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HEALTHY CHOICES COUNT! 

Live 5-2-1-0 

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.

FOUR LITTLE NUMBERS. ONE AWESOME WAY TO STAY HEALTHY! 

What is 5210

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.

GET INVOLVED

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 childcare centers, schools, healthcare institutions, and parents and community organizations to catalyze change for families in the places where we live, learn work and play.

Make the selection below that best defines the place where 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count can help you!

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Childcare Centers

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.

Family shopping

Parents and Caregivers

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. 

Doctor with child

Healthcare Settings

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.

Kids studying

School & School-aged Children

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.

LIVE 5-2-1-0