Advocacy

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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The 2018 Legislative Session has Arrived — with Additional Funding and a Brewing Battle over Transportation

The 2018 Legislative Session has Arrived — with Additional Funding and a Brewing Battle over Transportation As the 2018 legislative session gets underway, transportation funding is once again in the spotlight. Securing stable funding for Colorado’s sorely underfunded transportation system, and in particular, dedicated dollars for walk, bike, and transit infrastructure remain a top priority …

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Advocates Reach Out In Advance of Growing Season: Tilling the Soil for Double Up Food Bucks

Advocates Reach Out In Advance of Growing Season: Tilling the Soil for Double Up Food Bucks The 2018 growing season may not have officially begun—but for Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), a LiveWell program that offers financial incentives to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participants so they can buy more fresh fruits and vegetables—seeds are …

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10 Key State Policy Initiatives LiveWell has Supported in the Past 10 years

10 Key State Policy Initiatives LiveWell has Supported in the Past 10 years 1 –  2018 – Healthy Food Incentive Funding: LiveWell is working on a legislative initiative to obtain state funding for healthy food incentives for programs like Double Up Food Bucks and Fruit and Vegetable Prescriptions. State funding will provide stability and sustainability for programs …

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LiveWell Colorado Year in Review: 17 Highlights from 2017

LiveWell Colorado Year in Review: 17 Highlights from 2017 To say 2017 has been an eventful year would probably be a grand understatement. As an organization striving to increase access to healthy eating and active living by removing barriers that inequitably and disproportionately affect low-income communities and people of color, we at LiveWell, like all …

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Highlights from LiveWell’s 2017 HEAL Summit

Highlights from LiveWell’s 2017 HEAL Summit Everyone wants to live their best life and have the best health possible. But how do you really achieve that goal? How do entire communities create the conditions for all residents to be healthy? These are some of the many questions that over 150 participants convened to discuss on …

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Legislature Fails to Find Funding Fix for Roads

Legislature Fails to Find Funding Fix for Roads Colorado’s population is rapidly growing, our transportation system is rapidly becoming overcrowded, and alternative modes of transportation, like transit, walking, and biking, lack a permanent source of funding in the state government. Current road and highway infrastructure needs exceed $9 billion. However, the need for pedestrian, bike …

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What We Heard from You

What We Heard from You LiveWell’s 2017 Statewide Policy Listening Tour LiveWell Colorado’s policy team believes that public policy works best when it is informed by the public. As an organization dedicated to removing barriers to healthy eating and active living especially in low-income and communities of color, it is imperative that the policies we …

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Debate on the 2018 Farm Bill Has Begun. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Debate on the 2018 Farm Bill Has Begun. Here’s What You Need to Know. Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series on the Farm Bill and related federal agricultural and food access policy. To stay up to date and make your voice heard in Washington, sign up for our action alerts. In our …

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