Month: March 2014

Ideas to Keep Active Despite Colorado’s Wacky Spring Weather

The flowers are beginning to bloom. Warmer days are sprinkled in with the cold ones here in Colorado. Some may think keeping your family active may be increasingly difficult, but this is far from the case. The weather adds to the variety of activities we do from one day to the next.  First and foremost, we keep our …

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Our Next Steps for Building a Movement Behind Obesity

LiveWell Colorado (LWC) is currently immersed in an exciting and challenging transition period. Originally formed in 2009, the organization was charged with leading a convergence effort in Colorado to reduce obesity through healthy eating and active living lifestyles. The term convergence was not easily, nor clearly, measured at the time, and as a nonprofit organization, …

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National School Wellness Policies Tackle Food Advertising for Healthier Kids

The USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced proposed guidelines for school wellness policies. The policy includes new rules to ensure that unhealthy food marketing at school will not continue to undermine kids’ health. The new rules will ban unhealthy food marketing to children on school grounds, including scoreboards at athletic events; on vending …

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LiveWell Colorado and Partners Receive First IMPACT Grant from GSK

I am so proud that GSK, a global healthcare company, has awarded LiveWell Colorado and six partners its first IMPACT grant of $500,000 to improve healthy eating and physical activity opportunities for youth in Globeville Elyria-Swansea and Northeast Denver. Today, more than 100 local leaders and neighborhood residents met at Swansea Recreation Center in Denver …

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T.A.S.T.E

5 easy ways to get community support for healthy school meals – just remember to T.A.S.T.E.! T. Tell everyone by sharing your news! Are you testing a new salad dressing? Ordering new produce? Unveiling a new sauce? Telling everyone is easy with the sample newsletter article in your toolkit. A. Ask your visiting chef consultant to …

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