Month: February 2018

Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act (Senate Bill 18-013)

The Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act (Senate Bill 18-013), by Senators Rhonda Fields (D, Aurora) and Bob Gardner (R, Colorado Springs) and Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet (D, Commerce City) is a bill LiveWell’s policy team has been advocating for since last fall. The bill will increase state funding to cover the $0.40 that …

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LiveWell Colorado and Confluence Denver Explore Key Challenges and Solutions to Healthy Living in Colorado

A common impression of Colorado is one of outdoorsy healthiness for all. But those images are drawn against a stark dichotomy of the reality in less affluent, often black and brown communities statewide, where such basic wellness staples as healthy groceries or opportunities for physical activity can be scarce. Consider these findings in the recently-released …

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10 for 10! Ten Ways LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) is Helping Schools Help Students Eat Healthier

Since its inception in 2008, LiveWell has worked closely with hundreds of partners in every region of the state. Through these collaborative efforts, a tremendous amount has been learned; LiveWell’s mission has evolved from building public awareness for the value of healthy lifestyles to a focus on removing the barriers that prevent access to healthy …

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East Grand School District Rolls Out New Salad Bars in Elementary Schools

Do you know that when students eat better, they do better in school, too? The administrators and school food professionals in East Grand School District, a participant in LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) 2016 cohort, know that by offering salad bars in their schools, they’re making the healthy choice the easy choice for students. Watch …

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LiveWell Hires Vice President of Strategy & Impact

LiveWell Colorado is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Armijo as Vice President of Strategy & Impact. The position prioritizes the alignment of LiveWell’s programming, policy, and promotional strategies to address critical barriers to health equity as identified by data and community partners throughout Colorado. The position will build upon LiveWell’s existing efforts around …

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