Healthy Behaviors Project 5210 & Kids in the Kitchen

The Mission:
To aid families in making lifestyle changes, to develop healthy eating habits and encourage physical fitness by focusing on a healthier way of life to combat childhood obesity and diabetes.

The Vision:
5210 represents a code for healthy living for children:
5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day
2 hours or less of television or electronic viewing per day
1 hour of physical activity or exercise per day, and
0 tolerance for alcohol, tobacco, and drugs

The Kids in the Kitchen initiative began in 2006 by the Association of Junior League International with the goal of engaging kids in the preparation of healthy meals as a means to educate them and their parents regarding nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. The Junior League of Beaumont hosts KIK programs throughout the year at various locations and events.