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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!

5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! is a nationally recognized and evidence-based prevention framework to promote healthy habits. The goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating through policy and environmental change. 

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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Schools & Out-of-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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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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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. 

Workplace

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!



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.

Place order here

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5-2-1-0 Feature

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

Learn More

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Order 5-2-1-0 Gear

T-shirts, drawstring backpacks, water bottles, face masks and more!

Place order here

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Social Media

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

Download social media graphics


coverCHECK OUT THE PROGRESS

Despite 2020 being a year of unique challenges, the 5-2-1-0 network continued to grow thanks to the dedication and hard work from our 5-2-1-0 Registered Sites!

One year after the launch of 5-2-1-0 in the workplace, this year's 5-2-1-0 Annual Update reports new data on how workplaces are using 5-2-1-0 strategies to create healthier workplace environments.

5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Annual Update


FRIENDS OF 5-2-1-0

5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! in Iowa would not be possible without the support of these partners & sponsors. Thank you!

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uwci

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If you are interested in partnering with the Healthiest State Initiative on 5-2-1-0 or sponsorship opportunities, contact Peri Montufar, Donor Relations Manager.