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LWC Revitalizes Recreation Centers Through Healthy Eating and Active Living Initiatives

LiveWell Colorado is the leading obesity prevention organization in the state of Colorado with a focus on expanding access to and education about healthy eating and active living for all Coloradans. In an effort to further its work, LiveWell Colorado... 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

Advocating for Physical Activity in Schools

This week Colorado’s House of Representatives passed House Bill 1069, a bipartisan measure requiring all public elementary schools to provide students with a minimum of 600 minutes of physical activity a month, or approximately 30 minutes per school day.  LiveWell Colorado... Read More

The Link Between Graffiti and Obesity Prevention

Place matters, and LiveWell Colorado’s goal is to inspire healthy eating and physical activity in the places where we live, work, learn and play. There is a significant correlation between the places where we spend our time ‚Äì our “built environment” ‚Äì... Read More

Make a Difference in Your Community During National Farm to School Month

When children learn about where their food comes from, they are more likely to try new healthy foods and make better food choices as they grow into adulthood. Farm to School programs not only improve the nutritional quality of meals... Read More

LiveWell Alamosa – Making the Most of LiveWell Colorado’s Day at the Capitol

LiveWell Colorado got a blast of recognition when we all – staff and communities –converged on the Capitol in Denver last Thursday. Our goal was to discuss healthy eating and active living with our local legislators in order to keep... Read More

The Colorado Health Report Card: Prevention Key to Fighting Obesity

Obesity clearly affects our waistlines, but it also affects our bottom lines. That is why focusing on and investing in prevention is so critical. The Colorado Health Foundation, one of our partners and funders, recently released its 2011 Colorado Health Report... Read More

New F as in Fat Report Shows Obesity Threatens Our Physical and Fiscal Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health just released a report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future, which warns that the number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs,... 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

The Colorado Health Report Card: Keeping Colorado Competitive

Improving the health of Coloradans, including preventing and reducing obesity, could lead to a more economically competitive Colorado. This is a message that comes through loud and clear in the newly released 2012 Colorado Health Report Card and its related supplement, Keeping Colorado... Read More