Elementary and middle school children were challenged to apply their talent at creating a 5-2-1-0 Healthy NH jingle by putting their personal spin on the following 5-2-1-0 message: 

  • Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day;
  • Cut TV and computer time to 2 hours or less a day;
  • Spend at least 1 hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day; and
  • Restrict soda and sugar-sweetened drinks.

The goal of the contest was to help spread these important guidelines to students and their families across the state.  The top two winners were professionally recorded and are available for download for use at home, school or other locations where a healthy message for children is desirable.  

Lucy Eills of Concord won first place for the 3rd – 5th grade category with her 5-2-1-0 Hop on the Healthy Bus rendition of the message.

Jonah Siegel of Westmoreland garnered the second place prize with his folksy tune accompanied by guitar.

The full list of jingles receiving recognition include:

1st Place (3rd-5th grade)

Lucy Eills, Concord

2nd Place (3rd-5th grade)

Jonah Siegel, Westmoreland

3rd Place (3rd-5th grade)

John Doss, Hopkinton

Honorable Mention (3rd-5th grade)

Anna Philbrook Music Therapy Group

1st Place (K-2nd grade)

Freedom Elementary 2nd Grade Class

Special Award

Londonderry Middle School Music Department


We appreciate the support of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation in supporting this effort.

The top two winning jingles as well as a wide variety of 5-2-1-0 materials including nutritious snack tips, exercise suggestions, the ever popular goal trackers, and more are available for free download at www.healthynh.com or by calling 603-225-0900.