Early Care and Education

Healthy habits start at a young age, which means early care and school programs are a great place to get kids involved in healthy living. See what the Healthiest State Initiative does to get early care and schools involved in harboring healthy habits in children:

  • 5-2-1-0


    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! It's a health-focused movement for kids that's under the nationally recognized program, 5-2-1-0.

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  • Farm to School

    Farm to School

    Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and preschools.

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  • KidsFit


    Hy-Vee KidsFit® is a fun, at-home program designed for kids and families to help promote health, exercise and nutrition as a priority in our daily lives.

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