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Healthy Communities

    A Catalyst for Healthier Communities

    Barriers to health faced by low-income families are far too prevalent in our state. Thirty percent of Colorado communities lack healthy food retail options, and many don’t have safe sidewalks, parks, or recreational facilities. Together with our local partners, LiveWell is improving access to healthy food and physical activity, creating and sustaining healthy changes to public environments, and advancing health equity in communities across Colorado.

    Double Up Food Bucks Colorado

    Double Up Food Bucks Colorado helps increase access to fresh, Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. When recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) shop at participating farmers markets, they can now have their purchase matched with a voucher worth up to a $20 per visit to put toward Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables.

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    HEAL Cities & Towns

    The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign helps municipal leaders adopt policies that increase access to healthy food, active transportation, and healthy workplaces. Since 2013, the Campaign has expanded to more than 45 municipalities across Colorado.

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    Farm to School

    LiveWell Colorado is the statewide lead for the National Farm to School Network in Colorado.

    As the Colorado Core Partner for the National Farm to School Network, LiveWell Colorado supports farm to school and farm to early care and education efforts in Colorado while serving as a liaison for information, resources, needs, and opportunities from our state with the National Farm to School Network. Learn more about farm to school programs in our state and explore helpful resources from LiveWell and our partners, including research and publications, webinars, and the latest Farm to School content from the LiveWell blog.

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    Colorado Food Systems Hub

    The Colorado Food Systems Hub is a community resource designed to support healthy, resilient food systems across the state by providing relevant, reliable data—including enhanced mapping and reporting—in a collaborative environment that promotes peer-to-peer learning to increase impact and effect change.

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    Community Partnerships

    LiveWell’s community partnerships work seeks to create thriving, healthy communities by engaging residents, building local leadership and coalition capacity, and convening champions across the state to inform and be informed by a united network.

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