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Healthy Schools

    Help provide healthy school meals to Colorado kids

    Nearly 1 in 5 Colorado kids (19%) don’t always know how or when they will get their next meal. Children spend half their waking hours and consume up to 50 percent of their calories at school. For low-income students, the percentage is even higher. That’s why LiveWell’s School Food Initiative helps ensure all Colorado kids get great-tasting, nutritious meals in school. Since 2010, the program has provided nearly 600,000 Colorado students in nearly 100 districts with healthier school meals—but we can’t do it alone. Your support is needed to help Colorado kids grow up healthy and strong.

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    LiveWell's School Food Initiative

    LiveWell’s School Food Initiative partners with food service directors and their staff to serve up freshly prepared meals that taste good and are good for students too. We do this by providing workshops and training, on-site chef support, strategic and culinary action planning, and operations and marketing technical assistance. It’s our mission to make sure every child in Colorado eats well, lives well, and stays well. We invite you to join the movement to put fresh ingredients and fun cooking back on the line!

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    Other Efforts in Schools

    Farm to School

    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.

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    Physical Activity in Schools

    Did you know? Colorado is one of only four states with no PE requirement. And our kids rank a mediocre 24th in the nation for their level of physical activity. Learn more about LiveWell’s policy work and our advocacy campaign for kids’ physical activity: No More 24.

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    Colorado Safe Routes to School

    The SRTS State Network is a network of individuals, agencies and organizations throughout the state that are working to maximize and promote opportunities for children to safely walk and bike to and from school.

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