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5-2-1-0 Summit

Join us for the 2nd Annual
5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit  


October 22

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Des Moines University | Olsen Center

Learn how the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! initiative can help your school, health care site, early-care program or out-of-school program make the healthy choice the easy choice though a variety of expert speakers and community coalitions. Additionally, we will learn how to create sustainable, impactful change at your 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! site or in your community. 

Download a full agenda for the day here.


Dr. Caitlin Pedati — Iowa Department of Public Health

Keynote speaker

Laura Perdue, RD, MPH  — University of Minnesota Extension

Creating Sustainable Change through Policies, Systems and Environmental Adjustments

If you teach it, will they change? In many instances, individual efforts to make healthy choices are deterred by the environments where we live, learn, work and play. In this session, we'll discuss how to go beyond traditional programs and create sustainable change by implementing policy, systems and environmental changes that make the healthy choice the easy choice.


The Importance of Community Involvement and Multi-Sector Coalition Building

Well Kids Coalition of Central Iowa
A Multi-Sector Approach to Children’s Health & Well-Being
Originally convened in 2016 by the United Way of Central Iowa, Well Kids Coalition provided an opportunity for organizations from a variety of sectors supporting healthy eating and physical activity for children and families to share missions, goals and strategies. With input from multi-disciplinary partners, the Coalition works to focus and prioritize their multi-sector work on improving health outcomes for children prenatal through age 18 primarily around childhood obesity.

Healthy Mason City Coalition
More information to come.

Interactive Sessions

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend two of the following three sessions:

Jody Gatewood, MS, RD, LD — Iowa State University Extension
Eating for the Health of It 
Join Registered Dietitian Jody Gatewood in the kitchen to learn new recipes and tips for fitting nutrition into busy lifestyles. Leave with the skills to do your own food demonstrations and share free nutrition resources with others in your school, clinic or community.

Melissa Clarke-Wharff — Courage League Sports

Get in the Game and Adapt your PLAY!
This session will challenge the audience to adapt their views of those who live daily with a disability - more than 20% of our population - and their need for access to positive physical and social activities. Participants will learn how one mother turned her son’s challenge into an inspiring inclusive community program and walk away with ideas to grow their own programming.

Kady Reese, MPH, CPHQ — Iowa Medical Society

Going Beyond the Grant: Strategies for Sustainability
Successful 5-2-1-0 implementation is about more than simply executing a grant.  It requires creating the processes and systems that enable and empower change.  This session will discuss the steps that come after creating those systems, leading to opportunities for long-term commitment and sustainability.

Parking Information and Maps of Des Moines University

Click here for a detailed map of DMU and the parking options at Des Moines University. 

Continuing Education Credits

Teacher License Renewal credit available to participants who attend the full day summit and commit to additional online course requirements for action planning and implementation. Contact 5210@everystep.org for more information. 

The 5-2-1-0 Summit is an approved training on the DHS Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry.  In addition to registering for the Summit, providers will need to register for the course on the DHS training registry as well (click enroll at the bottom of the page). Providers who participate in the summit will receive 5 hours of training credits under the following content areas:

  1. Planning a safe, healthy learning environment (4 hours)
  2. Steps to advance children's physical and intellectual development (1 hour)

School Reimbursement and $500 Sub-Grants
Mileage ($0.39/mile) and sub pay reimbursement (up to $100/individual) are available for school staff only. $500 sub-grants are available to support 5-2-1-0 implementation in Iowa schools. Schools or communities that plan to work with their schools that attend the Summit are eligible to apply. Funds will be issued to the school. Questions? Contact Carrie Scheidel at carrie.scheidel@iowa.gov

USDA School Nutrition Professional Standards
Key Area: Communications and Marketing (4100): 5.0 hours. 

Des Moines University Delta Dental of Iowa Healthy LifeStars
Blank Children's Hospital American Lung Association

Girls on the Run | YMCA
of Greater Des Moines

Iowa Farm to ECE & School Iowa Department of Agriculture
and Land Stewardship


Iowa Dept. of Public Health

Des Moines University

Iowa Medical Society