Healthy Food Access

Expansion of Double Up Food Bucks Colorado Supported by USDA Funding

Colorado’s Double Up Food Bucks program (Double Up) works! By providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants incentives at farmers markets and retailers in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout Colorado, it has supported thousands of low-income families in accessing more fresh fruits and vegetables, while supporting the economic strength of Colorado farmers and markets. …

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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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Long-time School Food Initiative Chef, Jessica Wright, Joins LiveWell Full-time

Long-time School Food Initiative Chef, Jessica Wright, Joins LiveWell Full-time She shares, in this blog, her ongoing commitment to helping Colorado schools provide healthy meals for students. I started with LiveWell Colorado as a Chef Consultant for the School Food Initiative (SFI) back in 2011. Although our model has shifted over the years, our focus …

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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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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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