Ready to promote the 5210 message in your family? All the information you need to create a healthy eating and physical activity environment for your family is in the family toolkit. As a parent you have the unique opportunity to be a healthy role model for your family and your community! Even small changes can make a difference and you can inspire other families to start living the 5210 way.
There are Many Ways to Get 5 A Day!
Did you know that it takes children time to learn to eat new foods?
Move More, but How Much?
Are your children active enough?
Glad you asked! Be active as a family. Go outside! Kids who spend more time outside are more active! Plan time each day to be active. If you are uncertain, or think your child may not be active enough, check out your local YMCA or other organizations, like the American Youth Soccer Association, the local Boys & Girls Clubs of America, or your local parks and recreation departments. These organizations have information about local hiking and walking trails to encourage your child to be more active and introduce new skills that will last a lifetime! Family activities, such as going for a walk, riding bikes, or going to a local indoor pool are fun and good ways to increase physical activity and spend more time together as a family. For more information about kids’ physical activity or tips for becoming a more active family, check out the links below!
- Definitions & Recommendations
- Quick Physical Activity Breaks
Zone Out to Zone In
Do your children spend too much of their recreational time in front of screens?
- Screen Time and the Very Young
- Television Tunnel Vision
- Family media plan: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx
Put that Kid to Bed!
But really – do you have a bedtime routine that you follow every night?
- 5210 & Healthy Sleep
- Sleep Routine: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/oral-health/Pages/Brush-Book-Bed.aspx/
- Sleep for Kids Website: http://www.sleepforkids.org/
Healthy Recipes & Tips to Get the Whole Family Involved!
Are you a busy parent with limited time to prepare a healthy meal for your family?