School Food Initiative

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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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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Fuel Successful Learning | Give to LiveWell’s School Food Initiative

Dear LiveWell Supporter, Colorado children spend half their waking hours and consume up to 50 percent of their calories at school. For low-income students, the percentage is even higher. That’s why our School Food Initiative works to ensure Colorado kids get great tasting, nutritious meals in school. We are so proud to partner with amazing professionals like …

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Every Child Deserves Nourishing Food | Support the School Food Initiative today

Every Child Deserves Nourishing Food | Support the School Food Initiative today Did you know that around 20% of children face food insecurity in Colorado? It’s hard to imagine in such a bountiful state, but the harsh reality is nearly 1 in 5 Colorado kids don’t always know how or when they’ll get their next …

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School Food Spotlight: Healthy Partnerships for a Healthier School Year

The value of partnerships, marketing, and culinary support for school food success in East Grand and beyond By Rainey Wikstrom, Marketing Consultant, LiveWell School Food Initiative Give to the School Food Initiative As we jump headfirst into the 2017-2018 school year, it’s remarkable to witness organizations across the state coming together to strengthen the work …

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School Food Initiative Spotlight: Idalia RJ-3

A Small School Creates Big Healthy Change  Give to the School Food Initiative Editor’s note: This story was originally published in LiveWell Colorado’s 2016 Annual Report.  Idalia RJ-3 is one of the eight school districts in our School Food Initiative (SFI) 2016-2017 cohort. Located in the small farming and ranching community of Idalia in eastern …

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LiveWell in Action at Colorado School Nutrition Association Event

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative Chefs Stir Up Excitement at CSNA’s 2017 Conference in Denver LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) chef consultants were in action again at the Colorado School Nutrition Association’s (CSNA) annual summer conference held at the Colorado Convention Center on Tuesday, June 13. The SFI team had a strong presence throughout the conference. …

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LiveWell Colorado | Montrose Produce

LiveWell Community Spotlight | Montrose, CO

How One Small Community is Creating Big Change In the small western Colorado city of Montrose you’ll find one of the greatest examples of what can happen when residents, nonprofit and community organizations, schools, local businesses, farmers, and city officials join together in partnership toward the common goal of building a healthy community. In fact, …

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