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The 2018 Legislative Session has Arrived — with Additional Funding and a Brewing Battle over Transportation

The 2018 Legislative Session has Arrived — with Additional Funding and a Brewing Battle over Transportation As the 2018 legislative session gets underway, transportation funding is once again in the spotlight. Securing stable funding for Colorado’s sorely underfunded transportation system,... Read More

Long-time School Food Initiative Chef, Jessica Wright, Joins LiveWell Full-time

Long-time School Food Initiative Chef, Jessica Wright, Joins LiveWell Full-time She shares, in this blog, her ongoing commitment to helping Colorado schools provide healthy meals for students. I started with LiveWell Colorado as a Chef Consultant for the School Food... Read More

Advocates Reach Out In Advance of Growing Season: Tilling the Soil for Double Up Food Bucks

Advocates Reach Out In Advance of Growing Season: Tilling the Soil for Double Up Food Bucks The 2018 growing season may not have officially begun—but for Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), a LiveWell program that offers financial incentives to SNAP... Read More

10 Key State Policy Initiatives LiveWell has Supported in the Past 10 years

10 Key State Policy Initiatives LiveWell has Supported in the Past 10 years 1 –  2018 – Healthy Food Incentive Funding: LiveWell is working on a legislative initiative to obtain state funding for healthy food incentives for programs like Double Up Food... Read More

Fresh Food via a Mobile Market

Fresh Food via a Mobile Market In the fall of 2016, the City of Arvada was awarded a mini-grant through the LiveWell Colorado HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign to complete a food assessment to demonstrate a variety of gaps in... Read More

2017 Year in Review: Q&A with LiveWell’s President & CEO

Looking Back on 2017: 5 Questions with Gabriel Guillaume, President & CEO of LiveWell Colorado Toward the end of 2016, Gabriel Guillaume, who has been with LiveWell Colorado since 2010, took the helm as the organization’s President and CEO. We recently sat... Read More

Lessons from LiveWell’s 2017 HEAL Summit: Lafayette Youth Panel

Mobilizing Community to Win a Healthy Kids’ Meals Campaign Youth leaders can successfully affect policy change. That’s what a group of middle and high schoolers from Lafayette, CO demonstrated to attendees at LiveWell’s 2017 HEAL Summit. Their incredible leadership was... Read More

October 2017 Policy Digest

October 2017 Policy Digest You’re Invited! Let us know what barriers to healthy eating and active living exist in your community! Public policy is best when it is informed, by you guessed it, the public! As we start to form... Read More

Adulting

No more Ramen for this college student! #Adulting By Nishann Miller, Sr. CSU Agricultural Business Student #Adulting is the social media hashtag used primarily by younger generations to talk about their ability to complete adult-like tasks, often for the first time... 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