Think 5-2-1-0 countdown to success.
BMI-for-age percentile is only one measure of a healthy life. To help your child get to and/or stay at a healthy weight, follow these guidelines.
5 Eat at least 5 fruit or vegetables servings every day.
2 Limit screen time (TV, video games, computer) to less than 2 hours per day.
1 Get at least 1 hour of activity every day. Go for a walk, play outside, dance or jump rope.
0 Get zero calories from drinks except for skim, fat-free or 1% milk.
Adapted from the BMI Screening Guidelines for School Massachusetts Department of Public Health