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LiveWell in Action at Colorado School Nutrition Association Event

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative Chefs Stir Up Excitement at CSNA’s 2017 Conference in Denver LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) chef consultants were in action again at the Colorado School Nutrition Association’s (CSNA) annual summer conference held at the Colorado Convention... Read More

LiveWell Community Spotlight | Montrose, CO

How One Small Community is Creating Big Change In the small western Colorado city of Montrose you’ll find one of the greatest examples of what can happen when residents, nonprofit and community organizations, schools, local businesses, farmers, and city officials... Read More

School Food Initiative Spotlight | Chef Jessica Wright Shares Highlights from Idalia & Centennial

Two Tiny Districts Handle Big Changes While Honing Leadership Skills By Chef Jessica Wright, LiveWell Colorado School Food Initiative As a LiveWell School Food Initiative Chef, my work is mainly focused in two school districts, each with less than 250... Read More

LiveWell’s 2016 Annual Report: Partnering to Create a Pathway to Healthy Living

Dear Partners, I am pleased to share LiveWell Colorado’s 2016 Annual Report with you all. The stories in this report represent but a snapshot of the many ways LiveWell partnered with organizations and individuals throughout the state in 2016. Our... Read More

School Food Spotlight | Making School Lunch Healthier for Our Bodies, Environment, & Budgets

How switching from canned to dried beans is improving school food in Fort Morgan By Chef Rob Mattoch, LiveWell School Food Initiative Editor’s note: Read more about our School Food Initiative team’s work in Fort Morgan in this Fort Morgan Times... Read More

School Food Spotlight | Healthy Food Takes a Front Row Seat in Morgan County Schools

Times Are Changing and So Is School Food in Fort Morgan By Chef Sarah Kvichak, LiveWell School Food Initiative  “Offering scratch lunch is not only socially responsible, but enjoyable!” Current school meal preparation often looks a little like this: opening... Read More

School Food Spotlight: Chef Fernando Shares Highlights from the Field

School Food Initiative Chef Highlights Thompson & Salida Schools, Early Childcare Centers By Chef Fernando Cardona, LiveWell School Food Initiative “For us chefs who love to cook, we don’t just feed people; we like to say we’re in the business... Read More

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