United Way is working with schools, workplaces and pediatricians to teach children and families the importance of good nutrition and physical activity through the Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 program.
Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 promotes a healthy lifestyle comprised of:
- 5 servings of fruits or vegetables
- 2 hours or less of recreational screen time
- 1 hour of physical activity
- 0 sugary drinks, replaced by drinking water
New initiatives coordinated by United Way include:
- Launching a campaign to reaching 50,000 families with 5-2-1-0 messaging
- Guiding policy and environmental changes in our region targeted at workplaces and pediatricians
If you are interested in supporting healthy lifestyle choices in Western Connecticut, please contact Bridget Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.883.0960.
If you need immediate assistance accessing emergency food or nutrition programs, please call 2-1-1 or visit 211ct.org for the United Way’s free and confidential database of services and programs for those in need.
Let’s Move! Launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, Let’s Move! is dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. The program’s website is a wealth of nutritional and physical activity tips, activities and solutions that will support healthy choices for children and their families, and communities.
Choose My Plate- A resource from the USDA with many interactive features and tools to help you and your family make better and more balanced nutritional and exercise choices.
Fruits and Vegetables More Matters – This site from the Produce for Better Health Foundation has valuable information on incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diets, as well as seasonal produce guides, supermarket shopping tips, healthy menus, vegetarian diets, and plenty of tips—especially for kids.
Families, Food Fitness - This UCONN cooperative extension site promotes health, food and fitness for the whole family, featuring resource links, recipes, articles and news.