5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit

Des Moines, IA US
October 22, 2019



  • $30 - General Registration
  • $45 - General Registration + T-shirt

Please visit the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative website to register. 

If you have questions, please contact Autumn McGill at AMcGill@iowamedical.org.


In October 2017, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced a new statewide childhood health initiative called “5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!” The program promotes healthy eating and active living for children and families in Iowa. Healthy Choices Count! is an evidence-based model that promotes the daily recommendations of five servings of fruits and vegetables, two hours or less of recreational screen time, one hour or more of physical activity, and zero sugary drinks and more water. The initiative is a public-private partnership with the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative and the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Parents. Teachers. Health care providers. Business leaders. When it comes to kids, there’s one thing everyone wants – for them to be healthy! Join us to learn more about what we can do to support the health of our youth.

The purpose of this activity is to ensure that children and families receive a consistent message regarding making healthy choices to prevent/manage childhood obesity from physicians, healthcare providers, schools, childcare, and community organizations offering services to children and families.

Join us to learn how the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! initiative can help your school, health care site, early-care program or out-of-school program make the healthy choice, the easy choice though a variety of expert speakers and community coalitions. Additionally, we will learn how to create sustainable, impactful change at your 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! site or in your community.


8:15 amRegistration
9 am

Welcome and Leadership Update
Caitlin Pedati, MD, MPH, State Epidemiologist and Medical Director, Iowa Department of Public Health
Jami Haberl, MPH, MHA, Executive Director, Iowa Healthiest State Initiative

9:15 am

Sustainable Change through Policy, System and Environmental Adjustments
Laura Perdue RD, MPH, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension

If you teach it, will they change? In many instances, individual efforts to make healthy choices are deterred by the environments where we live, learn, work and play. In this session, we'll discuss how to go beyond traditional programs and create sustainable change by implementing policy, systems and environmental changes that make the healthy choice the easy choice.

10:15 am

Mindfulness Break
Fallon Siedenfeld, Inner OMazing Warriors

10:20 amBreak
10:40 am

The Importance of Community Involvement and Multi-Sector Coalition Building

The Well Kids of Central Iowa Coalition: A Multi-Sector Approach to Children’s Health & Well-Being

Nola Aigner, Polk County Health Department
Jennifer Groos, MD, Blank Children’s Hospital
Erin Drinnin, MSW, Community Impact Officer, Health, United Way of Central Iowa

Originally convened in 2016 by the United Way of Central Iowa, Well Kids Coalition provided an opportunity for organizations from a variety of sectors supporting healthy eating and physical activity for children and families to share missions, goals and strategies. With input from multi-disciplinary partners, the Coalition works to focus and prioritize their multi-sector work on improving health outcomes for children prenatal through age 18 primarily around childhood obesity.

Mason City Community

Matt O’Brien, Regional Planner at North Iowa Area Council of Governments
Kelli Gerdes, Cerro Gordo County Public Health
Lezah Hanson, I-Smile / North Iowa Community Action Organization

12 pmLunch
1 pm

Eating for the Health of It
Location: Ruza Lecture Hall

Jody Gatewood MS, RD, LD, Assistant Coordinator, Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Program, Nutrition Extension State Specialist, Iowa State University

Join Registered Dietitian Jody Gatewood in the kitchen to learn new recipes and tips for fitting nutrition into busy lifestyles. Leave with the skills to do your own food demonstrations and share free nutrition resources with others in your school, clinic or community.

Get in the Game and Adapt your PLAY: Grow, Develop, Believe and Play
Location: Wellness Center

Melissa Clarke-Wharff, Founder and President, Courage League Sports Extension and Outreach

This session will challenge the audience to adapt their views of those who live daily with a disability - more than 20% of our population - and their need for access to positive physical and social activities. Participants will learn how one mother turned her son’s challenge into an inspiring inclusive community program and walk away with ideas to grow their own programming.

Going Beyond the Grant: Strategies for Sustainability 
Location: Olsen Center

Kady Reese MPH, CPHQ, Director, Education and Engagement, Iowa Medical Society

Successful 5-2-1-0 implementation is about more than simply executing a grant.  It requires creating the processes and systems that enable and empower change.  This session will discuss the steps that come after creating those systems, leading to opportunities for long-term commitment and sustainability.

1:45 pmBreak
2 pm

Breakout Session #2

Repeat of first sessions – same locations

2:45 pm


3 pm

Mindfulness Break
Fallon Siedenfeld, Inner OMazing Warriors

3:10 pmFinal Remarks and Call to Action
  • How to sign up as a 5-2-1-0 Registered Site.
  • Share the 5-2-1-0 message with social media and marketing.
3:30 pmAdjourn


Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

  • Nola Aigner, Speaker
  • Melissa Clarke-Wharff, Speaker
  • Erin Drinnin, MSW, Planning Committee Member and Speaker
  • Jody Gatewood, MS, RD, LD, Planning Committee Member and Speaker
  • Kelli Gerdes, Speaker
  • Molly Gosselink, Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Jennifer Groos, MD, FAAP, Planning Committee Member and Speaker
  • Lezah Hanson, RDH, Speaker
  • Becca Kritenbrink, Planning Committee Member
  • Autumn McGill, Activity Coordinator and Planning Committee Member
  • Matt O’Brien, Speaker
  • Laura Perdue, Speaker
  • Kady Reese, Planning Committee Member and Speaker
  • Carrie Scheidel, Planning Committee Member


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.75 AOA Category 2­A
  • 3.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.75 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/22/2019 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/22/2019 - 3:30pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines’ most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.


Hotel Accommodations

There are numerous hotels available in the Des Moines area. Below are a few options located downtown (close to campus), near the airport and west of Des Moines. Some hotels offer shuttle service to DMU, but you must inquire with the hotel directly. Some hotels may offer a discount (based on availability). Mention DMU to your hotel to see if a discount may be available.

Des Moines Marriott – Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • May offer discounted rates
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • Health club and indoor pool

Hyatt Place Des Moines
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-282-5555 or 888-591-1234

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Des Moines University
  • Complimentary Hot American & Continental Breakfast
  • Fitness Center & Indoor Pool
  • DMU Discounted Rate (mention Des Moines University Corporate Rate)

Renaissance Savery Hotel – Downtown
401 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • DMU discount on standard rooms (based on availability)


  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Medical Society Foundation. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 3.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 3.75 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
  • Teacher License Renewal credit available to participants who attend the full day summit and commit to additional online course requirements for action planning and implementation. Contact 5210@everystep.org for more information.


No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.75 AOA Category 2­A
  • 3.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.75 IBON


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  • $30 - General Registration
  • $45 - General Registration + T-shirt

Please visit the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative website to register. 

If you have questions, please contact Autumn McGill at AMcGill@iowamedical.org.