We are proud and excited to be part of the community effort to prevent and manage overweight children. 5 2 1 0 is a recipe for healthy living for families and children. This is an evidence based approach to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Your child's Body Mass Index (BMI) will be calculated at each Well Child Check Up. BMI is a better indicator of weight status, whether your child is a healthy weight, underweight, or overweight. The principles are:
|5|| servings of fruits or vegetables a day.|
|2|| hours or less of screen time daily (tv, video games,computer time)|
|1|| at least 1 hour of exercise or active play daily|
| 0 || sugary drinks ( pop, koolaid, iced tea)|
Great Websites for more information:
Greater Rochester Health Foundation Site: Be A Healthy Hero.org
And several others on our Helpful Links page!
Educational materials you can read and print out at home.
- Portion Sizes
- Food for a day
- Ideas to increase fruits and vegetables in your diet
- Easy as 1,2,3 to increase fruit and vegetables in your diet
- Goal Tracker, setting goals and monitor progress.