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Expansion of Double Up Food Bucks Colorado Supported by USDA Funding

Colorado’s Double Up Food Bucks program (Double Up) works! By providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants incentives at farmers markets and retailers in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout Colorado, it has supported thousands of low-income families in accessing... Read More

My Trip to the Farmers Market on Saturday, July 14th, 2018

By Tamara Orndoff Jefferson County Community Food Advocate––Summer 2018 I had a meeting with a journalist this morning at 9 am. I am a Community Food Advocate with LiveWell Colorado’s Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up), so they contacted me... Read More

10 for 10: 10 Different Donors, 10 Different Reasons Why

LiveWell’s 10th anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on our past, look forward to our future and share our gratitude for the wide variety of individuals and organizations that have made LiveWell’s work possible over the past decade. As our... Read More

The Struggle to Feed My Family

Opinion – by Laura Molina I am a single mother of three kids – 8, 10, and 12 years old – and have lived in Denver for 21 years. Up until five years ago, I struggled to find affordable ways... Read More

A Little Marketing Goes a Long Way to Improve School Food

By Rainey Wikstrom Food & Nutrition Service Departments across the nation are faced with increasing competition for student dollars. Some heavy contenders? Off campus eateries & convenience stores and unhealthy snacks brought from home. In addition to the often complex... Read More

LiveWell Colorado Launches Internship Program Prioritizing First-Generation Students

LiveWell Colorado Launches Internship Program Prioritizing First-Generation Students Overview of the Internship Program We will achieve our goals by providing interns an opportunity to build their skills and competencies and through an initiative, program, and/or project. This year we will... Read More

HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign: Creating a Culture of Wellness in Municipal Worksites

Technical Assistance Application Guidelines June 2018   Due Date: Tuesday, July 3, 5:00 p.m. Timeline (some dates subject to change): RFP Awarded: Friday, July 13, 2018 Technical Assistance Initiated: July 2018 Technical Assistance Completed: No later than October 31, 2018  ... Read More

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


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