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5-2-1-0 is a campaign to promote healthy eating and activity for all residents of Northwest Florida using four key behaviors.  These behaviors are:

5:  Five fruits and vegetables everyday

2: Two hours or less of screen time

1: One or more of physical activity

0: Zero sugary drinks, drink more water

It Starts in Healthcare 

Pediatricians, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals, are credible sources for health and wellness messages across the lifespan. They also play an integral role in the health of our communities. Introducing our 5-2-1-0 messages for healthy lifestyles is a natural fit for our healthiest weight goal and gives providers easy tools and messages to share with their patients and families.

Our Key Strategies: 

  • Teach children 5-2-1-0 behaviors in schools through health education activities
  • Deliver training to childcare directors and staff that emphasize age-appropriate physical activities targeting children from birth to 5
  • Promote 5-2-1-0 message and activities at various community events

A 5-2-1-0 continuing education program is offered to pediatricians with the focus on children 3-11 years old. The program is a one hour presentation that offers continuing education credits for physicians and nurses.  A tool kit and support material is offered for use in your office after the program.  Our staff will come to your office at a convenient time for your office.  Contact us if you are interested in scheduling a program.  Call us at 850-595-6500 ext 1801.


Where 5-2-1-0 Works: 

  • Schools

  • Childcare Centers

  • Workplaces

  • Health Care

  • Community Events

  • Churches