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In honor of its five year anniversary, Let’s Move Pittsburgh (http://letsmovepittsburgh.org), a program of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, is hosting a 5-2-1-0 Speaker Series to celebrate the efforts of local organizations who are making a difference in children’s health through the 5-2-1-0 program (https://phipps.conservatory.org/lets-move-pittsburgh/our-programs/5-2-1-0). These bimonthly events provide a free service to educators, healthcare professionals, parents and caregivers and anyone who has a passion for the wellbeing of our children. Guest speakers will present on their work and share the latest recommendations for how to build healthy environments for the children they serve each day. Each session will be accompanied by a Champion Schools (https://phipps.conservatory.org/lets-move-pittsburgh/our-programs/champion-schools) poster session and interactive lessons. This series of events will generate new partnerships, collective action and continued efforts for another five years of work to make Allegheny County the healthiest place for children to live, learn and grow with 5-2-1-0!
The series is free to attend; however, advance registration is required. Childcare will be available for a maximum of 12 children from ages 2 – 8 and must be requested in advance. To inquire about childcare, please send an email to email@example.com. Act 48 credits will be available for this program.
Save the date for these upcoming installments of the Speaker Series, and stay tuned for more details:
Thurs., Nov. 10 | 5-2-1-0: The Doctor's Orders (https://www.meetup.com/5210speakerseries/events/234243956/)
This talk will cover the perspective of medical professionals on how to practice 5-2-1-0 as a family.
Sign up > (https://www.meetup.com/5210speakerseries/events/234243956/)
Thurs., Jan. 12 | 5-2-1-0 in your Kitchen
From shopping to cooking to eating, learn how to boost your family’s fruit and vegetable intake with tasty, healthy meals.
Thurs., March 9 | Tips for Healthy Kids from 0 – 4
This session will feature early childhood experts who can speak to the importance of establishing healthy habits at a young age and provide recommendations for positive parenting strategies for raising healthy kids.
Thurs., May 11 | Screen Time: The Good and the Bad
Speak with media and medical experts about screen time and learn about the different types of media and limits.
Thurs., July 13 | Make Playtime Count
Child development specialists will highlight how play is critical to child wellbeing and share strategies for incorporating healthy activities into play time.
Thurs., Sept. 14 | Navigating the Web: Finding Quality Resources on Children’s Health
Finding trustworthy sources and tips for children’s health can be challenging. Learn from the experts about how to find valid information and reliable sources.
Directions and Parking
The Speaker Series takes place in the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) Classroom which is located on the facility’s first floor. The main Conservatory entrance will be closed, as these meetings take place after normal business hours; to access the CSL, follow Frew Street (located between the Oakland/Schenley Park bridge and the Christopher Columbus statue), which will take you around the Conservatory to the lower campus. Guest parking spaces are available on your left as you approach the CSL.
To provide impactful networking opportunities for youth-serving providers and caregiversTo promote the 5-2-1-0 message and encourage others to adopt it as a formula for healthy livingTo celebrate the success of local initiatives including Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s Champion Schools To equip participants with an awareness of resources that can be used to build healthy environments To inspire youth-serving providers and caregivers to help children in our region lead healthy lives
What Is 5-2-1-0?
5-2-1-0 is a movement to reinforce healthy lifestyle choices that benefit local kids and their families. The 5-2-1-0 movement promotes four key messages about healthy eating and physical activity. These are: 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day, 2 hours or less of recreational screen time every day, 1 hour or more of physical activity every day, and 0 sugary drinks and more water every day. To learn more,visit our 5-2-1-0 website (https://phipps.conservatory.org/lets-move-pittsburgh/our-programs/5-2-1-0).