5-2-1-0 Message and Let’s Go! Model Spread Across the U.S.!

Authored by Karen Schebaum

Let's Go! Nation ImageDid you know that both 5-2-1-0 and the Let’s Go! multi-setting model have spread across the country? In 2012 Let’s Go! provided some degree of technical assistance to over 120 sites in 36 states! Some organizations and sites have adopted the 5-2-1-0 message, while other organizations are implementing the Let’s Go! model in multiple settings.

Interestingly, over the years as organizations adopted the 5-2-1-0 message, many of them elected to innovate the mnemonic to include messages such as the benefits of eating breakfast, getting enough sleep, breast feeding, and dairy consumption. Examples include:

521 Almost None                      Nemours

54321 Go!®                                 Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC)

BB 210                                           National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ)

75210                                             Seattle Children’s Hospital

5321 Almost None                    Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, North Carolina

95210                                             Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition (NVHKC)

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Karen Schebaum is a manager at the Kids CO-OP, Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center – Home Office for Let’s Go!.