5210 Healthy Living

5210 is an obesity prevention initiative of the Floyd County Obesity Task Force working with Floyd County community partners and residents to create environments that support healthy choices. Bringing evidence-based strategies for healthy living into schools, child care and out-of-school programs, health care practices, and workplaces, 5210 reaches children and adults where they live, learn, work, and play.   5210 is adapted from Let's Go which has been serving various communities in the state of Maine since 2006.



Parent Tips for Living 5210

As a parent, what you do makes a difference in your family! Research shows that kids model their parents’ behaviors and attitudes. Kids learn to enjoy heathy foods and be physically active by watching those around them, and even small changes can make a big difference. Below are a variety of resources to help your family live by 5-2-1-0.


5 - Eat at Least Five Fruits & Vegetables a Day

     Eat at Least Five Fruits and Vegetables a Day
   "5" A Day Bracelets Activity
     A Meal is a Family Affair
     Breakfast is Best!
     Feeding Infants
     Feeding Toddlers and Preschoolers
     Fruits and Vegetables Year-Round
     Fuel Learning w/ Fruits and Vegetables
     Handling a Choosy Eater
     Healthy Brown Bag Lunches
     Healthy Convenient Stores
     Healthy Fast Food
     Healthy Favorites—A booklet with tips and recipes
     Healthy Shopping on a Budget
     Healthy Tips for Dining Out
     How to Add Fiber to Your Meals
     Maine Seasonal Food Guide
     Making Sense of Portion Sizes
     Nonfood Rewards at Home
     Tasty Snacks for Healthy Kids—A handy list of what’s good for you
     Understanding Food Labels
     What's a Healthy Portion
     IDD Choosey Eating
     IDD Healthy Foods by Texture
     IDD Tools to Address Eating Problem
     IDD Food Rewards Tracker


 2 - Limit Recreational Screen Time to Two Hours or Less

  Limit Recreational Screen Time to Two Hours or Less
Promote Healthy Viewing Habits - Creating good habits around screens
School Vacation Activity List
Screen Time for Children Under 3
Step Away From the Screen! Ways to Shake Up Your Routine
Tips for Reading to Very Young Children
Unplugged - Ideas for Reducing TV Time


1 - Get One Hour or More of Physical Activity Every Day

  Get One Hour or More of Physical Activity Every Day
Get Up and Go Guide for Knox County
Get Up and Go Guide for Southern Maine
Quick Brain Boosts
Simple Stretches
Take it Outside Activity Ideas
Top Five Anywhere Exercises
IDD Tips to Adapt Physical Activites


0 - Limit or Eliminater Sugary Drinks: Provide Water

  Limit or Eliminate Sugary Drinks; Provide Water
Calcium Counts!
Do you Think That Juice is a Healthy Choice or an Occasional Treat?
Most People Don't Need Sports and Energy Drinks
How Much Sugar Do You Drink?
Water Is Fuel for Your Body
What Should Young Children Drink?


More 5-2-1-0 Resources

  5-2-1-0 In The First Years Booklet
Be A Healthy Role Model
Healthy Sleeping Habits
IDD Education and Service Plans
IDD Transition Plans
IDD Health Care Provider Statement for Recommending Healthy Habit Goals


Seasonal Tips for Healthy Living

Simple Holiday Recipe Swaps


 More information to come!