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.
Celebrate 5-2-1-0 in October!
October is Healthiest State Month! Each week during the month will focus on one of the healthy habits featured in 5-2-1-0. Check out the toolkits and additional resources to help make Healthiest State Month a success at your school, child care site, health care clinic or workplace!
Join us at the 5-2-1-0 Summit on October 22
Learn from experts and peers across the state on how to create sustainable, impactful change using 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! at your school, after-school program, child care site, health care clinic or in your community. Registration is now open!
FOUR LITTLE NUMBERS. ONE AWESOME WAY TO STAY HEALTHY!
GET STARTED WITH 5-2-1-0!
We partner with early care providers, schools, health care institutions, and parents, workplaces and community organizations to catalyze change for families in the places where we live, learn, work and play.
Download the 5-2-1-0 Action Guide in your respective sector to get started:
Schools, After-School, Early Care:
The 5-2-1-0 Action Guide will walk your site through the steps to implement 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! at your site, including the resources below:
BECOME A 5-2-1-0 REGISTERED SITE:
Sign-up your school, early care site, out-of-school program, workplace or health care clinic as a 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! site. Registration is free, easy and gives your site access to exclusive resources and technical assistance.
Make the selection below that best defines the place where 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count can help you! Then click for fun activity ideas, tip sheets and more resources:
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 health care 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.
Healthy Choices Count! in the Workplace breaks down the key concepts of 5-2-1-0 into the focus areas of Eat Well, Move More and Feel Better.
Find even more resources for all sectors, including the 5-2-1-0 logo, social media graphics, 10 Strategies for Success, Message to Families and more!
STEP 3: PUT 5-2-1-0 INTO ACTION!
Now its time to let your site to start putting 5-2-1-0 into action. Here are few fun ways to get started:
Posters & Brochures
Two different 11x14 posters and three different brochures. Free of charge.
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Interactive, one-page activity guide based on a monthly theme.
100% cotton T-shirt. Adult and Youth sizes. Cost varies on quantity.
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