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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

LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge Winners

LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge Winners LiveWell Colorado is thrilled to announce four student filmmaker award winners in the LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge, a new statewide competition for short films on the importance of ensuring access to healthy eating and activing... Read More

Local Food Access, Equity, and Elitism

Local Food Access, Equity, and Elitism “Local food doesn’t just have to live in one place. It lives everywhere!” By Wendy Peters Moschetti, Director of Food Systems, LiveWell Colorado *Editors note: This story originally appeared in Local Food Shift Magazine.... Read More

LiveWell Colorado’s Statement on the Shooting in Orlando

Like so many others, we were saddened and horrified at the news from Orlando where an LGBTQ nightclub was attacked, on Latin night, by a lone gunman. As we continue to develop our efforts to eliminate health disparities among all... Read More

Double Up Food Bucks Colorado Will Benefit Low-Income Families, Farmers

USDA Awards Major Grant Benefiting Low-Income Families, Farmers Double Up Food Bucks Colorado is a win for Colorado’s low-income families, agricultural community and economy A statewide partnership led by LiveWell Colorado, Colorado Department of Human Services, the Colorado Farmers Market... Read More

HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign | Transforming a City Towards Health

Perspectives from City Manager of Commerce City, Brian McBroom Building a community of health takes considerable time, significant investment and thoughtful dedication, which is exactly what has happened in Commerce City. It just became the first municipality to reach the... Read More

LiveWell Prowers County Recognized as a National Health Impact Award Finalist

LiveWell Prowers County Recognized as a National Health Impact Award Finalist Partnership for Healthier America chooses Colorado organization as an Impact Award Finalist DENVER —May 19, 2016 — LiveWell Prowers County has been named by the Partnership for A Healthier... Read More

Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” Film: Thoughts from LiveWell’s School Nutrition & Food Systems Experts

Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” Film: Reflections from LiveWell’s Nutrition, School Food & Food Systems Experts LiveWell Colorado recently co-hosted three Denver-area public screenings of Michael Pollan’s film, In Defense of Food. Two of our subject matter experts participated... Read More

LiveWell Weighs In: USDA Rule to Enhance Food Stamp Healthy Food Access

LiveWell Weighs In: USDA Rule to Enhance Food Stamp Healthy Food Access LiveWell Colorado has submitted public comment regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Proposed Rule: Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program... Read More

Hunger & Obesity: The Unexpected Connection

By Karen Moldovan, Director of Policy, LiveWell Colorado This post was adapted from guest columns published in the Montrose Daily Press on April 15, 2016, and in The Pueblo Chieftain on April 23, 2016. At first glance, hunger and obesity not... Read More