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Reflecting on the 2015 Colorado Health Symposium

By Shepard Nevel, President & CEO, LiveWell Colorado A few observations from last week’s energizing, informative Colorado Health Symposium, hosted annually by the Colorado Health Foundation and widely acknowledged as the state’s premier conference for health care and health policy... Read More

Upcoming LiveWell Moms Lunch and Learn “Making Healthy Changes at School”

LiveWell Colorado is excited to be teaming up with Colorado Action for Healthy Kids Parent Network for our LiveWell Moms Lunch and Learn “Making Healthy Changes at School” this Thursday, April 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the... Read More

LiveWell Colorado’s Plan to Expand Childhood Obesity Prevention Program Receives Finalist Honors

LiveWell Colorado is proud to announce that we are a finalist in The Social Impact Exchange 2011 Business Plan Competition to expand our Go, Slow, Whoa program from eight Colorado schools to 258.  LiveWell Colorado’s CFO Mary Ellen Williams will present the plan... Read More

Ideas for a Happy and Healthy Halloween

At LiveWell Colorado, we often promote the concept of “everything in moderation.” While that sentiment works most of the time, the surplus of candy and sweets around Halloween can be really scary. We believe the best way to moderate the sugar intake... Read More

New Report Released: Still Too Fat to Fight

Mission: Readiness, a nonprofit, nonpartisan national security organization of senior retired military leaders calling for smart investments in America's children, recently released a report entitled Still Too Fat to Fight. The report shows the impact of obesity on our country’s national... Read More

Join Our School Food Revolution

Last week, students from four Denver Public High Schools competed in our third annual EatWell@School Cooking Competition at the Culinary Labs at Johnson & Wales University. The competition was part of a unique nine-week after-school program that teaches students basic... Read More

Disney Takes a Stand!

Recently I came across an article that spoke about the Disney Network’s newest ambitions to combat childhood obesity.  Apparently Disney’s TV and radio stations have decided to pull the plug on helping to promote unhealthy foods and drinks to its... Read More

Smarten Up on Sugar Sweetened Beverages

Originally published on the WishFit blog on June 1, 2012 Yesterday, chatting with a mom at the bus stop, we got on the topic of healthy eating, nutrition, and how informed parents really are about what constitutes junk food. She... Read More

The F as in Fat Report: A Reaction

I’ll be the first to admit I’m an optimist. But I’m also a sleepless mom, worried about the future we’re borrowing from our kids. I read the stats in F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future, and the first... Read More

It’s Not Someone Else’s Problem

Sitting down to write this blog about childhood obesity, I had no idea what emotions I would feel. It has been almost seven years that I have kept off my weight loss of 154 pounds.  Keeping it off is significant,... Read More