10
May
2016
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09:38 PM
America/Phoenix

5-2-1-0 + Your Kids = a Healthier Family

What’s the best way to help your kids to grow up to be healthy adults? Teach them healthy habits at an early age.

The 5-2-1-0 goal helps children want to be more active and eat foods that are good for them.

Kids love games, so think of it as a numbers game. It’s so easy, children of all ages can “play”— and everyone’s a winner when they meet the 5-2-1-0 goal each day! 

Why not do it as a family? Check out these tips to meet the 5-2-1-0 goal! GET TIPS!

Arizona ranks 15th in the nation in childhood obesity.1 That’s where the Walk On!SM Challenge comes in.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) created the Walk On! Challenge as a fun way to fight a serious problem. The 5-2-1-0 goal is the heart of the free school program, which teaches kids how to take simple steps to live healthier.

Each school year, many Arizona fifth-graders join in BCBSAZ’s Walk On! Challenge. In celebration of our 10th anniversary in 2015, we expanded the program to include fourth-grade students—and more than 24,000 students across the state were registered. To help promote its focus on healthier kids, we award five $5,000 school grants yearly to schools that participate in the challenge.

What’s cooking, Isabella?

Think this fourth-grader has a winning smile? You’re going to love her winning “Fruity Kale Salad” recipe for our 2015 Kids Cooking Challenge. All hail the kale!

Held each year as part of our Walk On! program, this is an empowering contest for children ages 9–12. Young chefs from all over Arizona enter an original, healthy recipe for a side dish.

The main rule: The recipe has to include at least one fruit or veggie. 

With Arizona’s long, hot summer, there’s no better time to focus on the 5-2-1-0 goal. And when the kids complain there’s nothing to eat? Get ‘em in the kitchen to whip up the super-yummy top 5 recipes. VIEW THE RECIPES!

VIDEO: Chef Isabella shares her healthy outlook on life.

Get Your School Involved Next Year!

BCBSAZ will continue to offer the Walk On! Challenge in Arizona schools next year. If you know a teacher or a parent of a fourth- or fifth-grader who may want to learn more, please share the Walk On! website with them.

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1Source: Trust for America's Health

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This information is provided for educational purposes only. Individuals should always consult with their healthcare providers regarding medical care or treatment, as recommendations, services or resources are not a substitute for the advice or recommendation of an individual's physician or healthcare provider. Services or treatment options may not be covered under an individual’s particular health plan.