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Summer Food Programs Are Vital to Reducing Obesity

Nearly 400,000 Colorado children participate in school meal programs, more than 80 percent of whom receive their meals for free or at a reduced price. For these children, school meals are often their only source of balanced nutrition. So what... Read More

Make a Difference in Your Community During National Farm to School Month

When children learn about where their food comes from, they are more likely to try new healthy foods and make better food choices as they grow into adulthood. Farm to School programs not only improve the nutritional quality of meals... Read More

Congress’ Changes to School Meal Nutrition Standards Do Not Get a Passing Grade…But Local Efforts Do

From loving parents to dedicated school nutritionists, concern is quickly spreading throughout our country over Congress’ changes to the proposed new USDA School Meal Nutrition Guidelines in the final version of a spending bill released earlier this week. The goal... Read More

New School Meal Nutrition Standards Get an Improved Grade

Students across the country will soon have access to healthier foods in their lunchrooms thanks to new school meal nutrition standards. Although the standards are not everything that LiveWell Colorado hoped for, they certainly constitute a great improvement in making... Read More