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  • LiveWell Wheat Ridge

     

    Wheat Ridge is a suburban community with both an interesting past and an exciting future. Until the 1960’s, the city’s identity was primarily defined by mid- to large-scale agricultural production. Glimpses into the city’s past can still be found; however, Wheat Ridge has experienced substantial population growth and development during the last 40 years. The city currently has a population of approximately 31,000 residents.

    Since its inception in 2005, LiveWell Wheat Ridge (LWWR) strives to apply science and evidence-based practices to implement sustainable programs, policies and environmental enhancements to support healthy eating and active living that reduce the impact of adult and childhood obesity in Wheat Ridge. Using a coalition approach made up of residents, agencies, school partners, elected officials, representatives from the business sector and the health care system, LiveWell Wheat Ridge supports community-based strategies to create healthier environments for sectors of our community most impacted by poor health.

    Jefferson County Public Health serves as the fiscal agent for LiveWell Wheat Ridge. LiveWell Wheat Ridge View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. is a LiveWell Colorado View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. community.

    Strategies

    Since 2005, LiveWell Wheat Ridge has been working to create a multi-sector network of residents, partners and agencies committed to organizational and public policies to reduce and prevent obesity in Wheat Ridge. Partners across the community have made significant strides to implement evidence-informed practices at the population level to support healthy communities.

    To increase physical activity, the coalition:

    • Advocates for funding allocation and policy adoption to create safe walkable and bikeable environments
    • Educates policy-makers and stakeholders on the importance of active transportation
    • Conducts development plan reviews to support healthy community design
    • Supports local schools to implement Safe Routes to School strategies

     

    Active Community Environments (ACE) Task Force

    • Walk to School day is one of the many examples of community activity that LiveWell Wheat Ridge supports.

     

    Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Task Force

    • Wheat Ridge front yard vegetable garden in Applewood

     

    To increase access to healthy food, the coalition:

    • Advocates for policy implementation and funding allocation to support local food systems
    • Supports the successful implementation of school gardens
    • Supports the successful implementation of the Summer Feeding Program
    • Supports Jeffco Public School Healthy School Program with the adoption of school wellness policies

     

    Collaboration

    LWWR efforts are supported and informed through the successful partnerships with the following entities:

    • Wheat Ridge residents
    • The City of Wheat Ridge (Community Development, Public Works, Parks and Recreation and Economic Development)
    • Jefferson County Public Health (Health Promotion, Environmental Health and Nutritional Services)
    • Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
    • 38th Avenue Leadership Committee
    • Family Tree, Inc.
    • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
    • Jefferson County Public Schools
    • Wheat Ridge Police Department
    • CSU Cooperative Extension
    • Seniors’ Resource Center
    • WR Cyclery
    • Jefferson Conservation District
    • Highlands West and South
    • Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center
    • Wheat Ridge Regional Center
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Denver Urban Garden
    • Groundworks Denver
    • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

     

    LiveWell Wheat Ridge also partners with coalition members to co-facilitate the Wheat Ridge Worksite Wellness Peer Network.

    Resources

    LiveWell Wheat Ridge has been an active participant on several of the city’s planning efforts, including those listed below. Involvement has included project funding, provision of comments on draft documents and mobilization or advocacy for the successful incorporation of health principles in the Envision Wheat Ridge Comprehensive Plan and the successful adoption of Mixed Use and the Wheat Ridge Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We are recruiting community members to join our coalition to implement policies and projects that improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables and create community environments.

    Contact Information

    Rachel Grace Hultin
    LiveWell Wheat Ridge Transition Coordinator
    Cell: (303) 667-0609
    Email: LiveWellWheatRidge@gmail.com 

     

     

     

    Last Updated: 10-15-2013