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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! 

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:

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 Workplaces:

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Health Care Providers:

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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. 

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5-2-1-0 RESOURCES:

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:

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Early Care Providers 

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.

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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. 

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Health Care Settings

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.

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Schools & After-School Programs 

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.

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Workplaces

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.

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Other 5-2-1-0 Resources

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:

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Posters & Brochures

Two different 11x14 posters and three different brochures. Free of charge.

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5-2-1-0 Feature

Interactive, one-page activity guide based on a monthly theme.

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Order T-Shirts

100% cotton T-shirt.  Adult and Youth sizes. Cost varies on quantity.

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Social Media

Spread the word on social media using the hashtag #HealthyChoicesCount!

Download social media graphics


STATEWIDE SPONSORS: 

IDPH   West Bank

5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! would not be possible with the support of statewide sponsors. With your support, we can help Iowa kids make the healthy choice when it comes to eating and playing. Click here to become a sponsor. If you have questions about the program, please visit the FAQ page

HEALTHIEST STATE INITIATIVE IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH:

IDPH .    UWCI .    IDOEIMS