A healthy lifestyle requires a balance of good nutrition, being physically active and making good choices. Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness offers children and families educational programs on nutrition and physical activity.
For optimal health, families can prioritize habits such as:
Families can begin to prioritize health by using the 5-2-1-0 rule. We proudly use the 5-2-1-0 health promotion campaign to educate children and families about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, limiting screen time, being physically active and avoiding sugary drinks. The rules are simple and can be applied anytime and anywhere.
Learn more about 5-2-1-0 assemblies available for kindergarten through second grade in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana schools.
Learn more about the Healthy Living Wellness Group, a workshop series designed to help families reach their wellness goals.
Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness provides Dare to Care food pantries at participating Norton Children’s Medical Group and Norton Community Medical Group family practice offices. These food pantries provide food assistance to patients and families.
How can youth be set up to successfully reach the recommended physical activity guidelines? The FITT principle can help! This method uses four fundamentals — frequency, intensity, time and type — to help create a plan that will keep children on track to great health.
Here’s what a FITT plan looks like for various ages.
Preschool-age Children (Ages 3 to 5)
Children and teens (ages 6 to 17)
Power Up and Play is a class series designed to teach parents and their school-age children how to prepare healthy snacks and stay active together.