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TV Interview: 'Ready, Set, Go! 5210'
Healthy kids got a boost from TV Tacoma, which highlighted "Ready, Set, Go! 5210" during an interview with the MultiCare directors who help run the community health program.
In the video clip below, CityLine talked with Mary Quinlan, director of Community Services for MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center, and Lori Tanner, director of MultiCare's Center for Healthy Living, as well as Toby Roberts, a senior youth director at YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties.
Ready, Set Go! 5210 is "an exciting community initiative intended to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth and families," Quinlan said during the interview. "The ultimate goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating in our community."
Roberts talked about the community partnerships that make the program possible for kids.
"We're a community partner with MultiCare, so a couple of years ago they brought the initiative to us to help spread the awareness, and it's right in line with our organizational mission and 2020 Vision for reversing the trend in childhood obesity," Roberts said during the interview.
This month, 5210 brought together community leaders for a health summit. (Related story: "Ready, Set, Go! 5210 community summit focuses on healthy lifestyle")
The 5-2-1-0 stands for:
- 5 or more fruits & vegetables. Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins and minerals. Studies suggest that fruit and vegetable consumption may help prevent weight gain.
- 2 hours or less of recreational screen time. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the average child watches an average of 5 to 6 hours of TV a day. The APP recommends that children younger than 2 shouldn’t watch any television. No TV or computer in the room in which a child sleeps.
- 1 hour or more of physical activity. Regular activity is essential for weight management and prevention of chronic diseases.
- 0 drinks with added sugar, more water and low fat milk. Children ages 1 to 6 should consume no more than 4 to 6 ounces of juice per day and kids 7 to 18 no more than 8 to 12 ounces.
Posted on Sep 23, 2013 in