It’s a team-based healthy eating program that captures the excitement of tournament basketball and makes good nutrition fun. There’s no calorie counting, no weighing and measuring; just simple, easy-to-remember habits you build into your day. You’ll score big health improvements in 5 on 5.
All MCSIG members including employees, spouses, dependents and retirees. 5 on 5 is all about healthy choices. It shows you how you can improve your overall health through friendly team competition. By focusing on ways to eat better through simple daily habits wrapped in an exciting basketball tournament format, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to adopt healthy eating patterns.
5 on 5 games are played daily, Monday through Friday. Each day your team squares off against another opponent. There are 7 daily ways to score points (“shots”), plus the chance at a daily Free Throw, and 3 weekly shots. You get 3 points for choices with the greatest health impact and those that are the most challenging (like 3 servings of vegetables a day), 1 or 2 points for those that are still important but a little easier. For more details, see FAQ.
Registration and team formation (preseason) begin on Monday, August 23 and end Thursday, September 16. Once you’re registered, you can warm up for the program by reading the 5 on 5 Rules, practicing your shots, and trying the delicious, healthy recipes. Be sure your team of 5 is formed no later than Thursday, September 16 so you experience all the great benefits of 5 on 5.