This free event is a part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness regarding childhood obesity-related issues with children and families in the Colorado Springs community.The event will include activities such as healthy food preparation, fitness activities, and other educational opportunities.We anticipate serving at least 1,000 people at this year's event. Invite all friends and family members to experience a fun and entertaining FREE event!
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Colorado (El Paso County) Statistics
Published in the Colorado Physical Activity & Nutriton Program (COPAN) report: Preventingin Colorado:
- In , 28.7 percent of children ages 2 -14 years are obese or overweight; 2008 Colorado Child Health Survey.
- In Colorado, one third of Hispanic children between the ages of 0-5 years are overweight or obese.
- In Colorado, only 9.7 percent of children ages 2-14 years eat the recommended amount of at least 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings per day; Child Health Survey, 2008.
- In Colorado, 28.6 percent of children between the ages of 0-5 years living in poverty watch more than two hours of television per day—significantly more than children not living in poverty (16.2%).