Month: June 2016

LiveWell Voices | Insights from the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

LiveWell Voices: Insights from the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference The 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference was held June 2-4 in Madison, WI. This year’s highlights included an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, presenters, and learning opportunities. The event was attended by more than 1,000 individuals engaged in the farm to cafeteria movement, …

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Getting Summer Meals to Students

Many families across Colorado face nutrition shortfalls especially in the summer when school meal programs aren’t available. To address this gap, organizations across the state are launching coordinated efforts to bring free summer meals to Colorado kids, but they need your help to do it. Many of the community-based sites, which include churches, schools, and …

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LiveWell Colorado’s Statement on the Shooting in Orlando

Like so many others, we were saddened and horrified at the news from Orlando where an LGBTQ nightclub was attacked, on Latin night, by a lone gunman. As we continue to develop our efforts to eliminate health disparities among all Coloradans and work to remove barriers to healthy lifestyles, we recognize that for Colorado’s diverse …

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Double Up Food Bucks Colorado Will Benefit Low-Income Families, Farmers

USDA Awards Major Grant Benefiting Low-Income Families, Farmers Double Up Food Bucks Colorado is a win for Colorado’s low-income families, agricultural community and economy A statewide partnership led by LiveWell Colorado, Colorado Department of Human Services, the Colorado Farmers Market Association, Cooking Matters-Colorado, and Boulder County Public Health has just been awarded a U.S. Department …

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HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign | Transforming a City Towards Health

Perspectives from City Manager of Commerce City, Brian McBroom Building a community of health takes considerable time, significant investment and thoughtful dedication, which is exactly what has happened in Commerce City. It just became the first municipality to reach the Elite level of the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign. We sat down with City Manager …

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