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Cities Help Feed Kids in the Summer

Cities Help Feed Kids in the Summer By Colorado Municipal League staff   Partnering with the Local School District to Provide Healthy Summer Meals and Recreation Summer break is revered as the best time of the year — carefree days... Read More

Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act (Senate Bill 18-013)

The Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act (Senate Bill 18-013), by Senators Rhonda Fields (D, Aurora) and Bob Gardner (R, Colorado Springs) and Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet (D, Commerce City) is a bill LiveWell’s policy team has been advocating... Read More

10 for 10! Ten Ways LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) is Helping Schools Help Students Eat Healthier

Since its inception in 2008, LiveWell has worked closely with hundreds of partners in every region of the state. Through these collaborative efforts, a tremendous amount has been learned; LiveWell’s mission has evolved from building public awareness for the value... Read More

East Grand School District Rolls Out New Salad Bars in Elementary Schools

Do you know that when students eat better, they do better in school, too? The administrators and school food professionals in East Grand School District, a participant in LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) 2016 cohort, know that by offering salad... Read More

Long-time School Food Initiative Chef, Jessica Wright, Joins LiveWell Full-time

Long-time School Food Initiative Chef, Jessica Wright, Joins LiveWell Full-time She shares, in this blog, her ongoing commitment to helping Colorado schools provide healthy meals for students. I started with LiveWell Colorado as a Chef Consultant for the School Food... Read More

10 Key State Policy Initiatives LiveWell has Supported in the Past 10 years

10 Key State Policy Initiatives LiveWell has Supported in the Past 10 years 1 –  2018 – Healthy Food Incentive Funding: LiveWell is working on a legislative initiative to obtain state funding for healthy food incentives for programs like Double Up Food... Read More

LiveWell Colorado Year in Review: 17 Highlights from 2017

LiveWell Colorado Year in Review: 17 Highlights from 2017 To say 2017 has been an eventful year would probably be a grand understatement. As an organization striving to increase access to healthy eating and active living by removing barriers that... Read More

Fuel Successful Learning | Give to LiveWell’s School Food Initiative

Dear LiveWell Supporter, Colorado children spend half their waking hours and consume up to 50 percent of their calories at school. For low-income students, the percentage is even higher. That’s why our School Food Initiative works to ensure Colorado kids get great... Read More

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