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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

How One Mom Went from “Complainer” to “School Health Advocate”

LiveWell Mom Alli Howe is not your average health-minded parent. “Complaining about cookies is short-sighted. I love our school community at Sherman Early Childhood Center and wanted to see healthy changes really stick,” she says. Motivated by her desire to... Read More

Cafeterias Dish Out Fresh and Healthy Changes to CO Kids

I just received a letter from my daughter’s school sharing that the school cafeteria has undergone a makeover and has a new look. A neighbor received a letter from her child’s school stating that they are starting a new school... Read More

Equality in Sports

The benefits of sports are well-known: In addition to having fun and getting fit, kids learn commitment, respect for others, stress management skills, and how to set and meet goals. Athletics have long provided valuable socio-cultural learning experiences for men... Read More

The Importance of Equality in Sports for Women and Girls

The benefits of sports are well-known: In addition to having fun and getting fit, kids learn commitment, respect for others, stress management skills, and how to set and meet goals. Athletics have long provided valuable socio-cultural learning experiences for men... Read More

Colorado Mom Gives Kids the Gift of Play

When Fort Morgan resident Allison Howe began to explore opportunities for her young children to get active in her community, she found few options. She considered t-ball, but waiting in line to hit the ball and standing in the field... Read More

Road Trip Noshing

My brother and I attended the same university, so we embarked on countless road trips between school in Chicago and our home outside of Denver. We made a lot of memories, mostly good ones, as we crisscrossed the Midwest. We... Read More

Road Trip!

Sunny skies and winding roads ahead!  It’s that time of year again, the much anticipated arrival of summer!  Many families, including mine, will be taking road trips to see the sites, visit family, or travel to sporting events.  Our first... Read More

Make Some Memories This Mother’s Day

I am a big believer of time spent with someone as a gift. The gift of the memories you can not buy – and long after the flowers have died or the chocolates have been eaten – you remember the... Read More

Digging It

My husband and I started backyard gardening for fun, but mostly because we love to eat. We were first-time homeowners, without children, and we had this small expanse of land (a tiny back yard) that seemed to be a perfect... Read More