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EARLY CARE PROVIDERS

BE A HEALTHY ROLE MODEL:

  • Eat healthy foods. 
  • Limit use of handheld devices.
  • Participate in physical activity.
  • Drink water.

GET STARTED WITH 5-2-1-0:

Early care sites, including in-home care providers and child care centers, are invited to sign up as a 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Registered Site and join an important network of sectors working towards healthier environments where young Iowans live, learn and play. 

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5-2-1-0 ACTION GUIDE:

The 5-2-1-0 Action Guide will walk your early care site through the steps to implement 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!

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FACT SHEETS & ACTIVITIES:

These resources are sorted by the 10 Strategies of Success and their corresponding Action Items (from the 5-2-1-0 Early Care Registration survey):

Strategy 1: Limit unhealthy choices for snacks and celebrations, while providing healthy choices

Strategy 2: Limit or eliminate sugary drinks - provide water

Strategy 3: Prohibit the use of food as a reward

Strategy 4: Provide opportunities to get physical activity every day

Strategy 5: Limit recreational screen time

Strategy 6: Participate in local, state and national initiatives that support healthy eating and active living

Strategy 7: Engage community partners to help support healthy eating and active living

Strategy 8: Partner with and education families adopting and maintaining a lifestyle that supports healthy eating and active living

Strategy 9: Implement a staff wellness program that includes healthy eating and active living

Strategy 10: Collaborate with Food and Nutrition Programs to offer healthy food and beverage options