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Healthy Sarasota County is an effort that is active in many settings – schools, child care centers, clinics, and after school programs. A common message, 5210, links this work and provides four simple, everyday goals.

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Fruits & vegetables - more matters! Eat fruits and vegetables
at least 5 times a day.  Limit 100% juice.

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Cut screen time to 2 hours or less a day (TV, computers & video games).  No screen time for kids under 2.

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Be physically active at least 1 hour every day.

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No soda or sugar sweetened sports or fruit drinks. 
Instead, drink more water and non-fat or 1% milk.


Taking the 5210 Challenge

Tips to Make it Easier

  • Start by making small changes.  Focus on one goal at a time, if that helps.
  • Encourage the whole family to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
  • You are your child's number one role model, so start practicing the healthy habits you want your child to use.
  • Reward your family's success.

More About 5210

The Education Channel produced in-depth videos with Healthy Sarasota County to delve further into 5210 and how it's being used throughout Sarasota County in child care, school, and other settings.  These videos also include great success stories of young people who used 5210 to make positive changes and their lives and the lives of those around them.

Video 1:  Get To Know 5210

Video 2:  5210 in Sarasota County Schools