5 Fruits & Vegetables

2 Hours or Less of Screen Time

1 Hour of Physical Activity

0 Sugary Drinks

5 Fruits & Veggies

A diet rich in fruits and veggies provides vitamins and minerals important for supporting growth and development and for optimal immune function in children. Emerging science suggests fruit and vegetable consumption may help prevent weight gain and be an important aid to achieving and sustaining weight loss.

2 Hours or Less of Screen Time

Watching too much television is associated with an increased prevalence of overweight and obesity, lower reading scores, and attention problems. Stick with 2 hours or less of screen time.

1 Hour of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is essential for weight maintenance and prevention of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and osteoporosis. Children and adolescents raised in families with active lifestyles are more likely to stay active as adults.

0 Sugary Drinks

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among children is associated with overweight and obesity, displacement of milk consumption, and dental cavities. Water and low-fat milk are healthier options.

The 5210 Challenge

It’s easy to talk about being healthy, but it’s harder to figure out what that means. What does a healthy day look like?The “5210” message makes it simple to answer that question. By remembering these four simple numbers and what they stand for, you can make a few simple choices each daythat will help you be your happiest, healthiest, strongest self!

Each day, just ask yourself:

  • Have I eaten at least five fruits and vegetables today?
  • Have I spent no more than two hours in front of my TV/computer/tablet, etc.?
  • Have I moved around and played for at least one hour?
  • Have I avoided sugary drinks and had plenty of water and milk instead?