Sometimes all it takes is a taste test to change the eating habits of a picky child, or open their mind to a new food or new way to prepare an old one.
LiveWell's Northwest Colorado Food Coalition brings lasting change to the local food landscape
At LIFT-UP of Routt County’s food bank on Curve Court, emphasis is placed on healthy eating for the customers, fresh produce from local farmers is welcomed and a new policy bans cakes, cookies and candy from the shelves.
How many times have you heard it said that eating out costs too much? Most of the time, we are referring to money, but there are also nutritional and time costs to eating out.
Series of small LiveWell grants lead to large, lasting improvements in Oak Creek
Initiated in 2009 as a way to disperse the funds of the state’s LiveWell organization locally, LiveWell Northwest Colorado quickly got behind a number of programs to support healthy eating and active lifestyles, including several in Oak Creek
When it comes to eating the recommended nine to 11 servings (4.5 to 5.5 cups) of fruits and vegetables each day, Routt County is way behind, according to data collected by LiveWell Northwest Colorado.
As part of a Routt County Food Assessment report, members of the Northwest Colorado Food Coalition compared common food item costs for a family of four in Routt County with the rest of the U.S. We found that it costs about 34 percent more to buy groceries in Routt County.
It has been a perfectly good day and then someone asks the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?" You want to serve a healthy evening meal, but you are tired, hungry and already anticipating post-dinner activities (e.g., sports, homework).
Enjoy a GO (green light) holiday season this year. How? Choose one behavior change that allows you to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but lunch comes in as a close second. Recent national surveys show that only a third of American workers say that they take a lunch break. Sixty-five percent of those that do take a lunch break eat at their desk. Eating a well-balanced GO lunch helps you to be more alert and increases productivity.
October brings to mind so many images, colors and feelings. Changing leaves, cooler nights, ski passes, preparation for snowy days, colorful hikes, Halloween, pumpkins, amber sunsets, the 5-2-1-0 October challenge. What is the October challenge you ask?
Have you wondered or possibly been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes? Or are you just looking for some help to get healthy?
Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day.
Should I use butter? Eat only lean meat? Add olive oil to veggies? There is so much information about making healthy food choices that it can be overwhelming.
Ants on a log, frozen grapes, jicama soaked in lime juice — is your mouth watering? These are just a few examples of healthy snack choices that can provide you with the nutrients you need to maintain optimum focus and energy throughout the day.
What better way to add more veggies into your daily meals than by eating ones that you have grown? Gardening is an active hobby that can help instill lifelong healthy eating habits.