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Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact Launched on Nov. 14

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and founding partners, including LiveWell Colorado, Centura Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center and Denver Public Health, Lutheran Hospital, the University of Colorado School of Medicine—Department of Pediatrics, Jefferson County... Read More

Awareness and Inspiration for World Diabetes Day

Friday, November 14 is World Diabetes Day, a day designed to unite the global diabetes community in advocacy and to create greater public awareness of the condition. For those like me, who live with diabetes every day, awareness never ends.... Read More

Thankful for the Opportunity to Turn Over a New Leaf

My husband and I usually host Thanksgiving. The cast is ever changing, because the babies keep coming and you never know who will be in town. After a Turkey Trot with friends, we share a feast and stories about gratitude.... Read More

Food Insecurity Drives Evaluation and Action Plan in Northwest Colorado

Famous for champagne powder and world-class summer recreation, Routt County in Northwest Colorado has gained a reputation as an affluent, fit community. Because of this, it may come as a surprise that accessing and affording healthy foods is an ongoing... Read More

A Week’s Worth of Easy Dinners for a Busy Family

Trying to figure out what to make for dinner at the last minute can be a headache. I totally understand as I work full time as a registered dietitian/nutritionist for the military, have two kids and blog several days a... Read More

A Happy, Healthy Halloween

A healthy Halloween? Can it even be attempted? Candy has become such an integral part of this American holiday that challenging the norm seems like a difficult endeavor. The National Confectioners Association even reports that it is expecting Americans to... Read More

Why Every Mom Should Cheer for Healthier School Lunches

I was that mom. You know the one. The mom who snubbed the plastic tray and refused to succumb to the whole grain corn dog. I committed to send a perfect balanced lunch in a trendy blue bento. It's okay... Read More

Answering to Ourselves {from the I Sparkle Spa series}

(Editors note: This post is part of the I Sparkle Spa series.) Every day we hold our spouses, children, co-workers, teachers, politicians and neighbors accountable. But how often do we hold ourselves accountable? For example, we tell our children to... Read More

School Food Plays a Key Role in Preventing Childhood Obesity

School districts around the state are taking steps to make sure Colorado’s students are getting the right kind of nutrition for successful learning, a critical focus given September is both National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the hectic back-to-school season.... Read More

How to Advocate for Healthy School Options

We were reluctant to purchase school lunch. We had packed our children’s lunch through preschool and were not sure if the school would take such care and offer the high quality we had prefer for our children. Like many parents... Read More