| Follow Us:

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.


livewell elderly list

Colorado's hidden hunger story: The elderly

How can communities make sure their older citizens are fed? Amplify messages about available food services, and slay the stigma against asking for help.

walsenburg list

'Vulnerable' Coloradans demand affordable recreation

Despite elected officials’ best intentions, sometimes change only happens when activated citizens step up.

livewell lunch list

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.

double up list

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.

active list

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.  
( 11 ) View All Features
Signup for Email Alerts