Thurs., March 9; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
5-2-1-0 Speaker Series

Join our bimonthly discussion of new ways to build healthy environments for children.

In honor of its five year anniversary, Let’s Move Pittsburgh is hosting a 5-2-1-0 Speaker Series to celebrate the efforts of local organizations who are making a difference in children’s health through the 5-2-1-0 program. These bimonthly events provide a free service to educators, healthcare professionals, parents and caregivers and anyone who has a passion for the wellbeing of our children. Guest speakers will present on their work and share the latest recommendations for how to build healthy environments for the children they serve each day. Each session will be accompanied by a Champion Schools poster session and interactive lessons. This series of events will generate new partnerships, collective action and continued efforts for another five years of work to make Allegheny County the healthiest place for children to live, learn and grow with 5-2-1-0!

March | The Building Blocks of a Healthy Life

Thurs., March 9 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Center for Sustainable Landscapes Classroom

For our March installment, Janine E. Jones, a UPMC Health Plan health coach, and Dr. Todd Wolynn, chief executive officer of Kids Plus Pediatrics, will discuss the importance of healthy nutrition and breastfeeding at the beginning of life. Join us to learn tips on how to establish healthy habits at a young age and gain recommendations for positive parenting strategies for raising healthy kids. Enjoy networking, food demos and poster sessions while gaining information for our knowledgeable presenters. This event is free to attend, however advanced R.S.V.P. is required.

About the Speakers

Janine E. Jones

Janine E. Jones, M.Ed., R.D., C.D.E., has built a successful career in health coaching, nutrition, and diabetes education over the past 20 years in several different regions. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator, she has provided medical nutrition therapy, counseling and diabetes education in Ohio, South Florida, the Pacific Northwest, and Pittsburgh. She gained experience and developed a robust skill set in diverse settings such as large teaching research medical centers, small rural hospitals, Head Start programs, outpatient nutrition counseling, diabetes programs and telephonic health coaching. Janine is currently a full-time Health Coach Diabetes Educator at UPMC Health Plan, supporting healthy lifestyle change for UPMC Health Plan’s members in weight management, nutrition, physical activity, stress management and tobacco cessation. In her spare time, she volunteers on the wellness committee of her children’s pre-K – 5 school.

Dr. Todd Wolynn

Dr. Todd Wolynn always loved to build things. When he was a kid, his favorite toys were his building blocks; he’d create cities and castles for all sorts of battles with his army toys and action figures. A proud product of the Pittsburgh Public Schools — Colfax, Reizenstein, Allderdice — Dr. Wolynn has grown up, but he’s still that same kid at heart; he’s still living in the East End, and he’s still building. These days, his goal is to build the model pediatric practice for the 21st Century. Dr. Wolynn graduated from Washington and Jefferson University and the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, then earned a Master's in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He’s been a board-certified pediatrician and an International Board-Certified lactation consultant for more than 20 years, and he currently serves as both the CEO and President of Kids Plus Pediatrics and the Executive Director of the Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh.

Meeting Schedule

5:30 – 6 p.m.       Networking, Champion Schools poster session and refreshments
6 – 7 p.m.            Presentations and Q&A
7 – 7:30 p.m.       Networking, Champion Schools poster session and refreshments

Kids' Session: C is for Creative

While you learn, your children can too! Register young explorers ages 2 – 8 to attend a free health education session while you attend our 5-2-1-0 Speakers Series. At this month's session, children will get their creative juices flowing by participating in crafts, fun activities and more while learning about healthy foods and exercise! Register today, as space is limited!

The series is free to attend; however, advance registration is required and space for our kids' session is limited. To R.S.V.P., complete our online form or sign up on our Meetup page.

Act 48 credits will be available for this program.

Upcoming Talks

Save the date for these upcoming installments of the Speaker Series, and stay tuned for more details:

Thurs., May 11 | Screen Time: The Good and the Bad
Speak with media and medical experts about screen time and learn about the different types of media and limits.

Thurs., July 13 | Make Playtime Count
Discuss the importance of play to children’s well-being and learn strategies for adding healthy activities to playtime.

Thurs., Sept. 14 | Decoding Online Resources
Learn from experts how to find valid information and reliable sources for children’s health tips online. 

Directions and Parking 

The Speaker Series takes place in the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) Classroom which is located on the facility’s first floor. The main Conservatory entrance will be closed, as these meetings take place after normal business hours; to access the CSL, follow Frew Street (located between the Oakland/Schenley Park bridge and the Christopher Columbus statue), which will take you around the Conservatory to the lower campus. Guest parking spaces are available on your left as you approach the CSL.

Our Goals

  • To provide impactful networking opportunities for youth-serving providers and caregivers
  • To promote the 5-2-1-0 message and encourage others to adopt it as a formula for healthy living
  • To celebrate the success of local initiatives including Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s Champion Schools  
  • To equip participants with an awareness of resources that can be used to build healthy environments 
  • To inspire youth-serving providers and caregivers to help children in our region lead healthy lives

What Is 5-2-1-0?

5-2-1-0 is a movement to reinforce healthy lifestyle choices that benefit local kids and their families. The 5-2-1-0 movement promotes four key messages about healthy eating and physical activity. These are: 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day, 2 hours or less of recreational screen time every day, 1 hour or more of physical activity every day, and 0 sugary drinks and more water every day. To learn more, visit our 5-2-1-0 website.

Let’s Move Pittsburgh is made possible with support from UPMC Health Plan, Hillman Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. 

The 5-2-1-0 program is adapted from Let’s Go!

Select photos © Brian Cohen

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