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Live 5-2-1-0

Advice on healthy living for kids and parents can be confusing, and at times overwhelming. Live 5-2-1-0 simplifies this information into a comprehensive, evidence-based message for school-aged children (aged 5-12 years) that’s simple, clear, and easy to learn: 

Every day, 

  • enjoy FIVE or more vegetables and fruits, 
  • no more than TWO hours of recreational screen time, 
  • at least ONE hour of active play, 
  • and ZERO sugary drinks. 



Live5210.ca is a place for families, health care providers, and community partners from all sectors to learn about the Live 5-2-1-0 message and access tools and resources to help promote and support healthy behaviours in kids. There are over 50+ resources available to download for free from the Resource Hub, as well as links to online training courses, videos and more! Examples of resources include: 

  • Family Physician Toolkit: Healthy Habits Questionnaire (age 2-9 or 10+) 
  • CME-accredited Motivational Interviewing training course (online) 
  • Family Physician Toolkit: Guide to Respectfully Discuss Weight with Pediatric Patients 
  • Sleep Resource & Infographic 
  • Tip Sheets for Families 
  • Sugary Drink Fact Sheet 
  • Screen Time Fact Sheet 
  • Around the World Outdoor Games Booklet 
  • Weekly Goal Tracker Sheet 

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Live 5-2-1-0 App  

Building healthy habits just got easier! The Live 5-2-1-0 App guides children through the steps of building a weekly goal – kids can focus on healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing screen time, and more.  

The Live 5-2-1-0 App also serves as a tool for healthcare providers to help initiate conversations about healthy behaviours with families and to track behaviour change in patients over time. 

Learn more about the Live 5-2-1-0 App here or download today to Live 5-2-1-0 every day! Available from the App Store and Google Play