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Announcing LiveWell Colorado’s Heal Library!

LiveWell is excited to announce the launch of the LiveWell Colorado HEAL Library! This recently updated resource is a searchable library with policies for use by community leaders, advocates, municipal and county staff, and elected officials. The library contains policy... Read More

Transportation Dollars Matter

In last month’s e-letter, we covered the details of the Let’s Co, Colorado campaign (Proposition 110) and now want to discuss why LiveWell is supporting this proposition. As the campaign gains momentum and goes full steam ahead toward Election Day,... Read More

Congratulations to the 2018 Mini-grant Awardees

Congratulations to the 2018 Mini-grant Awardees In August, a call for mini-grant proposals was issued to all HEAL cities and towns. Congratulations to the following municipalities that received 2018 HEAL Cities & Towns mini-grants. Funding received will be used to:... Read More

LiveWell Supports Lighting the LAMP! in the 2018 Farm Bill

The Senate version of the Farm Bill “Lights the LAMP” by consolidating the Farmers Market Promotion Program, the Local Food Promotion Program, and the Value-Added Producer Grant program into the Local Agriculture Market Program, or LAMP. The program creates a one-stop-shop... Read More

LiveWell Supporting Let’s Go, Colorado Campaign

LiveWell is supporting the campaign to pass Proposition 110, “Let’s Go, Colorado.” The proposal will provide a stable, on-going revenue source for transportation needs throughout the state. LiveWell supports the initiative due to the inclusion of dedicated multimodal (walk, bike,... Read More

Expansion of Double Up Food Bucks Colorado Supported by USDA Funding

Colorado’s Double Up Food Bucks program (Double Up) works! By providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants incentives at farmers markets and retailers in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout Colorado, it has supported thousands of low-income families in accessing... Read More

My Trip to the Farmers Market on Saturday, July 14th, 2018

By Tamara Orndoff Jefferson County Community Food Advocate––Summer 2018 I had a meeting with a journalist this morning at 9 am. I am a Community Food Advocate with LiveWell Colorado’s Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up), so they contacted me... Read More

10 for 10: 10 Different Donors, 10 Different Reasons Why

LiveWell’s 10th anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on our past, look forward to our future and share our gratitude for the wide variety of individuals and organizations that have made LiveWell’s work possible over the past decade. As our... Read More

The Struggle to Feed My Family

Opinion – by Laura Molina I am a single mother of three kids – 8, 10, and 12 years old – and have lived in Denver for 21 years. Up until five years ago, I struggled to find affordable ways... Read More

A Little Marketing Goes a Long Way to Improve School Food

By Rainey Wikstrom Food & Nutrition Service Departments across the nation are faced with increasing competition for student dollars. Some heavy contenders? Off campus eateries & convenience stores and unhealthy snacks brought from home. In addition to the often complex... Read More