Month: September 2016

Coloradans Coming Together to Say No More 24

Coloradans Coming Together to Say “No More 24” By Sarah Kurz, Vice President of Policy & Communications, LiveWell Colorado  Colorado has the lowest adult obesity rate in the nation[1] according to a recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. But while Colorado as a whole is fairly healthy, the story is starkly different for Colorado kids. …

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Standing Up for a Healthy School Environment: Soda in Schools

Standing Up for a Healthy School Environment By Leslie Levine, MPH, LiveWell Colorado Technical Assistance and Research Manager Today’s obesity crisis is a complex issue that cannot be solved overnight and requires a multi-pronged approach. One of those approaches is to look at our schools as health-promoting environments. For the past seven years, Colorado has …

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Farm to School Month

Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October By Charles Severance-Medaris, Policy & Communications Coordinator, LiveWell Colorado “That’s a zucchini,” remarked a third-grade girl while grabbing for the basket of fruits and veggies waiting for her as she sat down for lunch. Picking up the oblong veggie, she winced, “No wait, this one is a cucumber, that one …

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Conversations with Experienced Backbone Leaders: LiveWell Colorado’s Gabriel Guillaume

*Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Collective Impact Forum’s blog by Hollie Marston.  We hope you’re enjoying our conversations with experienced backbone leaders. In this installment, we had the pleasure of sitting down recently with Gabriel Guillaume, Executive Vice President of Local Initiatives and Strategy at LiveWell Colorado. LiveWell Colorado, launched in 2008, is a nonprofit …

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HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign | Why Your City Needs a HEAL Committee

Why Your City Needs a HEAL Committee As the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign has matured over the past three years, LiveWell Colorado has learned how some cities are able to use the Campaign to move HEAL policies and the implementation of given policies forward for their community. One of the key findings we have …

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LiveWell School Food Initiative: Thompson School District Trainings

LiveWell School Food Initiative: Thompson School District Trainings By Janessa Nelsen, Program Coordinator, LiveWell School Food Initiative Thompson School District – the 17th largest district in Colorado with over 16,000 students enrolled – held a two-day training on August 15 and 16 to kick off its partnership with the LiveWell School Food Initiative. Day one provided …

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LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge Winners

LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge Winners LiveWell Colorado is thrilled to announce four student filmmaker award winners in the LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge, a new statewide competition for short films on the importance of ensuring access to healthy eating and activing living. The focus of the competition was on the barriers that too many Coloradans face …

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