Health & Nutrition

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Local Non-Profit Launches New Web Directory

Abundant Harvest Aquaponics Local Non-Profit Launches New Web Directory The Abundant Harvest Aquaponics Local Food Growers Web Directory is sighted to be a convenient and informative resource for…Continue

Started by Charles Hendrix Sep 2, 2014.

It's Time To Start Eating Healthy

Do You Enjoy Fresh ProduceWould You Enjoy Produce Organically GrownWould You Like To Pick Your Own ProduceCheck out the Abundant Harvest Aquaponics Greenhouse at 9355 Peaceful Valley Rd.…Continue

Started by Charles Hendrix May 3, 2014.


To raise money to build a greenhouse, a local non-profit, Abundant Harvest Community Garden Outreach/Aquaponics will build you a Back Yard Aquaponics Unit for you to start growing healthy, nutritious…Continue

Started by Charles Hendrix Mar 29, 2014.

Heart Healthy: Local farmers share benefits of eggs during American Heart Month

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Tags: Egg, Producers, Colorado, farmers, Egg

Started by Colorado Egg Producers Assoc. Feb 20, 2014.

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Comment by Randi Hitchcock on April 4, 2011 at 9:47am

























Ute Pass seeks groups, businesses or individuals interested in attending Ute Pass Elementary's 2011 Health Jam on Tuesday, May 24th from 8:30-11:20! This "Jam" is a celebration of health, wellness and fun summer family activities! We are currently looking for vendors to display information about their goods/services as well as demos including healthy cooking, yoga, Zumba, bike safety and more. Spaces are FREE as well as a FREE A-Z Salad Bar LUNCH for vendors! We currently have 12 more display spaces available for vendors and 17 half hour slots for demos. Vendors have the option to just display or display and demo. There is also the option to continue a demo for more than the 1/2 hour time slot. Demos can be done outside or in the gym. Please contact me if you are interested in attending and we will work out the details! Thanks for making our world a healthy place to live!

Randi Hitchcock

UPE P.E. Teacher

Comment by lisa czelatdko on March 14, 2011 at 5:20pm
Comment by lisa czelatdko on March 14, 2011 at 5:20pm


Lisa Czelatdko's endorsements include: The Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado Chamber of Commerce, Housing and Building  Association, Pikes Peak Realtors Association, Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition

Comment by lisa czelatdko on February 25, 2011 at 9:07pm
I have always lived in district 3, not Denver and Manitou like my opponent has. I love my community and am not the candidate who believes "what is good for the city is good for district 3". District 3 has specific strengths and challenges a...nd needs someone who knows the neighborhoods and the issues. I have been preparing for this seat for 2 years by becoming educated and developing strong relationships with community leaders and citizens. I am the candidate who has met with experts, gone on tours, sat in meetings, read materials, participated on boards, and has consisently shown interest in City Council for years. Council is not a consolation prize because another seat couldnt be won. If you want someone with strong leadership, common sense, belief in good business practices, and is ethical, your only choice is LISA CZELATDKO.
Comment by Jeffrey Zeikus on February 13, 2011 at 1:38pm
Scientists believe that eating purple fruit may help ward off age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, heart problems, and cancer.  The chances of getting multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease may also be reduced by consuming blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants or plums, according to a study by the University of Manchester.  Researchers say one or two of the recommended five daily portions of fruits and vegetables should be purple fruit.
A substance in purple fruit helps fight the harmful effects of iron, which can damage cells if it makes its way through the digestive system in the wrong form.  Polyphenols, which make blueberries and other fruits purple, are able to grab iron and keep it out of harm’s way.  Green tea contains a similar compound, as does curcumin, the key ingredient of the curry spice turmeric.
Comment by Becky Mares on January 17, 2011 at 1:59pm

Cooking Matters Information Session

Thursday, January 20th from 6-7pm

Care and Share Food Bank


Cooking Matters works to end childhood hunger by teaching six-week cooking and nutrition courses for families in need throughout El Paso and Pueblo counties. We prepare hands-on recipes each week coupled with nutrition education activities. Participants receive take home materials to practice what they learn. Professionals volunteer their time and expertise to help teach people to make healthy choices on a limited budget.


Come learn about our program and volunteer opportunities!


Becky Mares

Cooking Matters Coordinator

719-528-1247, x4606

Comment by Lynette Newton on January 16, 2011 at 6:00pm

Rachael's Ribbons of Hope Foundation will be hosting the Annual Running for Rachael 5K run/walk on March 26, 2011 at the US Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium.  This is the 4th year for this event, it is a fun but challenging course.  The proceeds from this event are donated to the Brain Tumor Institute at Children's National Medical Center for research of pediatric brain tumors.  This event is open to everyone; bring the kids and strollers out.  Same day registration and check in will start at 9am in the stadium's south parking lot with the run/walk starting at 10am.  Awards for top runners, drawing for prizes, and food after the run; goodie bags and t-shirts for paid runners.

For information and registration go to, or  There are also registrations available to be picked up at Colorado Running Company on Tejon or their new store in Briargate, Runners Roost on Tejon, Boulder Running Company on Austin Bluffs, Gold's Gym on Union and their new gym on Powers.

Be sure to list a shirt size when signing up, also give us a good contact number in case of weather delays.

This event is on a military installation please do not bring backpacks, bydration packs are allowed.

Comment by Katy Booth on September 22, 2010 at 12:31pm
Thanks, Wendy! The Fountain Farmer's Market is great -- every Tuesday afternoon right in front of City Hall.
Comment by Wendy Campbell on September 21, 2010 at 8:35pm
Speaking of healthy, the Fountain Farmer's Market has asked me to spread the word that there's only two weeks left!!! Two weeks! Then it's canned and jarred food till spring!
Comment by Becky Mares on August 9, 2010 at 2:58pm
Great article in the Denver Post about revamping school meals—article focuses mainly on Denver, but the effort is statewide. One of the culinary boot camps took place at D11 in June with Chef Andy Nowak (mentioned in the article, and on the Board of Advisors for Operation Frontline). Here’s to getting nutritious, freshly made food back into our schools!

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