Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating and Active Living

parents and children, happy smiling hispanic familyHealthy eating and active living are not only essential for chronic disease prevention, but also necessary for a healthy lifestyle and overall well-being.

The following provides some information about healthy eating and physical activity among Lane County adults and youth.

Healthy Eating

Fewer than 1 in 4 Lane County adults (23.5%) consume 5 or more of servings of fruits and vegetables daily, which is the recommended minimum number of servings by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Source: Oregon BRFSS County Combined Dataset 2010-2013

Youth in Lane County are consuming fewer fruits and vegetables per day than the overall State average.  In 2015, 17.2% Lane County 11th graders consumed 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day, while 22.8% of 8th graders did.

Source: 2015 Oregon Healthy Teens Survey

Physical Activity

3 out of 4 Lane County adults (75.0%) do not meet the CDC minimum recommendations for physical activity which is 150 minutes/week.

Source: Oregon BRFSS County Combined Dataset 2010-2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children and youth should be physically active at least 60 minutes per day.  In Lane County, 34% of 8th graders and 23.5% of 11th graders meet the recommendation.

Source: 2015 Oregon Healthy Teens Survey