A common impression of Colorado is one of outdoorsy healthiness for all. But those images are drawn against a stark dichotomy of the reality in less affluent, often black and brown communities statewide, where such basic wellness staples as healthy groceries or opportunities for physical activity can be scarce.

Consider these findings in the recently-released Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger:

– One in 10 Coloradans struggles to pay for food each day.

– One in 10 Colorado seniors is challenged to keep adequate food supplies on hand.

– One in six Colorado children doesn’t know where their next meal will come from.

LiveWell partners with Confluence Denver to present a six-part series on the barriers many Coloradans face in trying to live healthy lifestyles. Click here to read the first story in the series.