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.

COVID-19 resources:

You may be spending even more time at home with your children during this time! Here are some resources we created especially to help your family stay active and healthy during COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing:

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

  • 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!

    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.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions for the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!

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