Goal 1: Increase Healthy Behaviors and Improve Health Status

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Objective 1.1: Increase Physical Activity
Measures Baseline Progress 2024 Target
Percent of adults who achieved recommended physical activity (achieved 150 minutes or more of aerobic physical activity per week) 54.0% (2017) 55.6
Percent of high school students who reported being physically active at least 5 out of 7 days for at least 60 minutes 51.2% (2017) 52.7
Percent of middle school students who reported being physically active 5 days per week 60.7% (2017) 62.5

Strategies

  • Support healthy community design initiatives, such as increasing opportunities for physical activity, to make it easier for people to live healthy lives
  • Promote shared-use policies and agreements between schools, communities, parks and recreation, state and local governments and other groups to increase physical activity opportunities in the community
  • Support worksites in developing policies and programs to promote healthy behaviors
Objective 1.2: Increase Access to Healthy Food
Measures Baseline Progress 2024 Target
Percent of adults who reported consuming 5+ servings of fruits and vegetables per day 16.4% (2017) 16.9%
Percent of high school students who ate vegetables 3 or more times a day 17.8% (2017) 18.3%
Percent of high school students who consumed three or more servings of fruits per day, excluding fruit juic 11.7% (2017) 12.1%

Strategies

  • Support healthy community design initiatives, such as increasing opportunities for access to healthy foods, to make it easier for people to live healthy lives
  • Support worksites in developing policies and programs to promote healthy behaviors
Objective 1.3 Promote Healthier Weight
Measures Baseline Progress 2024 Target
Percent of NM adults with a normal BMI categorical rating 30.5% (2018) Maintain 30.5%
Percent of high school students who are a healthy weight/have a healthy BMI 64.7% (2017) Maintain 64.7%

Strategies

  • Support healthy community design initiatives, such as increasing opportunities for access to healthy foods, to make it easier for people to live healthy lives
  • Support worksites in developing policies and programs to promote healthy behaviors