The holidays are in full swing. Halloween brought candy, Thanksgiving will bring pies and who can resist those Holiday cookies and baking? Since I’ve been working with a great organization, LiveWell Colorado, I’ve been trying to figure healthier alternatives to the sweets and treats the kids go for. Honestly though, if I’m not practicing what I preach, the kids won’t bother either.

Now don’t get me wrong, you can still serve pie! How about a healthier version with less sugar? Or even by simply making the slices smaller, you helping to keep those sweets in check. Being healthy isn’t about denying, it’s about moderation.

For some inspiration and fun ideas on how your entire family can have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving, check out LiveWell Colorado’s Thanksgiving feature page.

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LiveWell Colorado is all about teaching families to take charge of their health and, well, for lack of better words, to live well. They have a  great event coming up. EatWell@School.



LiveWell Colorado cordially invites you to participate in a Colorado school lunch revolution.


Please join LiveWell Colorado at our third annual fundraising luncheon and celebrate the culmination of our 2012 EatWell@School initiative — a nine-week healthy cooking competition for high school students in Denver Public Schools. The winning meal will be served at the luncheon. (Learn More)


Thursday, December 13, 2012, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202


LiveWell Colorado’s EatWell@School initiative is an after-school, extra-curricular program focused on raising awareness of the importance of healthy eating at school.

Led by Johnson & Wales volunteer chef mentors, students from Manual High School, Bruce Randolph High School, KIPP Denver Collegiate High School and Martin Luther King Jr. Early College will learn how to prepare a healthy and delicious school meal.

Student teams will prepare school lunch menus that align with the standards for public school lunches, including meeting or exceeding USDA nutrition guidelines and staying within similar budgets.

The 2012 winning menu will be served at the luncheon.

Click here to reserve your space today.

About LiveWell Colorado:

LiveWell Colorado is a non-profit organization committed to preventing obesity in Colorado by promoting healthy eating and active living.

Proceeds will help LiveWell Colorado lead the development and implementation of initiatives promoting healthy eating and active living to reduce obesity in Colorado.

Thank you to LiveWell Colorado’s sponsors:



disclosure: This post is part of a multi platform campaign with LiveWell Colorado. All opinions are my own.



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Emily is a mom to three very active boys. Her youngest is autistic so she is passionate about advocating for children and families on the spectrum. She attends more concerts than is humanly possible and takes some pretty amazingly blurry photos of said shows to prove she was there. Also, #hashtags are her favorite. #totes #noreally