HEALTHY CHOICES COUNT!
Parents. Teachers. Health care providers. Business leaders. When it comes to kids, there’s one thing everyone wants – for them to be healthy! That’s why Iowa has created Healthy Choices Count! It’s a health-focused movement for kids that’s under the nationally recognized program, 5-2-1-0.
This proven, scientific method helps keep kids healthy by focusing on the importance of good habits. And it all starts by encouraging them to eat and play the right way. It’s how they can live 5-2-1-0.
October is Healthiest State Month!
Celebrate 5-2-1-0 all month long with us! Find how you can can participate here.
FOUR LITTLE NUMBERS. ONE AWESOME WAY TO STAY HEALTHY!
Put it all together and Iowa kids now have an easy (not to mention proven) way to remember how to have fun while practicing healthy habits.
Now that you know what 5-2-1-0 stands for, it’s time to get involved! Whether you’re a parent, teacher, childcare provider or business leader, you can help Iowa kids learn the importance of staying healthy. We partner with early child care centers, schools, health care institutions, and parents and community organizations to catalyze change for families in the places where we live, learn work and play.
Do you want to know what schools, child care centers, out-of-school programs or health care sites are registered? Click here to learn more about registered sites and how your school, child care center, out-of-school program or health care sites can sign up as a 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! site. Registration is free and easy.
Make the selection below that best defines the place where 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count can help you!
Caregivers who establish the values of 5-2-1-0 in the early years of children’s lives — from birth to age 5 — can form healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
Using 5-2-1-0 at home and in the community provides a positive environment for kids to build healthy habits and interact with peers as they learn and grow.
By incorporating 5-2-1-0 messages into your healthcare practice, you can promote healthy lifestyles and give your patients the tools they need to get and stay healthy.
As places where kids spend so much time, schools are perfectly positioned to use 5-2-1-0 alongside nutritious food options and creative activity opportunities.
TOGETHER, WE CAN CREATE HEALTHIER IOWA KIDS!
With your support, we can help Iowa kids make the right choices when it comes to eating and playing. Because Healthy Choices Count! Contact us with questions or for more information.
Order free 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count materials including posters and brochures.
Check out these interactive and fun activities for kids! Plus downloadable social media graphics and posters to help you spread the 5-2-1-0 message.
Schools, childcare, out of school program and healthcare sites are invited to sign up as a 5-2-1-0 site and join an important network of sectors working towards healthier environments where young Iowans live, learn, and play. Registration is free and easy.
The Champion Toolkit was designed to assist you with how you can create a healthy environment and encourage 5-2-1-0 habits with the children you serve.
The 5-2-1-0 Feature provides resources, social media posts and activities to celebrate Healthy Choices Count each month.