From the First & Main Town Center to the 13 libraries that comprise the Pikes Peak Library District, the Bean Tube Experiment has swept through Colorado Springs and is now making its way to Fort Collins and Boulder. 

As part of the partnership between Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill and LiveWell Colorado, this initiative is bringing healthy living to the streets in a fun, creative and informative way. Five-foot tall tubes, filled with Garbanzo beans and carrying various wellness messages, have been strategically placed in popular destinations to encourage Coloradans to live healthier and more active lifestyles. 

If you haven’t yet come across one of these intriguing tubes, you’re in for a treat when you finally do. Each tube contains a QR code that links to more information about the bean tube experiment, living healthy and fresh Garbanzo deals. As a sneak peek, here is a picture of one of the tubes as well as a few of the witty – yet informative – messages:

  • Colorado’s obesity rate has jumped from 19% to 22%. If Coloradans jumped instead these stats would reduce.
  • Nutritionists teach people that trying to eat a rainbow of vegetables will lead to healthier living. Trying to eat an actual rainbow will only lead to disappointment. 
  • A tasty Mediterranean diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 70%. Talk about eating to your heart’s content.

I am thrilled that LiveWell Colorado has the opportunity to partner with Garbanzo on this exciting new initiative. This is a terrific example of the type of public-private partnership and collaboration necessary to reversing the devastating trends of our state’s growing obesity epidemic.