Month: November 2016

Double Up Food Bucks Partner Spotlight: First Southwest Bank & Where Food Comes From

As temperatures begin to drop and fall fades into winter, another farmers’ market season has come to a close for much of Colorado. It was an especially fruitful season for the producers, markets, and low-income clients who participated in Double Up Food Bucks Colorado, a program led by LiveWell Colorado that increases access to Colorado-grown …

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School Food Initiative Spotlight: East Grand School District

School Food Initiative Spotlight: East Grand School District By Chef Chris Hazle East Grand School District is up to big things these days. With enrollment numbers rising, so are the demands on the Food & Nutrition Service Department to provide nourishing and healthful meals to the growing student population.  Fortunately, two years ago, the department was …

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LiveWell Shares Lessons Learned at American Public Health Association’s 2016 Conference in Denver

LiveWell Shares Lessons Learned at American Public Health Association’s 2016 Conference in Denver The American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo was held October 29 through November 2 in Denver. The event brought together more than 12,000 public health professionals from across the U.S. and around the world to network, learn and share experiences. LiveWell …

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School Lunch as a Teaching Tool

School Lunch as a Teaching Tool Promoting your salad bar through fun events and more By Chef Dina Paz LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) believes that school lunch deserves more than a heat-and-serve buffet. Move over chicken nuggets! Because we know education doesn’t stop at the front doors of the cafeteria, the SFI places great …

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Making the ‘Healthy Choice the Easy Choice’ Isn’t Always Easy

Making the ‘Healthy Choice the Easy Choice’ Isn’t Always Easy  Tackling access & inequity in a complex food environment By Wendy Peters Moschetti, Director of Food Systems, LiveWell Colorado We believe access to nutritious food is a basic human right here at LiveWell Colorado, which is why we aim to help create fair, equitable, health-promoting …

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The Mouth Isn’t Separate from the Body: Why Dental Health Matters

The Mouth Isn’t Separate from the Body: Why Dental Health Matters By Leslie Levine, Technical Assistance & Research Manager, LiveWell Colorado At its annual Engage in the Change luncheon on October 5, LiveWell celebrated the achievements of Delta Dental of Colorado CEO Kate Paul. As organizations dedicated to oral health and, by extension, healthy eating, …

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