5-2-1-0 Virtual Summit

posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020


5-2-1-0 ideas you crowdsourced

Even though the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit was held virtually this year, attendees still got the opportunity to engage with speakers and panelists with the help of technology.

summitOne of the best parts of the 5-2-1-0 Summit, traditionally, is all of the great ideas that are shared from Iowans working to create healthy environments across the state. 

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Here are some of the great ideas that were crowdsourced during the opening keynote session from Angie Tagtow, Äkta Strategies, LLC, on "Creating Optimal 5-2-1-0 Impacts using Policy, System, and Environmental (PSE) Strategies." 

Angie asked attendees: "What are 3 great things happening in your community right now?" Many attendees shared health and wellness related activities happening in their community! 

Here's what attendees shared:

  • New bike lanes constructed in community
  • Painting 5-2-1-0 hopscotch templates on playgrounds
  • Schools and communities installing water bottle filling stations
  • School district has active wellness committee in place
  • School counseling office sends out "Wednesday Wellness" challenges for staff
  • StoryWalk installed outside of community public library
  • Improved access and amenities on community walking trails
  • Pick A Better Snack programming in schools
  • Parks & Recreation Department hosts active living events for families
  • Non-food based fundraiser (example: Warrior Dash in Norwalk, Superhero Fun Run/Walk)
  • Community wellness coalitions (example: Active Ottumwa, Healthy Cass County)
  • School hosts yoga classes twice weekly for staff members and weekly for everyone
  • Lessons on mindfulness and yoga incorporated with students
  • Greenhouse on school grounds
  • Sensory Hallway installed in elementary schools
  • "Pop Up Produce" stands
  • Bike repair stations along bike trails
  • Outdoor learning environments and spaces at school
  • Farm to School and Early Care Network activities
  • Increasing local food procurement via a Harvest of the Month Program
  • Participation in SWITCH programming
  • Strong, dedicated garden teams at our school buildings
  • Employee wellness program including walking path and healthy food pantry for staff
  • Large outdoor games available for use at community events
  • Free fitness classes at community recreation center
  • Hot lunch program at school utilizes locally-grown produce
  • County conservation center offers free outdoor programming year-round
  • New playground installed at school
  • Annual Kids Fishing Day yearly to encourage families to use local pond 
  • “Grow Another Row” produce sharing 
  • Buddy up 1:1 a middle/high school student with an elementary student for a walk
  • Healthy LifeStars programming
  • Chalking messages or activities on sidewalks or walking trails
  • 10,000 Staff Step Challenge: Encourage staff to walk 10,000 steps per day
  • Hydration Challenge to encourage staff to drink water
  • Partner with local library to incorporate 5-2-1-0 in summer reading program
  • Hy-Vee KidsFit Wellness Week Challenge
  • Order 5-2-1-0 water bottles for students and staff
  • Collaborate with local YMCA for wellness programming
  • Local library provides bikes (summer) and ice skates (winter) for check-out
  • Celebrate Healthiest State Month with weekly activities
  • Include 5-2-1-0 information in monthly newsletters
  • Planet Walk: Put the planets at distances and gave information about the solar system
  • Walk With A Doc events

If you missed the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Virtual Summit and you'd like to view recorded sessions, you can REGISTER to have instant access to the recordings.