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What is 5-2-1-0?

5-2-1-0 Let's Move! Missoula (LM!M) is a community initiative mobilizing projects and partnerships that build healthy kids and residents of all ages - no matter where they live, work, play or learn. Projects focus on creating environments with access to physical activity and nutrition, and support for social cohesion. 5-2-1-0 is a daily recipe for health. Every day we can be socially, emotionally, and physically healthy:

  • Enjoy - eat 5 fruits and vegetables.

  • Reduce - limit fun screen time to 2 hours.

  • Play - engage in physical activity for 1 hour.

  • Limit - aim for 0 sugar sweetened beverages. Drink water or milk.

Why use 5-2-1-0?

Using 5-2-1-0 LM!M promotes healthy living and establishes healthy behaviors in children of all ages from the most influential adults in their lives. All children benefit from eating fruits and vegetables, reducing screen time, engaging in physical activity, and limiting sugary drinks. Utilizing the 5-2-1-0 initiative gives you:

  • Access to free healthy living resources,

  • Support for implementing healthy living behaviors, and

  • Information about healthy community events and activities.

Where can you find 5-2-1-0?

As a national initiative designed to prevent childhood obesity by bringing awareness to the daily recommendations for nutrition and physical activity, you can find 5-2-1-0 in communities throughout the United States!

The Missoula City- County Health Department adopted the initiative as 5-2-1-0 Let's Move! Missoula to organize projects, events, and partnerships within the Missoula area to promote positive lifestyle choices for children and adults. 

Contact Us:

Peggy Schmidt

Senior Community Health Specialist

(406) 258-3895

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