School kid at lunch

Schools & AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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:

Schools and after-school programs 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. 

Register

RESOURCES:

IOWA TEAM NUTRITION:

Find additional resources and grant opportunities from the Iowa Department of Education and Team Nutrition.

School Wellness Policy webinar:  Get an overview of the School Wellness Policy assessment and public notification requirements, examples of how Iowa schools are meeting these requirements, and how registering your school as a 5-2-1-0 site can support your school wellness policy. Click here to watch the webinar, view the slides, or visit the IDOE School Wellness Website for more information. 

FACT SHEETS & ACTIVITIES:

apple5 or more fruits and vegetables every day 

tablet2 or less hours of recreational screen time every day

Shoe 1 hour or more of physical activity every day

cup0 sugary drinks - more water 

  • Health Care Setting

    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.

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  • Resources

    Check out these interactive and fun activities for kids! Plus downloadable social media graphics to help you spread the 5-2-1-0 message.

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