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School Food Initiative Spotlight: East Grand School District

School Food Initiative Spotlight: East Grand School District By Chef Chris Hazle East Grand School District is up to big things these days. With enrollment numbers rising, so are the demands on the Food & Nutrition Service Department to provide nourishing... 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

School Lunch as a Teaching Tool

School Lunch as a Teaching Tool Promoting your salad bar through fun events and more By Chef Dina Paz LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) believes that school lunch deserves more than a heat-and-serve buffet. Move over chicken nuggets! Because we... 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

Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October By Charles Severance-Medaris, Policy & Communications Coordinator, LiveWell Colorado “That’s a zucchini,” remarked a third-grade girl while grabbing for the basket of fruits and veggies waiting for her as she sat down for lunch. Picking... 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

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

“But where are the tomatoes?” It’s a common question Nat Seals, manager of the Colorado Farm and Art Market, gets at her early season market. Most of us are used to having a rainbow of options available to us in... Read More

School Food Initiative | Success Stories: Norwood School District

School Food Initiative | Success Stories: Norwood School District By Jen Dabal, Food Service Manager, Norwood School District Editor’s note: This post was adapted from a longer piece originally posted on Jen’s Blog on the Norwood School District’s website in April... Read More

Farm to Preschool for All Colorado Kids—and For Their Futures

Farm to Preschool for All Colorado Kids—and For Their Futures by Jim Dyer, Healthy Community Food Systems Editor’s note: LiveWell Colorado & Healthy Community Food Systems are the co-state leads for the National Farm to School Network in Colorado. The... 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