What YOU do makes a difference! The time that children spend outside of school has become a time when they are less active and eat more unhealthy foods, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Providing a positive environment at home and encouraging kids to join community activities allows them to build healthy habits and interact with peers as they learn and grow during this important period of their physical and mental development.
Below are some strategies and resources for you to use to help your child live a balanced and healthy life.
5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day
2 hours or less of recreational screen time every day
1 hour or more of physical activity every day
0 sugary drinks - more water
Iowa Family Support Network
Why 5-2-1-0 works! Healthy Choices Count! is based on 5-2-1-0's scientific rationale.
Fact sheets to support implementation of 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count in schools.