Parents and Caregivers

Parents and Caregivers

Create a healthy home environment – where kids are active and eat healthy foods – with the help of these 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! resources! 

Be a healthy role model:

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

You can keep track of your healthy habits as a family using a 5-2-1-0 Goal Tracker. Post on the refrigerator or anywhere else that is visible in your home. Looking for more ideas to help you meet your goals? Check out the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Activity & Recipe Book.

Home Resources:

Keeping your kids entertained without screens can be a big ask. Here are a few resources you can use to keep them active and healthy!

Fact Sheets:

5servings of fruits and vegetables every day

tablet2 hours or less of recreational screen time every day 

shoe1 hour or more of physical activity every day  

Cup0 sugary drinks - more water 

Free Resources for Families:

Parentivity   Iowa Family Resource CenterIowa Family Support Network