Month: August 2017

School Food Initiative Spotlight: Idalia RJ-3

A Small School Creates Big Healthy Change  Give to the School Food Initiative Editor’s note: This story was originally published in LiveWell Colorado’s 2016 Annual Report.  Idalia RJ-3 is one of the eight school districts in our School Food Initiative (SFI) 2016-2017 cohort. Located in the small farming and ranching community of Idalia in eastern …

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September Policy Digest: Examining “Lunch Shaming” in Colorado Schools, Upcoming Events & More

This Month: An In-depth Look at “Lunch Shaming” | Save the Date for LiveWell’s 2017 HEAL Summit | National Farm to School Update In Depth: Lunch Shaming Recently throughout the country an archaic policy has entered the forefront of the education and food systems lexicon riding a wave of concern and anger. This policy goes by …

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The Proof is in the Produce! New CO4F Results Point Toward Success

The Proof is in the Produce! New CO4F Results Point Toward Success Since its inception, the Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (CO4F) has financed 23 fresh food retailers in both urban and rural communities throughout Colorado. CO4F was established in 2013 to help increase access to healthy foods by providing favorable financing for grocers and …

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Meet “Gangsta Gardener” Ron Finley, LiveWell’s 2017 Engage in the Change Keynote Speaker

Join us October 10 for an inspiring luncheon featuring one of L.A.’s most widely known food justice activists Armed with a shovel, some soil and seeds, Ron Finley has come to be known as the “Gangsta Gardener” and his unexpected tactics have made him one of L.A.’s most widely known “artivists.” Frustrated by his community’s …

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards $16.8 Million to help SNAP Participants Purchase Healthy Food

Colorado Receives $450,000 through LiveWell’s Double Up Food Bucks program Help us reach even more Coloradans by contributing to Double Up Food Bucks The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the award of $16.8 million in Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants nationwide to encourage SNAP recipients to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. As …

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Carbondale Achieves Elite Status in LiveWell’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign

Carbondale Awarded LiveWell Colorado’s Highest Recognition for Building a Healthy Community LiveWell Colorado is proud to award Elite Status to the Town of Carbondale for its commitment to building a healthy community. The city achieves this milestone recognition from LiveWell’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign for advancing healthy eating and active living (HEAL) policies that …

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Windsor Commits to Building a Healthy Community

The Town of Windsor Joins LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Editor’s note: This was originally released by the Town of Windsor. The Town of Windsor Town Board voted unanimously in favor of participating in the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Campaign on Monday, July 10. A partnership between the Colorado Municipal League, LiveWell Colorado and Kaiser Permanente, the HEAL Cities …

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Q & A with LiveWell’s Partnership Engagement Manager

Leslie Levine Talks About Her Role as a Resource and “Connector” for LiveWell and its Community Partners Leslie Levine has been working for LiveWell Colorado for 10 years, since the organization began as a program housed in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In her current role as partnership engagement manager, Leslie serves …

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LiveWell’s Double Up Food Bucks Program Launches at Denver Corner Stores

LiveWell’s Double Up Food Bucks Program Launches at Denver Corner Stores A Unique Partnership is Addressing Food Insecurity in the Denver Metro Area When you walk through the door of Family Asia Market on East Colfax in Denver, one of the first things you might see is a big smile from owner Halen Lwin (pictured …

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August Policy Digest

August Policy Digest  State Policy Update SRTS Research Update Earlier this summer, LiveWell Colorado’s policy department sent a survey to many of our partner groups and community organizations concerning Safe Routes to School (SRTS) to learn more about community perception of the program and how LiveWell might better help our constituents utilize it. SRTS is …

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