Month: August 2015

Fresh Faces and Fresh Food: LiveWell Chaffee County’s Farm to School Collaborative

The farm to school movement has been building momentum throughout the country, as schools and communities look for innovative ways to get kids eating healthier. One of our community coalitions, LiveWell Chaffee County, has gained increased recognition for building a highly successful farm to school program that can now be used as a model for …

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Obesity and Military Service: Reflections on a recent report by Mission: Readiness

By Karen Moldovan, Policy Director at LiveWell Colorado Retired military personnel might seem unlikely public health proponents, but many who have served our country recognize the importance of being physically prepared to enlist. I recently had the opportunity to attend a press conference in Colorado Springs regarding the role of obesity in medical disqualification from …

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Reflecting on the 2015 Colorado Health Symposium

By Shepard Nevel, President & CEO, LiveWell Colorado A few observations from last week’s energizing, informative Colorado Health Symposium, hosted annually by the Colorado Health Foundation and widely acknowledged as the state’s premier conference for health care and health policy leaders. The theme this year was “making connections” (connecting systems to health outcomes, connecting communities …

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