What is the Health Heroes program?

5210 health hero graphicThe 5210 Health Heroes program is a free program sponsored by Healthy Kids Club.*

The goal of the program is to recognize students and staff for being healthy role models and practicing the 5210 healthy habits.

It’s a great way to build visibility and momentum for 5210 prior to the Schools on the Move 5210 Challenge in February!

Why

5 – Healthy foods at meals, snacks and celebrations make for healthy children.
2 – Limiting screen time can help children get better sleep, improve their grades, and lower their risk for being overweight or obese.
1 – Daily physical activity is essential to learning; active students are better academic performers with improved attention and attitude.
0 – Children get too much sugar from juice, soda, sports and energy drinks. Water is the best choice

How it works

  • Each month, students and staff can nominate other students and staff to be recognized as a 5210 Health Hero.
  • Your school wellness team will review the nominations each month and will select up to 4 students/staff to be recognized. Winning nominees will receive a Health Heroes t-shirt, car magnet and recognition certificate.
  • Winners will complete a “What I Do To Stay Healthy” form which can be displayed with their picture on a designated bulletin board/wall for all to see!

Sign us up!

To register your school for the 5210 Health Heroes program, please download this form or send an email to laurie.zenner@uchealth.org with your name, the name of your school, and your email.

Questions?

Please contact Laurie Zenner at laurie.zenner@uchealth.org or 970-495-7511.

*Special thanks to the Northern Colorado Health Alliance/Make Today Count Campaign for this great idea!