Michigan 4-H Healthy Living Challenge: 5-2-1-0 For Your Health

Michigan 4-H Healthy Living Challenge: 5-2-1-0 For Your Health

Each year, more than 200,000 Michigan 4-H youth pledge their health to better living for their clubs, communities, country and world. As one of the four main pillars of 4-H, Michigan 4-H encourages 4-H’ers across the state to join them in focusing on healthy living at the start of 2018. Throughout the months of January and February, 4-H youth are invited to participate in the 5-2-1-0 Challenge to help jumpstart a year of healthy living in 2018.

5-2-1-0 For Your Health

Throughout the months of January and February, youth should strive for the following each day:

  • 5 servings of fruits and vegetables
  • 2 hours or less of screen time (TVs, computers and tablets)
  • 1 hour of physical activity
  • 0 sweetened beverages (soda and juices)

To help you keep track of your progress, we’ve created a helpful tracking sheet. Record your efforts each day and at the end of February, submit your form to your county 4-H program coordinator. All individuals who submit a tracking sheet will receive a healthy living prize!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long do I have to track my progress for in order to earn a prize?
A: Michigan 4-H encourages you to work on achieving the 5-2-1-0 goals for the full months of January and February (and the rest of 2018!) but tracking your progress for any amount of time is a step in the right direction!

Q: Do I have to fulfill each aspect of the 5-2-1-0 Challenge each day to participate?
A: No! Even achieving part of the challenge is beneficial to your health. Track your progress on each of the goals each day, even if you fall short occasionally.

Q: Do I have to be in 4-H to participate?
A: The 5-2-1-0 Challenge is open to all Michigan youth, regardless of their 4-H affiliation. However, you must submit your completed form to the MSU Extension 4-H program coordinator in your county in order to receive the prize. To connect with your local program coordinator, visit the MSU Extension website.

For More Information

Contact Kea Norrell-Aitch, 4-H healthy living educator, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 586-469-6264.