5-2-1-0 Resources for Families

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As a parent, what you do makes a difference in your family! Research shows that kids model their parents’ behaviors and attitudes. Kids learn to be physically active and to eat well by watching those around them, and even small changes can make a big difference. We’ve developed a variety of resources to help you and your family live by 5-2-1-0. And for parents /caregivers of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, please refer to our tailored tools specific to the challenges these children and their families face.

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5 – Eat at Least Five Fruits and Vegetables a Day

2 - Limit Recreational Screen Time to Two Hours or Less

1 – Get One Hour or More of Physical Activity Every Day

0 - Limit or Eliminate Sugary Drinks; Provide Water

More 5-2-1-0 Resources

Blog: Info for Parents

  • The Positive Power of Outdoor Play

    It’s a fact that children today spend considerably less time playing outdoors than their parents did as children. While there are a number of different reasons to account for this, the shift is largely due to technology. Today the average American child is said to spend just 4 to 7 minutes a day in unstructured… Read more »

  • How to Start Cooking with Kids

    Cooking with kids? The idea might sound uncomfortable, overwhelming, or even dangerous. But if we want our kids to love nutritious food, understand the importance of a home cooked meal, and eventually be able to shop for and prepare their own healthy meals, we need to empower them to find confidence in the kitchen from… Read more »

  • The Importance of Cooking With Kids

    Allowing kids to help plan and prepare meals—including everything from chopping to stirring at the stove—can feel like a big challenge when we’re rushed to get food on the table. It might mean more time and more mess, at least in the beginning. But there are many benefits for kids of all ages who get… Read more »