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!
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:
Health Care Providers:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See communities in Iowa that have received grants from the Iowa Department of Public Health to support 5-2-1-0 projects.
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 printable activity guide based on a monthly theme.
Order 5-2-1-0 Gear
T-shirts, drawstring backpacks, water bottles, face masks and more!
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Find a social media toolkit, printable posters (multiple languages) & more!
More 5-2-1-0 Resources
CHECK OUT THE PROGRESS
Despite the challenges created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 5-2-1-0 network of workplaces, communities, schools, early care providers, out-of-school programs and health care clinics across the state continued to find ways to make #HealthyChoicesCount in 2021.
Take a look at some of the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! highlights from the past year:
5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! 2021 Annual Update