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5-2-1-0 Let's Go Northwest Florida!

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The 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go Northwest Florida! program targets different schools each year to promote increased consumption of vegetables and fruits, decreased screen time, increased physical activity, and no sugary beverages

5 or more fruits and vegetables every day 

Children and their parents are encouraged to consume five servings of vegetables and fruit every day. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides vitamins, which are important for supporting growth and development, and optimal immune function in children.

2 hours or less recreational screen time 

Children and their parents are encouraged to limit time spent watching television, playing computer games and handheld devices. Too much sitting screen time is associated with an increased prevalence of overweight and obesity, lower reading scores, and attention problems.

1 hour or more of physical activity  

Children and their families are encouraged to participate in regular physical activity. Being physically active helps manage weight and reduces the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease. To eliminate boredom and monotony, it is important to incorporate a variety of indoor and outdoor activities such as hula hooping, relay games, and tennis.

0 sugary drinks, more water and low-fat milk 

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. Drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages puts children at risk for overweight and obesity, dental cavities and inadequate milk intake. Drink zero sugary beveragesIt is recommended that children and their families choose healthy alternatives such as water and low-fat milk instead of sweetened drinks such as sodas, fruit punch and energy drinks. 

Location & Contact Information 

Fairfield Service Center, 1295 West Fairfield Drive

Call 850-595-6500, Extension 1801 to request a 5-2-1-0 session or educational materials for your health fair/event. We can provide information on how to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, limit screen time, and reduce sugary drink intake.