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Why the Farm Bill Matters to You

The Trillion Dollar Bill You’ve Never Heard About: Why the Farm Bill Matters to You Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series on the Farm Bill and related federal agricultural and food access policy. To stay up to... Read More

November Policy Digest

November Policy Digest Update on LiveWell Policy Tour The policy team has been out and about throughout the state gathering feedback from community members to help shape our 2018 policy agenda. We held meetings in Denver, Sterling, Fort Morgan, Alamosa,... Read More

October 2017 Policy Digest

October 2017 Policy Digest You’re Invited! Let us know what barriers to healthy eating and active living exist in your community! Public policy is best when it is informed, by you guessed it, the public! As we start to form... Read More

Farm to School Month: A Look at What Policy Makers Are Doing, and What They Could Be Doing, to Support Local Foods

Farm to School Month: A Look at What Policy Makers Are Doing, and What They Could Be Doing, to Support Local Foods October is National Farm to School Month, a celebration of food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled... Read More

Join Us For LiveWell Colorado’s Public Policy Listening Tour

Let us know what barriers to healthy eating and active living exist in your community Public policy is best when it is informed by, you guessed it, the public! As LiveWell starts to form our policy priorities for 2018, we... Read More

A Primer on “Lunch Shaming” in Colorado Schools

A Primer on “Lunch Shaming” in Colorado Schools Recently throughout the country an archaic policy has entered the forefront of the education and food systems lexicon riding a wave of concern and anger. This policy goes by the name of... Read More

A Statement on the Proposed Ending of DACA

LiveWell Colorado Stands with Dreamers In the definition of the American Dream, crafted by James Truslow Adams in 1931, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” But right now, despite their abilities... Read More

The Proof is in the Produce! New CO4F Results Point Toward Success

The Proof is in the Produce! New CO4F Results Point Toward Success Since its inception, the Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (CO4F) has financed 23 fresh food retailers in both urban and rural communities throughout Colorado. CO4F was established in... Read More

August Policy Digest

August Policy Digest  State Policy Update SRTS Research Update Earlier this summer, LiveWell Colorado’s policy department sent a survey to many of our partner groups and community organizations concerning Safe Routes to School (SRTS) to learn more about community perception... Read More

July Policy Digest

LiveWell Policy Digest: July 2017 Local Policy Update Westwood Recreation Center A recreation center for Westwood will officially be a part of Denver’s general obligation bond which will be put to voters in November’s municipal election. Westwood is one of... Read More