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5-2-1-0 Summit

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit on October 30, 2018, including attendees, speakers, panelists, exhibitors and sponsors! 

5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit 

October 30
Des Moines University Olsen Center

Join us to learn from experts from across the state working in the schools, child care, out-of-school programs, health care and communities as they share their experiences to adopt strategies to support the healthy choice as the easy choice. 

Continuing Education 
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration has approved 4.0 CPEU's for the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit.
  • Child Care Provider training hours will be offered.  Providers will need to register for the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count Summit on the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry and will receive 4 clock hours for content area 1. 
  • School Nutrition Professionals (Communications and Marketing - 4100): 4 hours
  • This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, AOA Category 2-A credit, and nursing contact hours. For additional details on these Continuing Education Credit click here

Funding Opportunity


  • School staff are eligible for sub-pay (up to $100) and mileage reimbursement ($0.39/mile).
  • Schools that attend will have the opportunity to apply for a $500 sub-grant to support school wellness. 

Child care 

  • Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children is offering mileage reimbursement up to 25 child care providers who attend the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit.  


9:00 - 9:30 a.m.         Registration

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.         Welcome

Gerd Clabaugh, Director - Iowa Department of Public Health  
Ryan Wise, Director - Iowa Department of Education
Jami Haberl, Executive Director - Iowa Healthiest State Initiative  

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.       Keynote Speaker 

Senator Tom Harkin (retired), Harkin Institute                      

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.     Physical Activity Break 

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.     How Schools are Changing 

Carrie Scheidel, MPH – Iowa Department of Education
Mary Ries, RN – Maquoketa Valley Community School District  
Sarah Peterson, RDN – Hy-Vee Inc. / Chariton Community School District

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.     Networking Lunch 

12:15 - 12:30 p.m.     Physical Activity Break

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.       Engaging Health Care Providers

Jennifer Groos, MD, FAAP – Blank Children’s Pediatric Clinic
Meredith Fishbane-Gordon, MD – University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Jill Alexander, MD – McFarland Clinic 
Tori Smith, DO – Mercy Iowa City
Vicki Novak, PA-C – Gunderson Health System 

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.         Starting with the Youngest Iowans

Erin Olson, Iowa Department of Public Health  
Hannah Olson, Child and Family Urban Movement, Des Moines
Michelle Brook, Curious Kids Child Care, Centerville
Gina Wells, Child Care Resource and Referral- Orchard Place, Des Moines

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.         Physical Activity Break 

2:15 – 2:55 p.m.        Community Support to Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice 

Jessica Wegner, RN, Gundersen Palmer Community Health
Amie Johansen, City of West Union
Stacie Schroeder, TigerHawk Connections Learning Center
Mary O’Kones, Kaleidoscope Kids Childcare Center, Inc.
Ashley Christensen, Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission

2:55 – 3:00 p.m.         Closing Remarks 


Capital City Fruit             Des Moines University            HyVee          Iowa Department of Education    Iowa Medical Society


All Kids Healthy at Blank Children's Hospital


Des Moines University

Discovery Toys 

Hy-Vee KidsFit

Iowa Department of Education - Team Nutrition

Iowa Healthiest State Initiative 

University of Iowa College of Public Health/Healthy LifeStars