Notice

El Paso County Public Health will close at 2:00pm on Friday, May 26, and will also be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Due to this closure, there will be no tuberculosis skin tests administered on Friday, May 26 and Monday, May 29.

Healthy Eating Active Living

The word is spreading - eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables, 2 hours or less recreational screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity, and 0 sugary beverages. 

Make it your goal to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle!

El Paso County Public Health's Community Health Educators focus on healthy eating and active living education, collaboration, and outreach throughout El Paso County. We utilize the 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! evidence-based materials created by Let’s Go!, a program within The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, based in Maine.

The 5-2-1-0 message promotes:

5 – fruits and veggies [English] [Español]

2 – hours or less of recreational screen time* [English] [Español]

1 – hour or more of physical activity [English] [Español]

0 – sugary drinks, more water [English] [Español]

* Keep TV/computer out of bedroom. No screen time under the age of 2.

Program activies include:

  • Education and outreach to El Paso County residents
  • Training and healthy eating and active living components for child care providers
  • Support and collaboration on healthy eating and active living initiatives across sectors