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New Infographic Illustrates Impact of School Food Initiative

New Infographic Illustrates Impact of School Food Initiative *See detailed summary explanation of infographic in narrative below. Infographic Summary LiveWell Colorado’s School Food Initiative (SFI) operates in school districts across the state with the goal of providing school meals that... Read More

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative: Q & A with Program Director Gabriella Warner

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) partners with Food & Nutrition Service Departments to serve up freshly prepared meals to students across the state. The Initiative began in 2010 and has continued to grow and evolve into an impactful program reaching... Read More

Partnership Spotlight: Colorado Food Systems Hub

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on the Community Commons blog. The Colorado Food Systems Hub is designed to advance the research, policy, and community engagement work of the 18+ food policy councils across the state. The Colorado Food Policy... Read More

It’s No Bologna: Evaluating Healthy School Lunches

By Dan Schober, Program Evaluator & Founder at Informed Community Health Editor’s note: This post was originally published on LinkedIn. “I waited…in anticipation…”please get this” I hoped, as the students worked…” Across the country, schools are addressing childhood obesity by... Read More

School Food Initiative Spotlight: East Grand School District

School Food Initiative Spotlight: East Grand School District By Chef Chris Hazle East Grand School District is up to big things these days. With enrollment numbers rising, so are the demands on the Food & Nutrition Service Department to provide nourishing... Read More

School Lunch as a Teaching Tool

School Lunch as a Teaching Tool Promoting your salad bar through fun events and more By Chef Dina Paz LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) believes that school lunch deserves more than a heat-and-serve buffet. Move over chicken nuggets! Because we... Read More

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

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’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