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September Policy Digest: Examining “Lunch Shaming” in Colorado Schools, Upcoming Events & More

This Month: An In-depth Look at “Lunch Shaming” | Save the Date for LiveWell’s 2017 HEAL Summit | National Farm to School Update In Depth: Lunch Shaming Recently throughout the country an archaic policy has entered the forefront of the education... 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

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