About Live 5-2-1-0

Live 5-2-1-0 is a simple, easy to remember message to help kids and families adopt healthy habits.

We know that hearing a consistent message supported by a healthy community environment is important. By bringing community stakeholders together, Live 5-2-1-0 helps build partnerships and opportunities to create healthy environments where kids can eat well and be active every day.


How can Live 5-2-1-0 help communities to work together?

  • Promoting a shared, consistent message across a community engages stakeholders in every sector.
  • Providing clear goals for kids and families to live healthy every day, AND a framework of action for local community leaders to make changes to their programs, policies, and environments so that it is easier for kids to achieve these goals.
  • Offering a common, over-arching message that ties local efforts together across the community. Kids see a consistent message everywhere they go, and community partners are part of a collaborative effort.

Live 5-2-1-0 Message

Live 5-2-1-0 offers four simple guidelines to help kids and families adopt healthy habits every day. Learn more about where the message came from, and why it can be useful.

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 All-of-Community Approach

Evidence shows that in order for prevention to be effective, all sectors of a community must work together. Learn how to get your whole community involved in Live 5-2-1-0!

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Additional Resources

Live 5-2-1-0 doesn’t replace other local efforts and programs – it provides a common, over-arching message that helps to tie them together across the community. Here are a few examples of great programs and resources from other organizations that can support kids to Live 5-2-1-0 every day: