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Happy Holidays from Nourish Colorado to all of you! And seriously, Happy New Year!!

The Election Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock – and given this year that would be totally acceptable behavior – you already know that we’ve been enduring the Presidential election that will not end. Monday, December 14th, however, the electors, in anti-climactic, not made for television viewing, cast their votes and Joe Biden and …

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Fresh Faces and Fresh Food: LiveWell Chaffee County’s Farm to School Collaborative

The farm to school movement has been building momentum throughout the country, as schools and communities look for innovative ways to get kids eating healthier. One of our community coalitions, LiveWell Chaffee County, has gained increased recognition for building a highly successful farm to school program that can now be used as a model for …

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Obesity and Military Service: Reflections on a recent report by Mission: Readiness

By Karen Moldovan, Policy Director at LiveWell Colorado Retired military personnel might seem unlikely public health proponents, but many who have served our country recognize the importance of being physically prepared to enlist. I recently had the opportunity to attend a press conference in Colorado Springs regarding the role of obesity in medical disqualification from …

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Reflecting on the 2015 Colorado Health Symposium

By Shepard Nevel, President & CEO, LiveWell Colorado A few observations from last week’s energizing, informative Colorado Health Symposium, hosted annually by the Colorado Health Foundation and widely acknowledged as the state’s premier conference for health care and health policy leaders. The theme this year was “making connections” (connecting systems to health outcomes, connecting communities …

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LiveWell Colorado Springs Project Receives BUILD Health Grant

Our partners in Colorado Springs recently received a $75,000 grant from the BUILD Health Challenge, a national awards program. The grant recipient is Project ACCESS, a collaboration between LiveWell Colorado Springs, YMCA of Pikes Peak Region, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, El Paso County Public Health, Colorado Community Center Collaborative, Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) Initiative, Community …

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Colorado Municipal League Conference Wrap-Up

LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign participated in the Colorado Municipal League (CML) 93rd annual conference in Breckenridge this month. The conference was a great way to showcase the success of HEAL Cities & Towns, reconnect with existing members of the Campaign, and recruit new municipalities to join. To kick off the conference, the …

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Equality in Sports

The benefits of sports are well-known: In addition to having fun and getting fit, kids learn commitment, respect for others, stress management skills, and how to set and meet goals. Athletics have long provided valuable socio-cultural learning experiences for men and boys, but calls for equal treatment of women and girls in sports are a …

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The Importance of Equality in Sports for Women and Girls

The benefits of sports are well-known: In addition to having fun and getting fit, kids learn commitment, respect for others, stress management skills, and how to set and meet goals. Athletics have long provided valuable socio-cultural learning experiences for men and boys, but calls for equal treatment of women and girls in sports are a …

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