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LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Reaches 50 Municipalities

Advancing Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL) Policies throughout the State With tensions rising around health care access in the United States, it’s easy to get discouraged. Yet here in Colorado, there’s a growing movement for healthy change that is helping... Read More

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

Exploring New Frontiers for Healthy Food Access in Colorado

Exploring New Frontiers for Healthy Food Access in Colorado A look at how public institutions can contribute to a more sustainable, equitable food system in our state One of LiveWell Colorado’s primary goals is to build a more equitable, sustainable,... 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

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

School Food Initiative Spotlight: East Grand School District

School Food Initiative Spotlight: East Grand School District By Chef Chris Hazle East Grand School District is up to big things these days. With enrollment numbers rising, so are the demands on the Food & Nutrition Service Department to provide nourishing... Read More

LiveWell Shares Lessons Learned at American Public Health Association’s 2016 Conference in Denver

LiveWell Shares Lessons Learned at American Public Health Association’s 2016 Conference in Denver The American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo was held October 29 through November 2 in Denver. The event brought together more than 12,000 public health professionals... Read More