School-age children spend the bulk of their waking hours at school. The 5210 school curriculum is designed to build healthy habits by making the message simple and clear.
"5210" is a public education campaign that gives parents and educators the tools to combat childhood obesity in a simple, clear and positive way.Each number represents a goal:
Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Limit juice to small amounts of 100 percent fruit juice.
Cut screen time to 2 hours or less a day.
Participate in at least one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.
Aim to drink zero servings of soda and sugar-sweetened sports and fruit drinks. Instead, drink water and three to four servings a day of fat-free/skim or 1 percent milk
Our 5210 program includes tips on how to fit these goals into real life, one at a time. In the Schools section, we include resources that schools can use to implement their own 5210 program.