Children's Hospital Colorado

Health and Wellness Resources for Families

Keeping kids healthy with community programs

Bikes For Life

Bikes For Life encourages Colorado youth to develop healthy habits and a lifelong commitment to wellness through bicycling.  Bikes For Life advocates for healthier kids in three ways: 1) Using bikes to encourage physical activity; 2) Providing ongoing skills and education services; 3) Conducting research.  

5th Gear Kids

5th Gear Kids is an innovative program that engages and empower 5th graders to make healthy decisions regarding food and physical activity through understanding energy balance, the calories children eat and drink equal to the calories they use during physical activity. 

Share our Strength Cooking Matters

Children’s Hospital Colorado coordinates Cooking Matters courses in the community.  Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters course goals are:

  1. To improve the nutrition knowledge, eating habits, cooking skills, food safety practices, and food resource management skills of people at risk of hunger so they can better provide for themselves and their families.
  2. To provide chefs, nutritionists, and other community members with an outlet to get involved in their communities and to share their skills with people who can benefit from them.

Healthy Hospital

Children's Hospital Colorado is a healthy hospital.  From the start, Children’s Colorado has advocated for personal health for our patients, their families, the community, and our staff.  We believe that through wellness we can best deliver our mission to improve health.  The Healthy Hospital committee focuses on 5 key areas: nutrition, physical activity, emotional & spiritual health, employee wellness, and sustainability. 

Learn more about Healthy Hospital accomplishments at Children's Hospital Colorado (.pdf)

Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

Children’s Hospital Colorado helps lead the Colorado Safe Routes to School Network. The purpose of the Colorado Safe Routes to School State Network is to facilitate two-way information sharing and connecting among communities and organizations in order to lift up what is working, identify new opportunities and galvanize support for policy and culture change that will increase the number of students walking and biking safely to and from school in every Colorado community. Learn more about Safe Routes to School or to join the network please email:

Event opportunities

Free parenting seminars, presented by our experts
No one knows your kids like you do, but sometimes you need a quick tip, a new idea, or a little support. That’s where the experts at Children’s Hospital Colorado can help. Our free parenting seminars are one way we share our pediatric expertise with you and your family. See this year’s seminar topics and schedule.

Free resources

Parenting videos

Health and wellness resources from Children’s Hospital Colorado