Primary Care Team
The Primary Care LEAD Team has focused on preventing and reducing childhood obesity. They have continued to utilize and expand the 5-2-1-0 prescription program. This program aims to provide simple steps towards achieving and maintaining a healthy weight among children by developing healthy habits that will last a lifetime. The program launched on January 1, 2017, and has since gained momentum in the community. Currently participating are 40 pediatricians and pediatric ARNPs from 5 practices at 12 locations across Polk County. These 40 providers have disseminated 804 prescriptions, and patients have selected 1,387 healthy habit goals.
Increase Health of Polk County residents
Expand the number of Primary Care providers partnering with children enrolled in "Healthy Habits" programs.
Create "Healthy Habits" curriculum building on basic nutrition counseling
Provide individualized nutrition and healthy habits counseling quarterly to children.
The 5210 Prescription for Healthy Habits gives the child the choice as to what healthy habit they want to commit to. They have the everyday healthy habit choice of eating at least 5 fruits or vegitables, reduce screen time to 2 hours or less. Get 1 hour of physical activity, or consume 0 sugary drinks. This program allows health providers to conversate with children and their parents about the importance of living a healthy lifestye.
The Primary Care LEAD Team are assembling their list of providers that will participate in the 5210 prescription program.
Primary Care Team
Holly Vida - Co-Chair, Community Volunteer
Suzanne Wright - Co-Chair, Florida department of Health
Penny Borgia – United Way of Central Florida
Ermelinda Centeno – Central Florida Health Care
Sairah Chachad – Community Volunteer
Sheryl Cooper – Florida Department of Health
Kim Eubanks – Polk County Board of County Commissioners
Carol Fox - Lakeland Regional Health
Linda Hawbaker - Florida Department of Health in Polk
Colleen Mangan – Florida Department of Health in Polk
Paula McGhee - Polk County Board of County Commissioners
Andrea Nikolai - University of Florida IFAS
Lauren Parkes - Lakeland Regional Health
Bo Razzano - Central Florida Healthcare
Nora Smith - Community Volunteer
Suzanne Wright - Florida department of Health