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Colorado (El Paso County) Statistics
Published in the Colorado Physical Activity & Nutriton Program (COPAN) report: Preventing Childhood Obesity in Colorado:
- In Colorado, 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%).