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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

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

LiveWell Voices | Insights from the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

LiveWell Voices: Insights from the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference The 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference was held June 2-4 in Madison, WI. This year’s highlights included an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, presenters, and learning opportunities. The... Read More

Getting Summer Meals to Students

Many families across Colorado face nutrition shortfalls especially in the summer when school meal programs aren’t available. To address this gap, organizations across the state are launching coordinated efforts to bring free summer meals to Colorado kids, but they need... Read More

Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” Film: Thoughts from LiveWell’s School Nutrition & Food Systems Experts

Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” Film: Reflections from LiveWell’s Nutrition, School Food & Food Systems Experts LiveWell Colorado recently co-hosted three Denver-area public screenings of Michael Pollan’s film, In Defense of Food. Two of our subject matter experts participated... Read More

Help Protect PE in Colorado: Join the Statewide Listening Tour for New Federal Education Law

Help Protect PE in CO: Join the Statewide Listening Tour for New Federal Education Law In six Colorado cities throughout May—plus an online webinar session on June 1—the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is conducting a statewide listening tour to... Read More

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative: Carving out a Model for Sustainable Scratch Cooking in Colorado Schools

By Leslie Levine, Technical Assistance & Research Manager, LiveWell Colorado   I am the longest-running employee at LiveWell Colorado, so I have been around to witness many transitions in the LiveWell@School Food Initiative program model since its launch in 2010.... Read More

LiveWell Voices: Five Questions with Chef Sally

“Good and good for you.” That’s always been Chef Sally Ayotte’s motto when describing her passion for food, and it shows. Her LiveWell@School Food Initiative recipe, Craisy Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, just won the Learning ZoneXpress Soar with School Breakfast Recipe Challenge.... Read More

Community Spotlight | LiveWell Leadville: Building a Culture of Health in Lake County

Each year, the Colorado Education Initiative’s Healthy School Champions program recognizes Colorado schools that have successfully created a healthy school environment. With the support of the Colorado Health Foundation, the program has awarded more than $250,000 in grants over the... Read More