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June 2014

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Two Bills Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living signed June 3rd

Two bills that LiveWell Colorado supported during the 2014 legislative session were signed into law on June 3rd by Governor John Hickenlooper at the State Capitol. These bills promote healthy eating and active living, and support the Governor's initiative to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. House Bill 14-1301 provides $700,000 to fund educational efforts in communities across the state through the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) Safe Routes to School program. This program aims to increase...

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In This Issue

Bills Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living Signed

LiveWell Colorado Updates

Healthy Policies Help Brush!, Colo. Earn Award

Fort Collins Implements Healthy Vending

LiveWell Colorado Feature

Healthy Dinner Inspiration

Hot Topics in Obesity

LiveWell Colorado Updates

Learn About the Annual Colorado Municipal League Conference

LiveWell Colorado recently returned from the 92nd annual Colorado Municipal League (CML) conference in Breckenridge, Colo. The LiveWell Colorado HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign is a partnership with CML, and provides training and technical assistance to help municipal officials adopt policies that improve access to active living  and healthy food and create healthier workplaces in their communities. During the conference LiveWell Colorado staff facilitated a session titled...

Participate in the Colorado Health Symposium Online

LiveWell Colorado is excited to attend the annual Colorado Health Symposium, a leading national health policy conference July 23-25, 2014 in Keystone, Colo. The theme of this year’s conference is “Health Transformed: The Power of Engagement”, and will focus on theories, policies, and economics influencing the future of health and health care. Attendees will learn about how technology and transparency are changing consumer and patience expectations and engagement with the marketplace and providers...

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Community Spotlight

Healthy Policies Help Brush!, Colo. Earn All-America City Award

On June 15, the rural city of Brush!, Colo. received one of 10 national 2014 All America-City Awards. Each year, the National Civic League issues these awards to recognize communities across the country for their efforts to improve the lives of residents through civic accomplishments. As a member of the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign, Brush! has officially adopted policies that improve the community’s access to physical activity and healthy eating. Significant societal and environmental changes are needed to support...


Fort Collins Implements Healthy Vending

Over the past two years, LiveWell Fort Collins, also known as CanDo (Coalition for Activity and Nutrition to Defeat Obesity), has worked directly with the City of Fort Collins to implement healthy vending options throughout the city buildings. These efforts have served to both send a visible message that health is a priority and to make the healthy choice the easy—and more affordable—choice for snacks and beverages. Prior to the change, the vending options in three buildings consisted exclusively of soda machines, which have been completely...

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LiveWell Colorado Feature

Recipe Center

2014 Get Movin’ Challenge Results

Click here to find out which Colorado town was the most movin’ in May.

Veggie Sushi Bowls

Click here for healthy dinner inspiration from Get Movin’ Challenge ambassadors.

Hot Topics In Obesity

Can Food Stamps Help Fight Obesity and Save Money?
Source: Los Angeles Times
June 2, 2014

RWJF Releases School Meals Infographic
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
June 10, 2014

No Nation Has Lowered Obesity Rate in 33 Years
Source: New York Times
June 2, 2014

Obesity Is Undercounted in Children, Study Finds
Source: Wall Street Journal
June 24, 2014

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