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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 on a school campus, where they consume up to 50 percent of their calories. 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 connects participants with the people, tools, and knowledge they need on-site, in their own kitchens, to maximize student potential through wholesome and nutritious school meals. Collectively, we can reinvent school lunch to make it the best and healthiest meal in town.

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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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