Tag Archives: nutrition

Guest blog post: My experience with the Food Stamp Challenge

As a registered dietitian working in public health, food insecurity (lack of access to adequate food) is something that I talk about almost every day. Ironically, I have never actually put myself in the shoes of individuals who are dependent on supplemental food programs like SNAP/food stamps. When I was told about the Food Stamp […]

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Helping Linda and other older Coloradans access groceries, needed nutrition

One hundred and twenty dollars per month can be a life preserver for some Colorado seniors like Linda. The 63-year-old resident of Englewood, Colo., struggled to put healthy food on the table for months. A nutritious diet was essential for Linda’s health, but due to a fixed income and medical expenses, she could not afford […]

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New state tax credit to boost fresh-food donations

More Colorado families will gain additional access to healthy, local foods. Gov. Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Charitable Crop Donation Act on Friday, May 30, at Adobe House Farm in Durango, surrounded by ranchers, farmers, emergency food providers and community members. House Bill 14-1119 advanced from the House of Representatives and Senate, with widespread support under […]

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Q&A with “summer food” artist, Jalia

Jalia H., a 13-year-old from Aurora, recently won a poster contest that resulted in her artwork being displayed across the state via postcards, banners (like what’s in the photo), fliers, bus and movie theater ads, websites and more—all to promote a statewide program that connects Colorado kids and teens to free, nutritious meals during the […]

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Introducing the Full Pantries, Full Lives Leadership Institute

With nearly one in six Coloradans facing a time when there is not enough money to buy food, collaboration is key in connecting our neighbors—from children to seniors—with the fuel needed to lead better, healthier lives. The Full Pantries, Full Lives Leadership Institute, a first-of-its-kind endeavor in Colorado, launched in April 2014, with a goal […]

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Make a New Year’s resolution to help end hunger in Colorado

In tens of thousands of homes across the state, our neighbors are struggling to make ends meet. Parents are forced to choose between buying food and paying rent, or having to feed their children instead themselves. Too many children start the day hungry, struggling to focus in the classroom and learn. And, after a lifetime […]

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Hunger Through My Lens: Caroline’s Story

Hunger Through My Lens: Caroline’s Story

Watch Caroline share her story on YouTube, if you can’t view the video above. Transcript of Caroline’s speech: Hi, I’m Caroline Pooler. I’ve been an artist in Denver for 30 years, and consider this work with Hunger Free Colorado my most important to date. Hunger Through My Lens offers all of the participants a chance […]

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