New banner to remind Waldo County to make healthy choices

Jul 05, 2014

Ask a child in Waldo County what 5-2-1-0 stands for and most of them know: 5 – eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day; 2 – limit recreational screen time (TV, computers, iPads, etc.) to two hours a day; 1 – get one hour of physical activity a day; and 0 – for zero sugary drinks a day. They’ve most likely been exposed to 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Waldo at school, their daycare or their doctor’s office.

To help children and their parents keep in mind 5-2-1-0 this summer, a banner with drawings for each of the four messages has been created. Known as “Where in Waldo is the 5-2-1-0 banner?,” the banner will be hung in various locations that provide opportunities to live the message.

First up is Belfast City Park; a place where the whole family can have fun and get that hour of physical activity. For free, children and their families can swim in the pool; play basketball, horseshoes or a tennis game; walk along the beach; or swing, slide and climb on the playground to name a few.

But the 5-2-1-0 banner won’t stay at Belfast City Park all summer. It will travel to other locations where one of the four messages can be met. So keep your eyes open and see “Where in Waldo is the 5-2-1-0 banner?”

To learn more about 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go, visit www.letsgo.org.

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