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Setting a New Standard: How Double Up Food Bucks is Transforming the Local Food System in Colorado

LiveWell’s Double Up Food Bucks program is increasing healthy food access, improving the local food economy, and building community across the state Last summer, LiveWell launched an exciting initiative called Double Up Food Bucks Colorado, a program designed to increase... Read More

HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Achieves Several Milestones in 2016

2016 was an exciting year for the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign. The campaign added four new members– Cedaredge, Fort Collins, Nederland, and Mountain View –increasing the total membership to 46 municipalities. In June, Commerce City became the first municipality... Read More

SNAP Authorization Days for Direct Market Farmers in Colorado

Get SNAP authorized in person in early 2017! Food insecurity is a significant issue in Colorado, with 11 percent of the population living in poverty,[1] making it a huge challenge to afford enough healthy food for their families. More than... Read More

Partnership Spotlight: Colorado Food Systems Hub

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on the Community Commons blog. The Colorado Food Systems Hub is designed to advance the research, policy, and community engagement work of the 18+ food policy councils across the state. The Colorado Food Policy... Read More

HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign | 2016 HEAL Summit Recap

Cities & Towns Have Big Impact on Residents’ Health This year’s HEAL Summit brought together municipal leaders, LiveWell communities, and public health professionals from around Colorado and the country to discuss strategies for increasing access to healthy eating and active... Read More

Double Up Food Bucks Partner Spotlight: First Southwest Bank & Where Food Comes From

As temperatures begin to drop and fall fades into winter, another farmers’ market season has come to a close for much of Colorado. It was an especially fruitful season for the producers, markets, and low-income clients who participated in Double... Read More