5-2-1-0 Kid’s Get Healthy program

Woman and child at kitchen counter with fresh carrots, peppersADC pediatricians are touting the 5-2-1-0 Kid’s Get Healthy program for the new school year.

ADC’s 5-2-1-0 Kid’s Get Healthy program is an initiative that emphasizes healthy nutritional choices and behaviors. The program seeks to help kids live a healthy lifestyle by asking them to do four simple things:

  • Eat 5 fruits or vegetables per day,
  • Limit screen time (TVs, computers) to 2 hours or less per day,
  • Get 1 hour or more of physical activity per day, and
  • Drink 0 sugar-sweetened beverages per day.

Developed by the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality in 2003, the 5-2-1-0 program has since been recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and adopted by wellness programs across the country.

“Our goal in promoting the 5-2-1-0 Kid’s Get Healthy program is to make a positive impact on the health of children and families in our community,” said Dr. Beth Nauert, a Pediatrician who will serve ADC’s Circle C location. “Childhood obesity is an extremely serious issue, and by raising awareness of healthy behaviors as early as possible, we’re hoping to make an impact that will last a lifetime.”