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Elana Ashanti Jefferson

Elana Ashanti Jefferson is a Denver native and longtime cultural affairs journalist. She began her career in newspaper and has since transitioned to digital media. Jefferson's work has appeared in House Beautiful, Lucky, Popular Mechanics, The Denver Post, the Daily Camera (in Boulder) and the Denver Business Journal. She holds degrees from Georgetown University and the Columbia University School of Journalism, and enjoys spending free time immersed in creative projects and circles.


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Healthy Kids: School food is changing, and Colorado is setting the pace

More Colorado students are eating fresh, whole foods at school thanks to a team of chefs on a mission.

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Farmers market season means access to better, and sometimes free, food for hungry Coloradans

In Denver and across Colorado, socially-astute farmers markets want to lure a more diverse crowd with live entertainment, free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, and Spanish interpreters — and by accepting LiveWell Colorado's Double Up Food Bucks program.

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Denver trails behind in the race for people-powered transportation

Here’s why more people aren’t walking and cycling in the Mile High City.  

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Picturesque Colorado scenery can paint a misleading picture about wellness

Instead of hiking, biking and skiing, many Coloradans struggle to simply stroll through their neighborhoods or put healthy food on the table.

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Imagine 2020: Small grants with huge potential

Denver's Imagine 2020 grants give cultural startups an early boost - and the recognition they need to attract audiences and other funders.
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