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Jefferson County Public Schools’ Employee Wellness Program Inspiring Healthy Changes

This school year, Wellness Connections, the Jefferson County Public Schools’ employee wellness program, created customized fitness programs, called “Flourish with Fitness,” for various job types including: bus drivers, food service workers, custodial services, administrative staff and educators. These fitness programs (available... Read More

Easy Health-Minded Holiday Gifts

My husband and I have been making homemade holiday gifts for more than 10 years, and my two daughters, ages 8 and 4, have joined along the way. Every year, there’s always something that catches our eye as a unique... Read More

Celebrate Health This Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving day in my house was one of warmth, generosity, love and noise. I am the third of ten children, so pretty much every day was loud and filled with activity, but my parents always made holidays stand out for us.... Read More

EatWell@School Cooking Competition Winner Announced

Chicken shish kebabs. Homemade hummus. Orange mélange. The recipes and cooking expertise displayed at Friday night’s EatWell@School Cooking Competition looked like an episode of Iron Chef. The skillets were hot, the competition was fierce, and, at the end of the... Read More

Gratitude: Good for Your Health

I started this little thing I do every November where each day I note something that I am thankful for. Usually, I note things like friends, family, kids, etc. But early on this month, I noted that I am thankful... Read More

5 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Though Thanksgiving may feel like the beginning of a holiday season filled with too much food and inevitable weight gain, it doesn’t have to be! Follow these five tips to increase your enjoyment of the day and minimize food coma... Read More

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