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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

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

LiveWell Colorado Year in Review: 17 Highlights from 2017

LiveWell Colorado Year in Review: 17 Highlights from 2017 To say 2017 has been an eventful year would probably be a grand understatement. As an organization striving to increase access to healthy eating and active living by removing barriers that... Read More

Highlights from LiveWell’s 2017 HEAL Summit

Highlights from LiveWell’s 2017 HEAL Summit Everyone wants to live their best life and have the best health possible. But how do you really achieve that goal? How do entire communities create the conditions for all residents to be healthy?... Read More

What We Heard from You

What We Heard from You LiveWell’s 2017 Statewide Policy Listening Tour LiveWell Colorado’s policy team believes that public policy works best when it is informed by the public. As an organization dedicated to removing barriers to healthy eating and active... Read More

Debate on the 2018 Farm Bill Has Begun. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Debate on the 2018 Farm Bill Has Begun. Here’s What You Need to Know. 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 date... Read More

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

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