posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021
5 more communities to receive 5-2-1-0 grant funding
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announces expanded funding of 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!, which began in 2017 in Iowa. Five new communities will receive grants, while eleven communities currently funded for the initiative will receive additional grants.
The funded communities will work to create policies and environments that support healthy choices by implementing evidence-based strategies for healthy eating and active living in communities, schools, childcare and out-of-school programs, health care practices and workplaces.
New communities each receiving $30,000 in FY22 include:
- Centerville, Appanoose County
- Keokuk, Lee County
- Leon, Decatur County
- Oskaloosa, Mahaska County
- Postville, Allamakee County
Communities receiving a second year of funding at $15,000 include:
Communities receiving a final year of funding at $8,000 include:
5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! is a nationally recognized and evidence-based prevention framework to promote healthy habits. The goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating through policy and environmental change. 5-2-1-0 focuses on the importance of four simple daily health habits:
- 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables
- 2 hours or less of screen time (television, computer, video games, phones, etc.)
- 1 hour or more of physical activity
- 0 (or reduce) sugar-sweetened beverages - drink more water!
For more information about 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!, and to access free resources for your community, visit IowaHealthiestState.com/5210.