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Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act (Senate Bill 18-013)

The Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act (Senate Bill 18-013), by Senators Rhonda Fields (D, Aurora) and Bob Gardner (R, Colorado Springs) and Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet (D, Commerce City) is a bill LiveWell’s policy team has been advocating... Read More

LiveWell Colorado and Confluence Denver Explore Key Challenges and Solutions to Healthy Living in Colorado

A common impression of Colorado is one of outdoorsy healthiness for all. But those images are drawn against a stark dichotomy of the reality in less affluent, often black and brown communities statewide, where such basic wellness staples as healthy... Read More

10 for 10! Ten Ways LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) is Helping Schools Help Students Eat Healthier

Since its inception in 2008, LiveWell has worked closely with hundreds of partners in every region of the state. Through these collaborative efforts, a tremendous amount has been learned; LiveWell’s mission has evolved from building healthy lifestyle public awareness to... Read More

East Grand School District Rolls Out New Salad Bars in Elementary Schools

Do you know that when students eat better, they do better in school, too? The administrators and school food professionals in East Grand School District, a participant in LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) 2016 cohort, know that by offering salad... Read More

LiveWell Hires Vice President of Strategy & Impact

LiveWell Colorado is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Armijo as Vice President of Strategy & Impact. The position prioritizes the alignment of LiveWell’s programming, policy, and promotional strategies to address critical barriers to health equity as identified by... Read More

The 2018 Legislative Session has Arrived — with Additional Funding and a Brewing Battle over Transportation

The 2018 Legislative Session has Arrived — with Additional Funding and a Brewing Battle over Transportation As the 2018 legislative session gets underway, transportation funding is once again in the spotlight. Securing stable funding for Colorado’s sorely underfunded transportation system,... Read More

Long-time School Food Initiative Chef, Jessica Wright, Joins LiveWell Full-time

Long-time School Food Initiative Chef, Jessica Wright, Joins LiveWell Full-time She shares, in this blog, her ongoing commitment to helping Colorado schools provide healthy meals for students. I started with LiveWell Colorado as a Chef Consultant for the School Food... Read More

Advocates Reach Out In Advance of Growing Season: Tilling the Soil for Double Up Food Bucks

Advocates Reach Out In Advance of Growing Season: Tilling the Soil for Double Up Food Bucks The 2018 growing season may not have officially begun—but for Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), a LiveWell program that offers financial incentives to SNAP... Read More

10 Key State Policy Initiatives LiveWell has Supported in the Past 10 years

10 Key State Policy Initiatives LiveWell has Supported in the Past 10 years 1 –  2018 – Healthy Food Incentive Funding: LiveWell is working on a legislative initiative to obtain state funding for healthy food incentives for programs like Double Up Food... Read More

Health Care is Still Available and Affordable in Colorado!

Health Care is Still Available and Affordable in Colorado! A great deal of political conversation engulfed the Affordable Care Act and healthcare in 2017 making some people believe they either couldn’t get or couldn’t afford health care in 2018. The... Read More