CSU Extension

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  • Phone: 970-328-8630

    CSU Extension
    P.O. Box 239
    441 Broadway
    Eagle CO 81631-0239 

    extension@eaglecounty.us

Nutrition and Health Promotion

CSU Extension Family Consumer and Science Agent of Eagle County offers nutrition and health programs that focus on promoting health and improving quality of life by using current  research-based education and strategies that apply to everyday life issues on healthy eating.

"Live, Eat, Play" Colorado State University
Current, timely, useful, and research-based information on nutrition and health is provided through the Live Eat Play Colorado program. This website focuses on healthy living and eating for an active Colorado lifestyle as well as becoming better informed and more motivated to achieve optimal health at every stage of your life. 

Rethink Your Drink
A growing body of scientific evidence confirms the link between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and the increased risk of poor diet quality, higher rates of obesity and diet-related health problems such as Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, high triglycerides, and weight gain as well as poor oral health in people that consume more sugar-sweetened beverages.
Sugar-sweetened beverages provide little nutritional benefit and increase weight gain and probably the risk of diabetes, fractures, and dental caries. Given that rates of overweight and obesity are of concern, particularly among children and adolescents, it is imperative that current public health strategies include education about beverage intake.  Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages should be discouraged, and efforts to promote the consumption of other beverages such as water and low-fat milk, should be made a priority.
This presentation focuses on reducing sugar-sweetened beverages to get you thinking about your drink options in order to make good choices every day.

Family Matters Newsletter - Improving Health Together
Family Matters  is a free monthly newsletter that addresses reducing the risk of obesity by eating healthy and staying active; distributed in English and Spanish to families with young children. Email your request for this publication with your name, mailing address, and English or Spanish publication to mailto:glenda.wentworth@eaglecounty.us 
 
5210 Campaign
5-2-1-0 is an everyday reminder for adults, youth and children to: eat 5 fruits and vegetables, get 2 hours or less of recreational screen time, enjoy play or physical activity for 1 hour or more, and 0 sugar-sweetened beverages and more low-fat milk. For more information: http://www.letsgo.org/.

The Healthy Communities Coalition is comprised of professionals, advocates, community members and leaders who are committed to fostering healthy eating and active living among all residents in Eagle County. The 5-2-1-0 Campaign is an initiative of Eagle County’s Healthy Communities Coalition. 

¡Estoy Sano! Spanish Language Cooking Show
Learn to cook healthy, delicious and affordable meals. Wednesdays at 1 p.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. on ecotv18, channel 18 on both cable systems in the Eagle Valley. Download the healthy recipes or view the cooking shows in Spanish at Estoy Sano.

If you are interested in knowing more information about any of these programs or would like a presentation for your organization, contact glenda.wentworth@eaglecounty.us or 970-328-8632.