In Colorado, Healthy Lifestyle La Plata (HLLP) has focused on building partnerships with elected officials and engaging community members and partner organizations to implement strategies.  This group looks at land use policy, use of vacant county land and existing policy barriers to address a sustainable food system and food production pertaining to farming and gardening.  Through farm-to-school efforts, HLLP has facilitated policy and purchasing practices that have resulted in local producers providing the school district with more than 480 pounds of micro greens; 380 pounds of carrots, squash, tomatoes, broccoli, mixed greens and potatoes; 100 pounds of wheat cereal and 650 pounds of ground beef. These changes reduce the unnecessary importation of food, and decrease the carbon footprint of food transport. This farm-to-school program serves more than 6,800 students and staff members annually.