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LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Value your lunch

Nutrition and price add up to the real cost of fast food.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: How affordable is it to eat healthy in Routt County?

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.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: GO dinners for those on the go

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).

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Make your lunch a GO!

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.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: 5-2-1-0 October challenge

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?

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Eat a 'GO' breakfast

Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Go, Slow, Whoa

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.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: The art of healthy snacking

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.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Plant it, grow it, eat it, share it

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.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Get out and play in May

The skis and snowshoes are put away for another year, our trails and parks are drying up and I am ready for spring outdoor play.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Key to choosing healthier foods is reading the labels

One of the easiest tools that can be used to ensure a healthier diet is the Nutrition Facts label found on every product.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Healthy hydration for high performance

There's Olympic fever in the Yampa Valley, so I asked a former Olympian, Caroline Lalive Carmichael, about how important drinking water was to her success.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Get up, and engage your brain

It is common knowledge that for substantial health benefits we need to be physically active. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is recommended that adults should engage in at least 2 1/2 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity per week.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Take control of TV and other screen time

LiveWell Northwest Colorado challenged the county to 5210 in October. The “2” component reminds us to engage in two hours or less of recreational screen time each day.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables during wintertime

Enjoying the fall harvest of fruits and vegetables is one of the reasons for celebrating Thanksgiving — the fruits and vegetables are fresh, low cost and delicious.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Aim for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables

LiveWell Northwest Colorado introduced the Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 campaign to the community last year. The “5” component of the 5-2-1-0 message reminds us to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Becoming the healthiest county in the state

It is time to create a culture shift where the healthy choice is the easy choice in our community. Be part of the solution; help us make Routt County the healthiest county in the state.


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