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Healthy Communities

LiveWell and its community partners are improving access to healthy food and physical activity and advancing health equity in Colorado. Learn about our efforts to build healthier communities, including our core community-based programs, Double Up Food Bucks and HEAL Cities & Towns.

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Healthy Schools

Children spend over half their waking hours and consume up to 50 percent of their calories at school. That’s why LiveWell works to ensure all Colorado kids get enough healthy food and physical activity at school. Learn about our School Food Initiative, Farm to School, and other efforts to create healthier schools.

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Policy

LiveWell Colorado works with local, state and national partners to advance a comprehensive policy agenda aimed at creating the sustainable systems-level change necessary to achieving our vision for health equity in our state. Learn about our policy work and how you can get involved and advocate for a healthier Colorado.

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Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food

Did you know that at least 13.6% of Colorado families face food insecurity? It’s hard to imagine in such a bountiful state, but the harsh reality is nearly half a million Coloradans rely on food assistance programs, making it a challenge to afford enough food—particularly fresh, healthy food—for the month. That’s why Double Up Food Bucks increases access to healthy, locally grown food for low-income Coloradans. Learn how Double Up Food Bucks is making a difference in the health of one resident, Fernando Ramirez in Saguache, CO.

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