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

Ankeny, IA US
October 25, 2023


Registration will open on September 11, 2023.

If you have questions, please email the Iowa Medical Society.


Learn from experts across the state implementing 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! in schools, early care, out-of-school programs, health care clinics, and communities. Sessions focus on adopting strategies that support the healthy choice as the easy choice and create policy, system, and environmental changes within all sectors.


TimePresentation Title and Speaker
9:00 amWelcome
9:30 am

How Partners Use 5-2-1-0 Resources to Engage Families

Michelle Berenstein, RN, Pre K-12 School Nurse - Riceville Community School District
Corey Lewis, Clinical Health Coach - Broadlawns Medical Center
Jennifer Groos, MD, FAAP, Clinical Leadership Consultant - Iowa Primary Care Association
Mary Kelly, MS, RDH - Oral Health Connections

Hear from professionals across the healthcare industry, including a pediatrician, school nurse, health coach, and dental consultant, on how to successfully engage with families to spread the 5-2-1-0 message. Panelists will provide tips and tricks to make healthy choices, the easy choice where families live, work, and play.

  1. Explore partners in your community that can execute 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! programming and sharing resources to engage families.
  2. Identify new ideas to increase physical activity and healthy eating in your community.
10:30 am


10:45 am

Your Brain on Media Violence 

Douglas A. Gentile, PhD, Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences - Department of Psychology, Iowa State University

How does the media influence brain development, and should we be concerned about the heavy diet of violence in the media?  In this workshop, we'll examine the scientific literature to understand not only what the effects can be, both positive and negative, but also how they have those effects.  We will also address how parents and caregivers have the power to enhance the benefits while minimizing the potential harms.

  1. List three principles of neural network development.
  2. Discuss psychological mechanisms related to media violence and youth aggression.
  3. Discuss the power of monitoring and limiting youth media consumption.
11:45 amOptional Campus Walk
12:00 pmLunch
12:30 pmHealthiest State Annual Awards Luncheon: Celebrating Youth Power, Healthcare, Early Care, Out-of-School, and K-12 School
1:15 pm


1:30 pm

A Bite, A Snack, and The Whole Meal: Implementing Wellness Initiatives in your Community

Kaitlyn Scheuermann, MPP-D, RDN, LD, Waukee School District
Julie Udelhofen, Clear Lake Community School District
Nancy Eastman, Riceville Community School District

Participants will learn about local, state and/or national wellness initiatives, including Farm to School and the SWITCH program. Participants will also learn tools, resources, and partners to improve and update their school environment.  

  1. Review local, state and/or national initiatives that support wellness activities, including healthy eating and Farm to School.
  2. Identify tools and ideas that can be used to improve the wellness environment in schools.
  3. Identify partners that can provide resources and assistance with implementing wellness initiatives. 
2:30 pmBreak
2:45 pm

Leveraging Small Moments to Transform Lives

Jared R. Smith, PhD, Super Intendent at Waterloo Community School District

What are you doing to create a “wow” experience in your organization? This interactive session will explore how seemingly ordinary moments can dramatically impact our life trajectory. Furthermore, we will discuss practical steps for creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the students we serve and the staff we employ.

  1. Discover the power of small childhood moments that change our perception of personal wellness.
  2. Examine current research on how life’s turning points are created.
  3. Revisit and analyze the “turning points” of their childhood regarding personal wellness.
  4. Explore examples of how schools and organizations create turning points for students regarding personal wellness.
  5. Create a personal wellness turning point for at least one other individual.
4:00 pmAdjourn

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 4.25 AOA Category 2­A
  • 4.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 4.25 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/25/2023 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/25/2023 - 4:00pm CDT
FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA 50023
United States
+1 (515) 965-7372

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 4.25 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • 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 IMS. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 4.25 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will 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). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

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

  • Cory Arensdorf - Planning Committee Member
  • Michelle Berenstein, RN - Speaker
  • Lori Byrd, MS - Activity Coordinator and Planning Committee Member
  • Christine Crow, MPH, RDN, LD - Planning Committee Member
  • Nancy Eastman - Speaker
  • Douglas A. Gentile, PhD - Speaker
  • Jennifer Groos, MD, FAAP - Speaker
  • Jami Haberl - Planning Committee Member
  • Corey Lewis - Speaker
  • Peri Montufar - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Erin Olson, MPH - Planning Committee Member
  • Kaitlyn Scheuermann, MPP-D, RDN, LD - Speaker
  • Jared R. Smith, PhD - Speaker
  • Julie Udelhofen - Speaker

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

  • Mary Kelly, MS, RDH - Speaker
    • Speaker’s Bureau: Waterpik. The relationship is not relevant to the educational offering. 


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It 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

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


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