Mt. Pleasant worked with the existing Healthy Henry County Communities coalition to include 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!
Schools that attended the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit in October 2018 were given the opportunity to apply for a $500 mini grant from the Iowa Department of Education to implement 5-2-1-0 strategies at their site.
Giant board games were purchased using the 5-2-1-0 grant and matching funds from Visit Mason City.
Not only do low-income Iowans get access to healthy foods, but local farmers make more money, and more food dollars stay in the local economy – instead of going 1,500 miles away.
5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! recommends that Iowa kids drink 0 sugary drinks, and instead drink more water.
Each school, workplace and individual award finalist submitted a short video to showcase their work.
Dubuque has seen success spreading the 5-2-1-0 message across their community and they are excited to share what they have planned in 2019.
From water bottle filling stations to an ice rink, this is how the 2018 Healthiest State Award winners made changes in their community.
Even if your company has robust wellness programming already in place, there is still room to incorporate 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!
One community member in Preston is challenging her town to walk 1,000 miles.
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