November 27, 2017
by Daira

5-2-1-0

Take control of your choices with this simple health message. www.iowahealthieststate.com/resources/individuals/5210/

Stick to basics and build lifelong foundation of healthy habits. This simple message is not just us kids but the whole family.

5 - (or more) Fruits and Veggies

  • Lower rates of chronic disease.
  • Help prevents weight gain – especially when eaten in replacement of common snacks.

2 hours (or less) Screen Time

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shows children are spending an average of 7 hours a day on Screen Time.
  • Limiting screen time will promote more social and emotional relationships with family and friends, this is a very important component of health.

1 Hour (or more) of Activity

  • Essential for weight maintenance and prevention of chronic diseases.
  • Improves mood, boost energy, and helps you sleep better.

0 Sugary Drinks

  • Increase consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with cavaties and excessive weight gain.
  • Sugary drinks are high in sugar and calories but have few nutrients, if any.