Brookings Health System Sponsors Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 night at the Brookings Blizzard Game

Posted: 12/22/2014

Let's Go! 5-2-1-0 program logoBrookings Health System will offer healthy lifestyle education from the nationally recognized Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 childhood obesity program at the Friday, Jan. 2 Brookings Blizzard game against the Austin Bruins. 

Children who attend the game can learn about good nutrition and exercise based on the principles of “5-2-1-0”:

5 – fruit and vegetable servings every day

2 – hours or less of recreation screen time every day

1 – hour or more of physical activity every day

0 – sugary drinks, more water and low-fat milk

Booths covering each of the principles will be located in the Larson Ice Center second floor walkway on the east side of the arena. Children who learn about the 5-2-1-0 principles at all four booths will receive a free prize.

In addition, students who attended Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 education offered by Brookings Health System at the Boys and Girls Club this past fall will receive a free ticket to the game courtesy of the Brookings Blizzard. The students who completed all four education chapters will get to drop the puck at the game.

For more information on Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 or other childhood obesity prevention services available at Brookings Health System, please contact Dietitian Katy VanderWal at (605) 696-9000, ext. 7289.

Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 is funded by Brookings Health System Foundation. For more information on the Foundation, please call (605) 696-8855 or foundation@brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.