5-2-1-0 Let's Go!

We participate in a program called 5-2-1-0 Let's Go! This is a program that gives us guidelines to continue encouraging healthy choices at the daycare and also to help parents by providing information and skills that can be used at home as well. 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count is an easy-to-use guide to encourage healthy eating and active living for children and families. 5-2-1-0 promotes the following daily recommendations:

  • 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables. A diet full of fruits and vegetables provides vitamins, minerals and nutrients. These are essential for supporting growth and development, and building immunity.
  • 2 hours or less of recreational screen time. Screen time includes time spent on TVs, computers, gaming consoles/handhelds, tablets and smartphones. It's important to limit the use of ALL screens for non-educational purposes.
  • 1 hour or more of physical activity. One hour of moderate physical activity means doing activities where you breathe hard, like fast walking, hiking or dancing.
  • 0 sugary drinks. The best drinks for kids are water and milk. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body running smoothly.

Since we are involved with this program, we do not allow sugary drinks, cereals or snacks into the program. We do allow 100% juice and milk products such as low-fat white or chocolate milk and milk/yogurt-based smoothies.