5210+ Every Day is a toolkit adapted from two national recognized and evidence based programs, "5210 Let's Go!" and Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH). 5210 Let's Go is a research-based program designed in partnership by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Association for Sport and Physical Activity. The CATCH program is a researched based and evidence proven program in reducing childhood obesity. 5210+ Every Day promotes tips that encourages children and families to make healthy food choices and daily healthy living behaviors. Currently, 5210 education is provided by two community coalitions led by Cook Children's: Johnson County Alliance for Healthy Kids and the Healthy Children Coalition for Parker County.
Adding a variety of fruits and vegetables to your child's diet are not only low in calories and fat but they also provide important nutrients needed to keep your child's body healthy. Simple ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your child's plate include:
Keep it simple:
Did you know that too much screen time can lead to more calories eaten, poor grades and trouble sleeping? It is recommended that you child spend two hours or less of recreational screen time on any of the following:
Too much screen time can lead to:
Being active for a minimum of one hour a day is one of the best things your child can do to boost endorphins and improve their overall health. Staying active also keeps you healthy, makes you stronger, improves your flexibility and makes your heart happy. Simple ways to keep moving include:
Your body needs six to eight glasses of water a day! This is necessary to support digestion, circulation, the transportation of nutrients, and the maintenance of body temperature - among other bodily functions. Increase your child's water intake with these tips:
Choose 5-2-1-0 everyday!
5 fruits and veggies
2 hours or less of screen time
1 hour of physical activity
0 sugary drinks
If you have any questions or would like more information about our program, please email Dora Garcia.