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Double Up Food Bucks Colorado Expands in Year Two

LiveWell’s Healthy Food Access Program Reaches More Low-income Families, Supports Local Farmers & Economy Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) launched last summer through a statewide partnership effort led by LiveWell Colorado, Colorado Department of Human Services, the Colorado Farmers Market... 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

School Food Spotlight | Healthy Food Takes a Front Row Seat in Morgan County Schools

Times Are Changing and So Is School Food in Fort Morgan By Chef Sarah Kvichak, LiveWell School Food Initiative  “Offering scratch lunch is not only socially responsible, but enjoyable!” Current school meal preparation often looks a little like this: opening... Read More

Exploring New Frontiers for Healthy Food Access in Colorado

Exploring New Frontiers for Healthy Food Access in Colorado A look at how public institutions can contribute to a more sustainable, equitable food system in our state One of LiveWell Colorado’s primary goals is to build a more equitable, sustainable,... Read More

School Food Spotlight: Chef Fernando Shares Highlights from the Field

School Food Initiative Chef Highlights Thompson & Salida Schools, Early Childcare Centers By Chef Fernando Cardona, LiveWell School Food Initiative “For us chefs who love to cook, we don’t just feed people; we like to say we’re in the business... 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

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