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5 easy ways to get community support for healthy school meals – just remember to T.A.S.T.E.! T. Tell everyone by sharing your news! Are you testing a new salad dressing? Ordering new produce? Unveiling a new sauce? Telling everyone is easy... Read More

Colorado High School Students Cook Up Healthy Change for School Lunch

Last week, students from three Denver Public High Schools competed in our fourth annual EatWell@School Cooking Competition at the Culinary Labs at Johnson & Wales University. We can’t wait to tell you who won! The competition was part of a... Read More

Serving Breakfast After the Bell in Schools Increases Focus, Attendance

More evidence is piling up in favor of serving healthier food, especially breakfast, to help Colorado students excel in school. The latest? A breakfast after the bell program in Jeffco Public Schools. School now begins in the cafeteria for Pennington Elementary in... Read More

Childhood Obesity in Colorado: Beyond the Headlines

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and this critical issue has been the focus of several recent studies and media coverage. In particular, there was a national study recently released that touts great strides in many states' childhood obesity... Read More

Walking the Talk: Colorado is the Most Active State in the Nation

During the Colorado Get Movin' Challenge, Coloradans embarked on a 30-day challenge to prove that Colorado is the biggest mover by getting active 30 minutes a day. On Aug. 1, we kicked off the challenge with Gov. John Hickenlooper to... Read More

A New Ingredient toward Healthy Food Access for All: The Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund

From the Eastern Plains to the Western Slope, many Coloradans in our state lack access to fresh, healthy, affordable food. These individuals may live in areas where there is a plethora of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores with menus and... Read More

More Chain Hotels Offering Healthy Breakfast?

As the technical assistance coordinator for LiveWell Colorado's 24 communities, I travel around the state to visit each of them every year. For the community visits in our rural communities, that means staying in a motel for at least one night.... Read More

Behind the Movement

I am excited to announce that LiveWell Colorado has launched the second phase of our statewide, multi-year social change campaign focused on promoting healthy behaviors among Coloradans. From trading soda for water to taking the stairs instead of the elevator,... Read More

The Governor’s New Health Agenda: Making Colorado the Healthiest State in the Nation

Earlier this week, LiveWell Colorado had the privilege of joining Governor Hickenlooper for the unveiling of the State of Health report, which outlines the state’s commitment to and action plan for making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. As... Read More

Support Smart Snacks in Schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently proposed updated nutrition standards for snacks and beverages sold in schools through vending machines, cafeteria à la carte lines, school stores and on-campus fundraisers. These proposed standards are now open to public comment... Read More