It is more than just the zip code for Stockton, California. It also is an innovative formula to help children and teens live a healthier lifestyle. The 9-5-2-1-0 habits include: 9 hours of sleep per day; 5 servings of fruits and vegetables; 2 hours or less of screen time outside of school; 1 hour of physical activity a day; and 0 sugar-added beverages.
WMHS is one of many organizations in our community collaborating to support healthy food and beverage choices and encourage physical activity among children and families. This group, Make Healthy Choices Easy, has a number of other initiatives underway to promote better health.
The best way to teach kids healthy habits is for adults to model safe and healthy choices every day. We all can serve as role models—and improve our own health, too.