Leading Children to a Healthier Future
Let’s Move Pittsburgh, a healthy lifestyles program of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, brings together organizations, healthcare providers, educators, parents and caregivers in southwestern Pennsylvania to lead children toward a healthier future.
Let’s Move Pittsburgh leads 5-2-1-0, a movement to reinforce healthy lifestyle choices that benefit kids and their families, promoting four key messages about healthy eating and physical activity: 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables, 2 hours or less of recreational screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity and 0 sugary drinks and more water every day. The program also supports free family fitness events, health and wellness symposium and speaker series events, Champion Schools awards, the Green Light Foods mobile app and more, in addition to ongoing healthcare, school and community outreach. Launched in 2011, the program was inspired by the national Let’s Move! campaign to curb childhood obesity through raised awareness about the benefits of healthy foods, decreased screen time and increased physical activity.
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