Freshen-Up School Food Initiatives
Improving school food is a truly sustainable and effective way to offer improved access to healthy foods for Colorado’s children. Nearly 400,000 Colorado children participate in the national lunch program, with upwards of 40 percent qualifying for free or reduced lunch. LiveWell Colorado’s Freshen-Up School Food Initiative encompasses several programs that work with schools directly to train cafeteria workers to prepare fresh, made from scratch meals, and motivate and educate students about making healthy food choices.
For more information on the following programs go to: http://about.livewellcolorado.org/livewell-in-action/freshen-up-school-food-initiati/freshen-up-school-food-initiatives
School Culinary Training Programs: Training for school district nutrition staff to provide fresh, made from scratch meals
EatWell@School Initiatives: A cooking program and competition in partnership with Denver Public Schools
Go, Slow, Whoa: An elementary school program designed to educate kids and their families to make healthy food choices
Colorado School Food Operations: Reports and Programs about school food operations in Colorado.