We’d love to hear from you! Take 5 minutes to complete the 5210 Survey!

Are you promoting, or have you recently promoted, the 5210 Health Messaging campaign?  Please take the short 5210 survey so we know who you are and how you are using 5210. Participation in this survey is anonymous and voluntary. Once you have completed the survey feel free to contact us with any additional questions or inquiries at 5210@psu.edu

We appreciate your time and willingness to complete the survey!  This will help us to continue to provide you with what you need for a successful 5210 campaign!

You can access the 5210 survey here.

School-based Obesity Intervention Recommended by Community Preventative Services Task Force (CPSTF)

The Community Preventative Services Task Force (CPSTF) was established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in 1996 to develop guidance on which community-based health promotion and disease prevention intervention approaches have the most effectiveness based on available scientific evidence (The Community Guide, 2019). The findings of the CPSTF are listed within The Community Guide.

Based on a review of 21 systematic studies conducted between January 1990 – June 2017, the CPSTF is recommending school-based intervention approaches that combine meal or fruit and vegetable snack interventions with physical activity interventions. The review shows that combined interventions increase physical activity, modestly increase fruit and vegetable consumption, and decrease the prevalence of overweight and obesity among elementary school students up to and including sixth grade (Community Preventative Services Task Force, 2018).

Click here to read about the systematic review and findings:




The Community Guide. (2019, March, 12). Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/

Community Preventative Services Task Force. (2018, April). Obesity Prevention and Control: Meal or Fruit and Vegetable Snack Interventions Combined With Physical Activity Interventions in Schools. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/sites/default/files/assets/Obesity-Schools-Meals-PA.pdf

CYFAR Health Assessment Tool (CHAT)

Not sure what area to focus on to improve healthy habits in your setting?  Don’t know how to see if your 5210 message is getting across?

Try using the CYFAR Health Assessment Tool (CHAT).  CHAT is a quick, picture-based survey for youth so you can get a snap shot of their healthy habits.  You could use CHAT one time or at various points during programming to see how your youth are progressing.  CHAT also provides you with a site report that includes a summary of the results and recommendations.  For more information on CHAT, email cyfarpdta@umn.edu.

Ready to get started? Just complete the facilitator survey to tell the folks at CYFAR about your program.  They will then send you a facilitator guide, survey code, and CHAT survey link.  Once your youth complete CHAT, they will send you your site report.  It’s that simple!

ONLINE WEBINAR: Implementing 5210 Healthy Military Children in the School

WEBINAR LINK: Implementing 5210 Healthy Military Children in the School

5210 Healthy Military Children is a health promotion campaign designed to improve families’ and children’s health. 5210 spreads a simple message about health-promoting behaviors in your community, where families work, live, and play, and how parents can aid in supporting children’s health.

Implementing 5210 within the school is a great way to promote healthy behaviors for children and families! We, at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State, would like to help you get started! Click on the link above to watch a brief webinar showing you how to get started with implementing 5210 Healthy Military Children in the school!