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The small Eastern Plains town of Walsh knows firsthand what it’s like to lose its food core – the death of the town grocery sparked the best kind of community uprising.

Now what Walsh has learned about its main gathering place could teach other threatened towns how to use food as a catalyst for positive change.
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Health Elevations Fall 2014 - Cover 150

The Future of Food Help

Taking the SNAP Challenge in search of cheap, healthy food.
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School Food Fight is On

The big fight in 2015 will be over school food and how public policy continues to shape it.
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Unlocking Colorado's Diet 'Secrets'
One man's journey to a lighter future reveals the secrets - and the pitfalls - of the Colorado "diet vault." [Read more]

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Moving Beyond Meat, But Not Too Fast
A butcher shop in north Aurora knows its community, and the delicacy of pushing too hard on health. [Read more]

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A Grocery at the Heart of Change
While other small-town stores struggled in 2014, Walsh perfects the co-op approach to good food. [Read more]

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Cartoonist Mike Keefe uses his pen to illustrate the theme of this issue of Health Elevations. Video Camera [Watch]

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The small Eastern Plains town of Walsh knows firsthand what it’s like to lose its food core – the death of the town grocery sparked the best kind of community uprising. Now what Walsh has learned about its main gathering place could teach other threatened towns how to use food as a catalyst for positive change. Video Camera [Watch]

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Walking the Talk
Regulating food like tobacco is not quite as easy or effective as it looks, says the Health Foundation CEO Anne Warhover. [Read more]

The Expert View - Questioning What Policy Can Do
There are limits – and ethics – to what public policy can do to control eating habits, James O. Hill argues. [Read more]

Observations - Putting Sugar In Its Place
Is sugar the supervillain, or merely a convenient super scapegoat, in the public battles over obesity? [Read more]

Bending The Policy Message
When it comes to better food, it’s time to target messages at policymakers and not just consumers, Lori Dorfman says. [Read more]

True Story - The Cheap Nutrition Dilemma
See a sample SNAP shopping list and some healthy, cheap recipe ideas. [Read more]

Colorado's Graphic Nutrition Quandary
Tough food choices in one glance, through an infographic by Colorado Health Institute. [Read more]