Many outside sources make recommendations that support part or all of the 5-4-3-2-1 Go! message. These include the following websites:
Promotes 5 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables a Day
These websites include simple tips for incorporating more fruits and veggies into one’s diet, recipes for healthy snacks, serving size guidelines, and information on the nutritional benefits of various fruits and vegetables.
The USDA MyPlate website includes personal calculation and tracking tools for understanding the MyPlate recommendations, games and worksheets for kids, sample menu plans, posters, and additional resources for professionals.
Includes simple lesson plans on 5 servings of fruits and vegetables along with handouts such as 5-a-day the color way and 5-a-day tracker.
Includes many free downloads to promote vegetable consumption including recipes, a word search game, a maze, and a refrigerator chart.
Promotes 4 Servings of Water a Day
This website includes tips for staying hydrated and information on how water helps the body, the importance of hydration in children and tools for analyzing beverage consumption.
Downloadable games about water by the American Water Works Association.
Features an interactive online hydration game for children.
Promotes 3 Servings of Low-Fat Dairy a Day
Includes tasty snack ideas, information on the benefits of dairy, tips for incorporating dairy into your diet, and dairy handouts and posters for kids.
The National Institute of Health’s Milk Matters Campaign with frequently asked questions and free booklets to order for distribution.
Promotes 2 or Less Hours of Screen Time a Day
This website includes statistics on TV and packets to organize communities around TV Turn-off Week.
Tips for parents to monitor kids’ media time and calculate children’s total screen time with the My Media Diet tracker.
Promotes 1 or More Hours of Physical Activity a Day
Get moving from A-Z guide, activities and games for ages 8-12, student activity guide and forms to track progress.
An extensive website that lists interactive activities for just about any purpose including self-awareness, physical activity, team-building, ice-breakers, and multicultural awareness.
Information and activities to encourage kids to get sixty minutes of play a day.