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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

Meet “Gangsta Gardener” Ron Finley, LiveWell’s 2017 Engage in the Change Keynote Speaker

Join us October 10 for an inspiring luncheon featuring one of L.A.’s most widely known food justice activists Armed with a shovel, some soil and seeds, Ron Finley has come to be known as the “Gangsta Gardener” and his unexpected... Read More

LiveWell’s Double Up Food Bucks Program Launches at Denver Corner Stores

How a Special Partnership Effort is Addressing Food Insecurity in the Denver Metro Area When you walk through the door of Family Asia Market on East Colfax in Denver, one of the first things you might see is a big... Read More

Q&A with Angelle Fouther

LiveWell’s Director of Communications on equity, community, & work that makes a difference Angelle Fouther joined LiveWell Colorado as director of communications earlier this year. In this role, Angelle leads communications strategies to engage LiveWell’s audiences and partners and advance its... Read More

Double Up Food Bucks Colorado Expands in Year Two

LiveWell’s Healthy Food Access Program Reaches More Low-income Families, Supports Local Farmers & Economy Editor’s note: For more information about Double Up Food Bucks Colorado—including how it works, how to get involved,  free marketing materials to help spread the word, and... Read More

LiveWell’s 2016 Annual Report: Partnering to Create a Pathway to Healthy Living

Dear Partners, I am pleased to share LiveWell Colorado’s 2016 Annual Report with you all. The stories in this report represent but a snapshot of the many ways LiveWell partnered with organizations and individuals throughout the state in 2016. Our... Read More

Finding Sustainable, Equitable Funding for Mobility Infrastructure Critical for Colorado

Addressing the growing gap between Colorado’s transportation funding and its transportation needs By Julie George, Director of Policy for LiveWell Colorado Editors Note: This article originally appeared in the “New & Next” section of Confluence – Denver How will Colorado... Read More

Double Up Food Bucks Partner Spotlight: Sprout City Farms

How Sprout City Farms and LiveWell are teaming up to increase access to healthy, local food in Colorado As temperatures rise and another growing season begins in Colorado, LiveWell’s staff and partners around the state are kicking into high gear... Read More

Q & A with Jamila Bryant, Local Initiatives Project Specialist at LiveWell Colorado

Q & A with Jamila Bryant, Local Initiatives Project Specialist at LiveWell Colorado Jamila Bryant joined LiveWell Colorado as a graduate student during the summer of 2016 to complete her practicum. In her current role as Local Initiatives Project Specialist,... Read More