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Smart Snacks in Schools Support a Healthier Generation of Colorado Kids

As kids head back to school this fall, they’ll have access to healthier snack items, thanks to updated nutrition standards known as “Smart Snacks in School,” which went into effect July 1. These standards were created based on feedback from... Read More

Two Legislative Wins for Healthy Eating and Active Living in Colorado

Two bills that LiveWell Colorado supported during the 2014 legislative session were signed into law today by Governor John Hickenlooper at the State Capitol. These bills promote healthy eating and active living, and support the Governor's initiative to make Colorado... Read More

The Governor’s New Health Agenda: Making Colorado the Healthiest State in the Nation

Earlier this week, LiveWell Colorado had the privilege of joining Governor Hickenlooper for the unveiling of the State of Health report, which outlines the state’s commitment to and action plan for making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. As... Read More

New Study Shows that Coloradoans Think Obesity is “Someone Else’s Problem”

LiveWell Colorado just completed a statewide marketing research survey that shows Coloradans have a difficult time accurately identifying obesity, especially when it comes to their own weight and lifestyle.  They also typically underestimate what it means to be obese or... Read More

What is a Ciclovia and Why is it Coming to Denver?

The term "ciclovia" may be new to your vocabulary, but you've ever dreamed of biking, running, or strolling through the streets as your own pedestrian thoroughfare, you are already familiar with the concept.  Viva Streets, Denver's first ciclovia, will transform... 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

LiveWell Alamosa – Making the Most of LiveWell Colorado’s Day at the Capitol

LiveWell Colorado got a blast of recognition when we all – staff and communities –converged on the Capitol in Denver last Thursday. Our goal was to discuss healthy eating and active living with our local legislators in order to keep... Read More

Sparkling or Flat? The Proposed New York City Soda Ban

Across the nation, headlines are buzzing with New York City’s proposed plan to ban the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages larger than 16 ounces in restaurants, movie theaters, street carts and many other city eateries. The proposal, which requires the approval... Read More