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Childhood Obesity in Colorado: Beyond the Headlines

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and this critical issue has been the focus of several recent studies and media coverage. In particular, there was a national study recently released that touts great strides in many states' childhood obesity rates, while Colorado stood out as one of few showing an increase. How could this …

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Walking the Talk: Colorado is the Most Active State in the Nation

During the Colorado Get Movin' Challenge, Coloradans embarked on a 30-day challenge to prove that Colorado is the biggest mover by getting active 30 minutes a day. On Aug. 1, we kicked off the challenge with Gov. John Hickenlooper to "make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation." So how did our state do? More …

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A New Ingredient toward Healthy Food Access for All: The Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund

From the Eastern Plains to the Western Slope, many Coloradans in our state lack access to fresh, healthy, affordable food. These individuals may live in areas where there is a plethora of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores with menus and shelves void of fruits and vegetables. And, the closest grocery store is too far away …

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The Governor’s New Health Agenda: Making Colorado the Healthiest State in the Nation

Earlier this week, LiveWell Colorado had the privilege of joining Governor Hickenlooper for the unveiling of the State of Health report, which outlines the state’s commitment to and action plan for making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. As Governor Hickenlooper states, “Achieving this goal is not an easy task, but it’s one we …

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