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Why Early Childhood Wellness?

Investment in early childhood health lays the foundation for lifelong wellness and begins with women's health even prior to pregnancy. The World Health Organization identifies early childhood as the “most important phase in life which determines the quality of health, well-being, learning, and behavior across the life span.”

Colorado Resources 

Jefferson County Health Department


5210 Jeffco is a simple, effective message adapted from 5210 Let’s Go!, a nationally recognized, evidence-based campaign. This campaign aims to improve child health by promoting healthy eating and physical activity through four healthy habits:

5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables
2 hours or less of recreational screen time *
1 hour or more of physical activity
0 sugary beverages, more water and low-fat milk

5210 Every Day PDF

5210 for healthy preschoolers

Colorado Department of Public Health
Culture of Wellness in Preschools is a comprehensive, multi-level early childhood obesity prevention program that focuses not only on the children, but also on parents, teachers and making the preschool environments health-promoting settings. Currently, 1 in 6 preschool-aged children (18%) are obese in the United States. We’re a comprehensive early childhood obesity program that aims to address this problem by increasing physical activity and healthy eating in low-income pr across Colorado.

Colorado Department of Education

Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards Preschool

Further Resources

Foundations of Health are Built in Early Childhood 
Get Moving Today! Activity Calendar
Healthy Active Living for Families
Let’s Move!
My Plate
Jeffco Sips Smart

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