"5210" is a public education campaign that gives parents and educators the tools to combat childhood obesity in a simple, clear and positive way. Each number represents a goal:
Our 5210 program includes tips on how to fit these goals into real life, one at a time. In the Schools section, we include resources that schools can use to implement their own 5210 program.
From the 2009 National Risk Behavior Survey:
- 13.8 percent of students ate vegetables three or more times per day during the seven days before the survey
- 18.4 percent of students were physically active at least 60 minutes per day during the seven days before the survey
- 19 hours, 40 minutes is the average time per week that the American child ages two and 17 spends watching television
- Each additional serving of sugar-sweetened drinks increases the Body Mass Index and the frequency of obesity; consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks is associated with obesity in children (Source: Ludwig, D. The Lancet, Feb. 17, 2001, vol. 357: pg. 505-08