Healthy Kids

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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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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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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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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Farm to School Month: A Look at What Policy Makers Are Doing, and What They Could Be Doing, to Support Local Foods

Farm to School Month: A Look at What Policy Makers Are Doing, and What They Could Be Doing, to Support Local Foods October is National Farm to School Month, a celebration of food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Farm to school programs improve nutrition in schools by ensuring students …

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Farm to School Month Community Spotlight | San Luis Valley, Colorado

Committed to the Child at Heart: Years of community-led farm to school efforts come to fruition in the San Luis Valley Every October, communities across the country come together to celebrate the connections happening between children and local food for National Farm to School Month. As the Core Partner for the National Farm to School …

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