culture of Wellness in Preschools” program within several Denver area preschools. The program connects the school of public health’s Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC) with Denver Great Kids Head Start to increase daily healthy eating and physical activity among students, staff, and parents.
The Culture of Wellness in Preschools is a collaborative effort funded by The Colorado Health Foundation. The Rocky Mountain Preventative Research Center and The University of Colorado-Denver in partnership with Denver Great Kids Head Start, a program with the City and County of Denver, Cooking Matters, CREA Results, HeartSmartKids, Integrated Nutrition Education Programs, and I am Moving I am Learning are thrilled to be working with Catholic Charities, Clayton Educare, Denver Public Schools, Mile High Montessori, Volunteers of America, and Family Star to bring a culture of wellness to Denver preschools.
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