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LiveWell Voices: Responding to Executive Orders on Refugees & Immigration

Olga González, Director of Equity & Inclusion, Shares Her Powerful Perspective on Recent Political Events As part of our ongoing commitment to integrating a health equity focus into all aspects of our work and organization, we’re pleased to announce that... Read More

Feeding Larimer County

A New Food Pantry Clinic & Emergency Food Assistance Program is Fighting Hunger in Fort Collins, CO Hunger in America is often described as a hidden epidemic. In such a beautiful and vibrant state as Colorado, it can be even... Read More

Westwood Residents Make Big Push to Improve Recreation Opportunities

Westwood Residents Make Big Push to Improve Recreation Opportunities On December 8th of last year, the city of Denver held the last of a series of public meetings to help determine the city’s priorities for its upcoming bond proposal. At... Read More

Letter from LiveWell Colorado CEO Gabriel Guillaume on the Importance of Health Equity

Dear Advocates, From launching the Double Up Food Bucks program to increase access to fruits and vegetables for Coloradans who receive SNAP (food stamps) benefits, to our statewide #NoMore24 campaign that recruited grassroots advocates from across the state to fight... Read More

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative: Q & A with Program Director Gabriella Warner

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) partners with Food & Nutrition Service Departments to serve up freshly prepared meals to students across the state. The Initiative began in 2010 and has continued to grow and evolve into an impactful program reaching... 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

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

Making the ‘Healthy Choice the Easy Choice’ Isn’t Always Easy

Making the ‘Healthy Choice the Easy Choice’ Isn’t Always Easy  Tackling access & inequity in a complex food environment By Wendy Peters Moschetti, Director of Food Systems, LiveWell Colorado We believe access to nutritious food is a basic human right... Read More