Countdown to Good Health the 5-2-1-0 Way!

This week Dayton Children’s launches our next installment of the Kohl’s A Minute for Kids campaign with tips from our very own Dr. James Ebert, lead physician in the lipid clinic.

For the next two months those in our service area will hear a radio clip featuring Dominique Samuels and his mother, Diana. They discuss how small steps can make big changes for your health and share with listeners the 5-2-1-0 tips from Dr. Ebert.

Here are the 5-2-1-0 tips that your family can use:

  • Children should get at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
  • Along with eating healthy, children should spend less than 2 hours in front of the TV, computer, or video game screen each day.
  • To stay physically fit, at least 1 hour of aerobic activity everyday will keep your heart strong.
  • Finally, 0 is the amount of sugary drinks that should be consumed on a daily basis.

These four easy steps create a simple way for families to maintain their overall health and will be a great start to a healthier 2010!

For a sneak preview and additional resources, check out our Kohl’s microsite at: http://kohlsminutes.childrensdayton.org/Topics/Healthy_Eating_5-2-1-0.html.

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