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5-4-3-2-1 Go!


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.

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.

Kid-friendly information on water by the American Water Works Association.

Features an interactive online hydration game for children.

Promotes 3 Servings of Low-Fat Dairy a Day

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

Resources on how to participate in the annual Screen-Free Week event by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.

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.


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