When fourth- and fifth-graders accept the Walk On! Challenge, they are agreeing to track how many minutes they exercise, how many fruits and vegetables they eat, how much screen time they get and how many sweetened drinks they have every day in the month of February.
Their goal every day is 5-2-1-0:
The 5-2-1-0 formula provides a memorable way of learning the healthy habits essential to avoiding childhood obesity, a health problem facing one-third of all children in Arizona.
This program is provided to schools at no cost on behalf of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. PLUS participating fourth- and fifth-grade teachers from qualified schools will also have the chance to win one of five $5,000 grants for their school from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
Thank you to all the teachers for your participation and encouragement of your fourth- and fifth-graders.