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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

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

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative: Q & A with Program Director Gabriella Warner

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) partners with Food & Nutrition Service Departments to serve up freshly prepared meals to students across the state. The Initiative began in 2010 and has continued to grow and evolve into an impactful program reaching... Read More

It’s No Bologna: Evaluating Healthy School Lunches

By Dan Schober, Program Evaluator & Founder at Informed Community Health Editor’s note: This post was originally published on LinkedIn. “I waited…in anticipation…”please get this” I hoped, as the students worked…” Across the country, schools are addressing childhood obesity by... Read More

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

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

Standing Up for a Healthy School Environment: Soda in Schools

Standing Up for a Healthy School Environment By Leslie Levine, MPH, LiveWell Colorado Technical Assistance and Research Manager Today’s obesity crisis is a complex issue that cannot be solved overnight and requires a multi-pronged approach. One of those approaches is... 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 School Food Initiative: Thompson School District Trainings

LiveWell School Food Initiative: Thompson School District Trainings By Janessa Nelsen, Program Coordinator, LiveWell School Food Initiative Thompson School District – the 17th largest district in Colorado with over 16,000 students enrolled – held a two-day training on August 15... 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