5-2-1-0 in the community

posted on Tuesday, March 2, 2021


5-2-1-0 bags distributed in four county region

Partnerships 4 Families is partnering with the Iowa Department of Public Health and other early childhood providers in Audubon, Carroll, Greene and Guthrie counties to promote the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! initiative to families with young children in the four county area. 

5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! is part of the Healthiest State Initiative and has resources for Early Care & Education to promote:

  • 5 fruits and vegetables a day
  • 2 hours or less of screen time
  • 1 or more hours of activity a day
  • 0 sugary drinks

Communities, businesses, schools and individuals across Iowa have promoted 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!, a nationally recognized and evidence based prevention framework to promote healthy habits.

libraryPartnerships 4 Families, the Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) area for Audubon, Carroll, Greene and Guthrie counties, worked with IDPH and many local early childhood programs to fill a 5-2-1-0 bag with information and items for parents to increase the physical activity and healthy eating of their young children. Local early childhood providers also included information about their services and other initiatives focused on young children. 

Bags were recently delivered to early childhood programs, child care centers and registered child care providers in the four county ECI area for direct distribution to children 2-3 years of age. Bags are also available at local libraries where families with children ages 2-3 can stop by and pick up a bag. Families must live in one of the four counties served by Partnerships 4 Families.

Learn more about Partnerships 4 Families at partnerships4families.org and Early Childhood Iowa at earlychildhood.iowa.gov.