Parents and Caregivers

Parents and Caregivers

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. 

Be a healthy role model:
  • Eat healthy foods. 
  • Limit use of handheld devices.
  • Participate in physical activity.
  • Drink water.

Below are some strategies and resources for you to use to help your child live a balanced and healthy life:

Fact Sheets:

5servings of fruits and vegetables every day

tablet2 hours or less of recreational screen time every day 

shoe1 hour or more of physical activity every day  

Cup0 sugary drinks - more water 

Free Resources for Families:

Parentivity   Iowa Family Resource CenterIowa Family Support Network

  • Health Care Fact Sheets

    By incorporating 5-2-1-0 messages into your healthcare practice, you can promote healthy lifestyles and give your patients the tools they need to get and stay healthy.

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  • Resources

    Check out these interactive and fun activities for kids! Plus downloadable social media graphics to help you spread the 5-2-1-0 message.

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  • School Fact Sheets

    As places where kids spend so much time, schools are perfectly positioned to use 5-2-1-0 alongside nutritious food options and creative activity opportunities.

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