PARENTS - YOU ARE THE KEY TO A HEALTHIER FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH

A healthier future for our youth starts with you. You are a role model for the children in your life. Don't believe us, just look around. The kids are watching. They're witnessing the decisions you make, the healthy (or not so healthy) habits you've formed, they're there, mimicking your every move. So it's time to move more, eat better, and feel rested, to set a good example and lay a solid foundation for a  brighter and healthier tomorrow for all.

So, Let’s Go!

  • MOVE MORE - it’s a great way to improve your health.
  • EAT REAL - foods that come from nature give you energy.
  • DRINK MORE - it's the best choice.
  • REST UP - good sleep restores your body and mind.
  • IMPLEMENT 5-2-1-0 - make it a part of your household's everyday life.

WHAT IS 5-2-1-0?

They are more than just a healthy eating and active living initiative, they are NUMBERS TO LIVE BY!

The Scary Truth

Childhood obesity can have a harmful effect on the body in a variety of ways. Obese children are more likely to have:

  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  • Increased risk of impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
  • Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea and asthma
  • Joint problems and musculoskeletal discomfort
  • Fatty liver disease, gallstones and gastro-esophageal reflux (i.e., heartburn).
  • Obese children and adolescents have a greater risk of social and psychological problems, such as discrimination and poor self-esteem, which can continue into adulthood.
READ MORE
National Obesity Rate Among Youth
18%
% of American Children with Poor Diets
91%
% of Youth Who Consume a Sugary Drink Each Day
67%
High Schoolers Who Watch 3+ Hours of TV Each Day
25%

Questions? Answers!

GET YOUR KID EATING RIGHT

GET YOUR KID EATING RIGHT

GET A BETTER NIGHT SLEEP

GET A BETTER NIGHT SLEEP

IDENTIFY OBESITY IN KIDS

IDENTIFY OBESITY IN KIDS

UNDERSTAND FOOD NUTRITION LABELS

UNDERSTAND FOOD NUTRITION LABELS

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