5210 Jefferson aims to reach children and their families with messages that support healthy eating and physical activity.
The after school environment can play an important role in the health behaviors of children. Like schools and early childhood programs, the after school environment provides ample opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating. In some ways, the programs have more flexibility than public schools in making changes, and many after school environments, such as community recreation centers, can lead the community in creating healthy places and habits.
After school efforts to promote 5-2-1-0 are most effective when accomplished in partnership with parents and families who reinforce and support healthy eating and active living in the home environment and throughout the community.