5-2-1-0 plus 10

5-2-1-0 plus 10

 

 5-2-1-0 + 10 is a national childhood obesity prevention campaign, adopted by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System through its Wellness Policy. Baton Rouge added “10” because of the growing body of research showing how lack of sleep is linked to obesity and other behavioral health issues in children.

The program outlines five ways you can help your children lead healthier lives:

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is committed to helping improve the overall health of our community. Taking small steps every day can make a lasting impact on your family’s health. For additional resources, please visit www.healthybr.com to learn more about the 5210+10 program.

 

 Build a Healthy Plate

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean proteins contain the nutrients you need without too many calories.

  • Avoid oversize portions
  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
  • Make at least half your grains whole grains
  • Go lean with protein
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat milk

Monitor your BMI

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated using height, weight, age and gender. It is used to predict your child’s risk of developing certain illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and other lifestyle or weight related conditions.

To lower your child’s risk of diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and other illnesses, use the 5210+10 to get back to the healthy zone and talk to your pediatrician about getting tested and ways to improve BMI.

 For more information and resources, visit www.healthybr.com.

 

Source: www.letsgo.org

 

Thank you to Kohl’s for your generous support of the 5210+10 initiative.