Public Health will not be administering tuberculosis skin tests until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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