YMCA

Health & Nutrition

   Let’s go! is helping kids and families eat healthy and be active. We understand it’s important to have a consistent message about healthy habits where you live, learn, work and play. So we partner with teachers, doctors, child care providers, and community organizations to help share the same four healthy habits of “5 2 1 0” everyday: 

5 – fruits and veggies
2 – hours or less of recreational screen time*
1 – hour or more of physical activity
0 – sugary drinks, more water and low-fat milk

* Keep TV/computer out of bedroom. No screen time under the age of 2

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Aim, Build, Choose for Good Health

Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. There are many foods and many ways to build a healthy diet and lifestyle…so there is lots of room for choice. Enjoy the food you and your family eat and take action for good health.

By following these Guidelines, you can promote your health and reduce your risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis. These diseases are leading causes of death and disability among Americans.

The ABC’s of nutrition for your health and that of your family are:

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How much are you eating?

Many people feel that the bigger the portion, the better.But is that so? Not if you’re trying to manage your weight.One key to getting or keeping your weight in a healthy range is to eat sensible portions.That’s easy to say—but not always so easy to do! This brochure gives tips to help you decide what sensible portions are for you, and to help you stick to those reasonable portion sizes.

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6 Weeks of Heart Healthy Tips

Implement one tip a day for six weeks to improve your cardiovascular health

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