Notice

El Paso County Public Health will be closed Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents' Day. 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