Wellness

Reid Hettich and Maisha Fields pose Feb. 16 in the Dayton Street Opportunity Center in Aurora. The facility will offer free health care for the uninsured, job training skills, college counseling for young people and help others navigate various social service programs they may qualify for. (Nathan Leach-Proffer/For the Aurora Sentinel)

“They needed the high blood pressure medication,” said Fields, the executive director of the Fields-Wolfe Memorial Foundation. “But at the end of the day I wanted to write a prescription that said: here’s a job, here’s a voucher for preschool, here is a book.”

“These tiny plastic beads are washed directly down the drain and into our water systems, where they harm our waterways and the animals that live there,” said Rep. Dianne Primavera, D-Broomfield and sponsor of the bill.

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2005 file photo, Japanese plum chocolates made of dark chocolate ganache with plum wine are prepared in New York. Does your sweetheart have a milk allergy? You may want to hold off on a dark chocolate Valentine. Although dark chocolate generally isn’t made with milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study released Wednesday shows that there are traces of milk in some of the candies. The agency found that 55 of 93 bars of dark chocolate “without any clear indication of the presence of milk” on their labels contained some level of milk. The agency also found that two out of 17 dark chocolate bars that were labeled “dairy free or allergen-free” contained milk. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

“This can be a problem, since even one small bite of a product containing milk can cause a dangerous reaction in some individuals,” says FDA researcher Binaifer Bedford.

Physical education teacher Sharon Foster, left, helps Nelda Rodriguez, 9, lay out "Y-Ties" no tie shoelaces that are sold as a fund raider at James Bowie Elementary in Dallas. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Many states have decided that school fundraiser's need to be healthier and following this lead the school's PE teacher converted the school from selling chocolate bars to selling shoelaces that kids like. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Government rules requiring many schools to hold more nutritious fundraisers, along with a trend toward healthier eating in schools, could mean trouble for the long-beloved bake sale. In response, schools are selling everything from fruit to kid-friendly shoelaces.

“Moms and dads tell us they want to feel good about what they give their children to eat and drink, and that they’re increasingly interested in health and wellness,” Kraft said in a statement.

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