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Healthy Communities

LiveWell and its community partners are improving access to healthy food and physical activity and advancing health equity in Colorado. Learn about our efforts to build healthier communities, including our core community-based programs, Double Up Food Bucks and HEAL Cities & Towns.

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Healthy Schools

Children spend over half their waking hours and consume up to 50 percent of their calories at school. That’s why LiveWell works to ensure all Colorado kids get enough healthy food and physical activity at school. Learn about our School Food Initiative, Farm to School, and other efforts to create healthier schools.

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LiveWell Colorado works with local, state and national partners to advance a comprehensive policy agenda aimed at creating the sustainable systems-level change necessary to achieving our vision for health equity in our state. Learn about our policy work and how you can get involved and advocate for a healthier Colorado.

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Double Up Food Bucks Expands in Year Two: LiveWell’s Healthy Food Access Program Reaches More Low-income Families, Supports Local Farmers & Economy

Double Up Food Bucks Colorado is a program led by LiveWell Colorado that helps provide free fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables for low-income families across the state. Thirty-eight farmers markets and farm stands, four small retailers, and three weekly food box programs in 20 counties across the state partnered to provide Double Up Food Bucks in its inaugural year. The program was received so well, it has more than doubled its reach in 2017, adding eight additional counties and expanding to 70 farmers markets and farm stands, 10 food box locations, and 10 grocery stores and innovative retailers, including Lowe’s Mercado in Aurora.

Learn more & watch a short video highlighting our kickoff event at Lowe’s on June 14, 2017.

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