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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

Farm to School Month Community Spotlight | San Luis Valley, Colorado

Committed to the Child at Heart: Years of community-led farm to school efforts come to fruition in the San Luis Valley Every October, communities across the country come together to celebrate the connections happening between children and local food for... Read More

Thornton Reaches Top Level of Elite in LiveWell’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign

City of Thornton recognized for building a healthy community THORNTON, CO – LiveWell Colorado has awarded Elite status to the city of Thornton for its commitment to building a healthy community by advancing healthy eating and active living (HEAL) policies that... Read More

Every Child Deserves Nourishing Food | Support the School Food Initiative today

Every Child Deserves Nourishing Food | Support the School Food Initiative today Did you know that around 20% of children face food insecurity in Colorado? It’s hard to imagine in such a bountiful state, but the harsh reality is nearly... Read More

Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food | Support Double Up Food Bucks today

Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food | Support Double Up Food Bucks today Did you know that at least 13.6% of Colorado families face food insecurity? It’s hard to imagine in such a bountiful state, but the harsh reality is nearly... Read More

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

School Food Spotlight: Healthy Partnerships for a Healthier School Year

The value of partnerships, marketing, and culinary support for school food success in East Grand and beyond By Rainey Wikstrom, Marketing Consultant, LiveWell School Food Initiative Give to the School Food Initiative As we jump headfirst into the 2017-2018 school... Read More

School Food Initiative Spotlight: Idalia RJ-3

A Small School Creates Big Healthy Change  Give to the School Food Initiative Editor’s note: This story was originally published in LiveWell Colorado’s 2016 Annual Report.  Idalia RJ-3 is one of the eight school districts in our School Food Initiative... Read More

The Proof is in the Produce! New CO4F Results Point Toward Success

The Proof is in the Produce! New CO4F Results Point Toward Success Since its inception, the Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (CO4F) has financed 23 fresh food retailers in both urban and rural communities throughout Colorado. CO4F was established in... 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