The 5210 program is a public education campaign to bring awareness to the daily nutrition and physical activities guidelines. This is a wonderful program to implement with your kids at home as well as yourself!  5210 is an easy way to remember what you should strive for on a daily basis.

You might be asking yourself what does 5210 mean?

Well, each number represents a goal that you should implement with your kids (as well as yourself) on a daily basis.

Here’s how it goes:

5 fruits and vegisEat AT LEAST five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
no more than 2 hours of tvCut screen time to 2 hours OR LESS a day.
at least 1 hour of activityParticipate in at least one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.

0 sodas and fruity drinksAim to drink ZERO servings of soda/sugar-sweetened beverages. Instead, replace these with WATER!



If you can strive for you and your kids to meet these goals everyday, you will be well on your way to a healthy lifestyle! Just remember 5210! 🙂



Filed under Exercise, Health, Tips/Tricks

11 responses to “5-2-1-0!

  1. This is great and totally doable!

  2. Donna Reeve

    Reblogged this on I AM WHAT I EAT?!? and commented:
    Here’s a good mnemonic trick we can all follow in addition to my “5 for Fitness”!

  3. rudyg2013

    Reblogged this on Mind Body Rudy and commented:
    For all the parents out there! Try to teach these habits to your children! And to all you adults, try to incorporate them into your own routines!

  4. callyc86

    Reblogged this on mygymshoes and commented:
    So doable!

  5. Although the graphics are family orientated this is 100% sound advice for everyone.

  6. 5210. 2 is hard…not for TV, but work related computer screens.

  7. Thanks for posting this. It’s useful and easy to remember!

  8. Well done Samantha, in every way. This is how I raised my six children. They were taught why not eat that, and what to eat instead and why. I have been doing this just about my whole life. My children have not been immunize, they have never had a medical dr. I just started my blog, I have no idea how to do any of this stuff, so it needs alot of work. Your on the right track and many blessings to you. Dr. Bev Carriere

  9. Yvie Sismee

    Reblogged this on Yvie Sismee and commented:
    Let’s pass this on until it becomes more popular than those text abbreviations.

  10. afracooking

    Although I have the 5 and the 0 down, I am not doing that well on the 2 and the 1. Or can I deduct time blogging from the 2 😉

  11. I love this concept! I think it’s a great basis that you can apply all kinds of elements to.

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