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Sweet Victory for Sugary Beverage Taxes

Sweet Victory for Sugary Beverage Taxes By Terri Livermore, Director of Community Partnerships It certainly has been an interesting week for US politics that has left the US with a great deal to think about. At LiveWell Colorado, we are... Read More

Making the ‘Healthy Choice the Easy Choice’ Isn’t Always Easy

Making the ‘Healthy Choice the Easy Choice’ Isn’t Always Easy  Tackling access & inequity in a complex food environment By Wendy Peters Moschetti, Director of Food Systems, LiveWell Colorado We believe access to nutritious food is a basic human right... Read More

LiveWell Colorado Supports Proposed Boulder Soda Tax

LiveWell Colorado Supports Proposed Boulder Soda Tax World Health Organization Urges Action that Hits Close to Home By Wendy Peters Moschetti, Director of Food Systems at LiveWell Colorado Colorado’s great quality of life attracts healthy, educated adults yet we have... 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

HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign | Why Your City Needs a HEAL Committee

Why Your City Needs a HEAL Committee As the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign has matured over the past three years, LiveWell Colorado has learned how some cities are able to use the Campaign to move HEAL policies and the... Read More

Introducing LiveWell’s No More 24 Campaign

“No More 24” LiveWell Colorado has a long history of engaging and motivating Coloradans to make healthy choices. Now we are embarking on an even more critical and challenging effort: to inspire and advance policy and environmental changes. In short,... Read More

Local Food Access, Equity, and Elitism

Local Food Access, Equity, and Elitism “Local food doesn’t just have to live in one place. It lives everywhere!” By Wendy Peters Moschetti, Director of Food Systems, LiveWell Colorado *Editors note: This story originally appeared in Local Food Shift Magazine.... Read More

HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign | Transforming a City Towards Health

Perspectives from City Manager of Commerce City, Brian McBroom Building a community of health takes considerable time, significant investment and thoughtful dedication, which is exactly what has happened in Commerce City. It just became the first municipality to reach the... 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

LiveWell Weighs In: USDA Rule to Enhance Food Stamp Healthy Food Access

LiveWell Weighs In: USDA Rule to Enhance Food Stamp Healthy Food Access LiveWell Colorado has submitted public comment regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Proposed Rule: Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program... Read More