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New Castle – Building a Culture of Wellness

New Castle – Building a Culture of Wellness Healthy workplace policies and strategies are an essential tool to building interest in healthy living. New Castle is one municipality striving to build a culture of wellness across the town, beginning with... Read More

LIVEWELL COLORADO POLICY UPDATE MAY 2018

State The 2018 legislation session ended at midnight, Wednesday, May 9th with positive outcomes for LiveWell Colorado. With a few small exceptions, we were overwhelmingly successful having our positions prevail. Of course, much of this work was done with partners,... Read More

LiveWell Co-Authors Two Articles in American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Supporting Community-based Healthy Eating and Active Living Efforts in Sustaining Beyond the Funding Cycle By Rebecca D. Ochtera, Claire J. Siemer, Leslie T. Levine Colorado Healthy Eating and Active Living Cities and Towns Campaign By Cheryl Kelly, Julie George, Eliza... Read More

10 for 10: 10 LiveWell Campaigns and What We Learned from Them

10 LiveWell Campaigns and What We Learned from Them LiveWell’s 10th anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on our past, and to review and analyze our work to understand how we have evolved into the organization we are today. The... Read More

Voices of Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks is improving the lives of low-income Coloradans in big cities and small towns all over our state. We feature one story a month in our Voices of Double Up series, to bring you face to face... Read More

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