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  1. Take a look at what’s going on in your community.
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    Video highlights future Lawrence Loop

    Are you a Looper? LiveWell Lawrence and partners continue to advocate for finishing a 20+ mile loop trail around Lawrence everyone could enjoy. Read on...
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    City of Lawrence supports grant applications for Safe Routes, Lawrence Loop

    The City of Lawrence is supporting two Kansas Department of Transportation Alternative Transportation grant applications involving Safe Routes to School and the Lawrence Loop. Read on...
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    City announces 2016 Common Ground program sites

    The City of Lawrence has made new sites available for community members to use for food production during the 2016 growing season. Read on...
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    Dinner fundraiser set for Sunrise Project

    From field to table, women play a crucial role in feeding our community. Read on...
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    638,157 pounds of food rescued in 2015

    About 638,157 pounds of food was rescued locally in 2015! Read on...
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    2015 Market Match results for Lawrence

    Market Match is fully funded for the upcoming season, allowing the program to stay at the current markets, while growing to additional community farmers markets. Read on...
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    Locally sourced: Fuel up on foods with bright colors, fresh ingredients

    If we know rest + fuel = energy, then why do we have such a difficult time choosing the right foods that make up the fuel? Read on...
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    LiveWell, Food Policy Council Collaborate on Food System Assessment

    LiveWell Lawrence will collaborate with the Douglas County Food Policy Council early next year on co-funding a new community food system assessment. Read on...
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    Eudora Middle School starts Read and Ride program

    Eudora Middle School recently started a Read and Ride program through a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation and funding from the Eudora Schools Foundation. Read on...
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    Parks and Rec awarded grant for OrganWise Guys program

    The City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department recently was awarded a BlueCHIP Award from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association. Read on...
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    Food bars added to St. John Catholic School

    St. John Catholic School recently added food bars to its cafeteria through a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation. Read on...
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    Farm to School leaders visit Denver

    Leaders involved with the Lawrence Public School District’s Farm to School program recently visited several school gardens and cafeterias in Denver. Read on...
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    LiveWell Lawrence sets policy platform for 2015-16

    The LiveWell Lawrence Leadership Team voted Nov. 3 to adopt a policy platform for 2015-16, which includes each work group’s top priority. Read on...
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    LiveWell Lawrence celebrates seventh anniversary

    About 120 people attended LiveWell Lawrence’s Celebration Breakfast on Nov. 20 to celebrate the coalition’s seventh anniversary. Read on...
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    FuelGood Label Promotes Healthy Options in Public Spaces

    If you see the FuelGood label on a food item or beverage in Douglas County, you can feel good knowing it's a healthy option that's going to fuel your body with nutrients. Read on...
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    Eudora bans use of e-cigarettes indoors, tobacco products in parks

    The City of Eudora on Jan. 11 voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors and tobacco products in parks. Read on...
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    E-cigarette ads reach more than 18 million youth

    About 7 in 10 middle and high school students — more than 18 million young people — see e-cigarette advertising in stores, online, in newspapers and magazines, or on television and in movies. Read on...
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    City of Lawrence approves tobacco-free policy

    The Lawrence City Commission on Jan. 12 approved a Parks and Recreation policy that bans tobacco use on all department-owned and operated land. Read on...
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    Free vending assessments offered to worksites

    The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering free vending assessments to employers in Douglas County. Read on...
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    KU intern joins WorkWell Lawrence staff

    A University of Kansas senior from Overland Park has joined the WorkWell Lawrence staff as an intern. Read on...
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    WorkWell Kansas announces spring workshops

    WorkWell Kansas has announced its spring schedule of workshops. Read on...