5210 Let's Go! • Florida Department of Health in Volusia County
5210 Lets Go Volusia
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5-2-1-0 is a healthy lifestyle campaign to help volusia county residents attain optimal health.

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Rethink Your Drink!

Find alternatives to sugary drinks. Choose water and low-fat milk instead. This simple step can have a big impact on your health. Sugary drinks include sodas, sports drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks, sweetened tea, flavored coffee, and juice.

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Did You Know...

  • Excessive intake of sugar has been linked to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
  • Water is the best choice for hydration, even when you are exercising or being physically active.
  • Juices labeled "fruit drink" or "punch" may only contain 5% real juice or less. These products typically contain 6-8 teaspoons added sugar per cup.
  • A 20oz bottle of soda contains 17 teaspoons of added sugar!
  • Milk contains calcium and vitamin D, which is important for children's growing bones and teeth.

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Drink More Water!

Did you know that water makes up 60% of your body weight? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues. So, how much do we need to drink every day? It varies greatly depending on your activity level, age, gender, and body size. Also, living in the Florida heat means we need more water. Let thirst be your guide. Have water available throughout the day especially for outdoor activities. An added bonus, swap high calorie beverages for water to get rid of empty calories and help with weight loss goals.

Put the Brakes on Juice

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Children can easily drink too much fruit juice. It taste good and never gives you the feeling of fullness that whole fruit does. Too much juice can contribute to poor nutrition, obesity, and tooth decay.

  • No juice for children under 1 year.
  • 1-3 year olds, no more than ½ cup per day.
  • Maximum of 4-6 ounces per day for 4-6 year olds
  • 7-18 year olds, limit juice to 1 cup per day.
  • Dilute the juice with water to serve less juice.
  • Do not allow your child to carry a cup or box of juice throughout the day
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

Healthy tips!

  • Be a role model. Drink water throughout the day. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator.
  • Add flavor to your water. Add fresh lemon, lime or orange wedges to water for natural flavor.
  • Use a water bottle. Give everyone a water bottle to take to school or work. Encourage them to refill it oftern.
  • Stay hydrated when being active. Always remember to have water available when being physically active.
  • Eat fruit instead of drinking juice. Real fruit is always better. If you server fruit juice, choose 100% juice.
  • Buy, serve and drink water or low-fat milk. Avoid keeping sweetened drinks and juice in the house.

Common Sugary Drink Myths

Myth #1: Fruit drinks are healthy.
Fruit drinks can have 10% or less of juice, which means that the main ingredient added is sugar.

Myth #2: Children need fruit drinks to get enough vitamin C.
Whole fruits and vegetables are the best source of vitamin C. Good sources of vitamin C include strawberries, oranges, kale, tomatoes, broccoli and potatoes.

Myth #3: Children need sports drinks after vigorous physical activity.
Drinking sports drinks during routine physical activity or to satisfy thirst increases your risk of excess weight gain. Most sports drinks contain 4 teaspoons of added sugar per cup.

For more information please visit the links below

Eat Five

Limit Two

Play One

Drink Zero