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We believe that real, sustainable change has to come from the ground up. That’s why our work focuses on local initiatives led by community members, elected officials, and grassroots organizers to address barriers to healthy living that communities identify themselves.Learn More
Children spend more than half of their waking hours on a school campus, and they consume up to 50 percent of their calories there. That’s why LiveWell seeks to ensure that all Colorado kids get great tasting, nutritious meals and the physical activity they need to thrive in school.Learn More
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Healthy Communities for a Healthy State
Colorado is one of the fittest states, but obesity is still a problem here. That’s why LiveWell Colorado is fighting obesity in our state by increasing access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity.
We’re making a difference in the health of communities throughout Colorado. But we can’t do it without YOUR help. Engage in the change today.
From the Blog
Transforming a City Towards Health: Perspectives from City Manager of Commerce City, Brian McBroom
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LiveWell’s School Food Initiative: Carving out a Model for Sustainable Scratch Cooking in Colorado Schools
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By the Numbers
of communities in Colorado lack access to healthy food retail options.
1 of 2
Colorado adults is overweight or obese.
students have access to healthier school lunches.
of the municipalities joining the campaign have poverty rates above the state average.
was invested by LiveWell Colorado in 2014 in 17 communities.
1 in 4
kids in Colorado is overweight or obese.
gut checks have been performed.
school districts have been served by the LiveWell@School Food Initiative.
ROI for every dollar spent by employers in workplace wellness programs, there was an average savings of more than $3.
local public policies had been revised or adopted by LiveWell Communities in 2014.