Growing Healthy Family Postcard

All parents know that they should teach their children to eat healthy and encourage them to exercise. The 5-2-1-0 message provides suggestions for building healthy, active lives for everyone in the family. Staff can share this postcard with parents to put on the refrigerator as a reminder to make healthy choices every day.

Growing Helathy Family Goals plate of healthy foods.See PDF Version: Growing Healthy Postcard [PDF, 479KB]

There are lots of ways to grow healthy but you don't have to do them all at once.


  • Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables a day.
  • Keep screen time (like TV, video games, computer) down to 2 hours or less per day.
  • Get 1 hour or more of physical activity every day.
  • Drink 0 sugar-sweetened drinks. Replace soda pop, sports drinks and even 100% fruit juice with milk or water.

Growing Healthy Family Postcard. HHS/ACF/OHS/NCH. 2013. English.

Last Reviewed: June 2013

Last Updated: November 13, 2014