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When kids learn healthy behaviors, it sets them on a path to grow into happy, healthy adults. At Healthy Together, we’re working with community partners to help children establish healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Led by Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital, the Healthy Together program aims to reduce obesity and chronic disease by creating environments that support healthy choices. And by partnering with schools, healthcare practices, childcare centers, out-of-school programs and workplaces, Healthy Together reaches kids and families where they live, learn, work and play.

The 5-2-1-0 message


Healthy Together promotes following 5-2-1-0, an evidenced-based message endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.

What does 5-2-1-0 stand for? It’s a simple guide for practicing healthy habits each day.

  1. Icon 5 Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies
  2. Icon 2 Spend 2 hours or less on recreational screen time
  3. Icon 1 Get at least 1 hour of physical activity
  4. Icon 0 Drink 0 sugary beverages
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See how we’re building a culture of healthy living in our community – and raising a healthier generation of kids.

Get Involved


In order for kids to build positive habits, they need an environment that empowers them to make healthy choices. With a free toolkit full of resources and personal support from local program leaders, we make it easy to bring Healthy Together (and 5-2-1-0) to your site.

Toolkits are available for the following settings:

Schools

Schools

Elementary schools
(grades K through 6)

Centers

Childcare Centers and Out-of-School

Day care, preschool, Camps, after-school and faith-based programs

Healthcare

Healthcare Practices

Elementary schools
(grades K through 6)

Workplaces

Workplaces

Day care, preschool, Camps, after-school and faith-based programs

Our impact


While our work is far from done, we’re proud of the difference Healthy Together has made and know it wouldn’t be possible without community support. Together, we’re raising a healthier generation of kids – one child at a time.

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2020 Highlights

  • 80 sites implemented Healthy Together
  • 140,000 children and their families were reached by Healthy Together
  • 16 schools earned recognition for their efforts in making positive changes
  • More than 9,300 community members participated in 63 events with 5-2-1-0 education

Community events


We believe everyone in our community should have access to health education. In addition to implementing Healthy Together in structured settings, we also provide 5-2-1-0 education at community events throughout the 10 counties we serve.

To request the Healthy Together program at your event, please complete this form.

Request Form

Contact us


To learn more about Healthy Together, please send us an email.

Email Healthy Together

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Find pediatricians in your neighborhood. If you need help scheduling, call 704-512-7814.

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