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Carbondale Awarded LiveWell Colorado’s Highest Recognition for Building a Healthy Community

The Town of Carbondale has achieved Elite Status in LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign LiveWell Colorado is proud to award Elite Status to the Town of Carbondale for its commitment to building a healthy community. The city achieves... Read More

Windsor Commits to Building a Healthy Community

The Town of Windsor Joins LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Editor’s note: This was originally released by the Town of Windsor. The Town of Windsor Town Board voted unanimously in favor of participating in the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)... 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

Farmers Markets: Connecting Consumers to Farmers, Food, and Community

National Farmers Market Week | August 6-12, 2017 Editor’s note: In honor of National Farmers Market week (August 6-12, 2017) we’re sharing this previously published post that highlights the many benefits farmers markets bring to our communities.  “But where are... Read More

School Food Initiative Spotlight | Chef Jessica Wright Shares Highlights from Idalia & Centennial

Two Tiny Districts Handle Big Changes While Honing Leadership Skills By Chef Jessica Wright, LiveWell Colorado School Food Initiative As a LiveWell School Food Initiative Chef, my work is mainly focused in two school districts, each with less than 250... 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

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

Healthy Workplaces: A Healthy Vending Success Story from Colorado Springs

Healthy Workplaces: A Healthy Vending Success Story from Colorado Springs Change is hard. Change can be especially hard when it  comes to vending machine options. Pleasing the palates of employees and patrons is one of many challenges faced by health... Read More

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