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

Ankeny, IA US
October 26, 2022


Visit the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative website to register. 

If you have questions, please contact Lori Byrd via email.


Learn from experts from 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 how to adopt strategies that support the healthy choice as the easy choice and create policy, system and environmental changes within all sectors. 


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 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!, a nationally recognized and evidence-based prevention framework to promote healthy habits. The goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating through policy and environmental change.

In October 2017, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! statewide childhood health initiative to promote 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. The initiative is a public-private partnership with the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative and the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Iowa is seeing an increase in the number of patients suffering from childhood obesity, and healthcare providers must be equipped with the knowledge to treat these patients properly. The 5210 framework provides a specific and recognizable way for providers to address healthy habits with patients and their families.


  • Discuss nutrition basics and how they relate to 5-2-1-0.
  • Engage community assets and partners for shared investment. 
  • Embed 5-2-1-0 into enduring work to facilitate continued efforts.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 5.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 5.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 5.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/26/2022 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/26/2022 - 4:00pm CDT

All times are listed in Central Time. The agenda is subject to change.

TimePresentation Title and Speaker
9:00 amWelcome
Jami Haberl, MPH, MHA and President Denson, Iowa Healthiest State Initiative
9:15 am

Just Look Up! 
Joe Beckman, Speaker & Human Connector

  • Utilize research-based tools and resources for self-care, resilience, and building positive relationships.
  • Apply research-based strategies around self-care, resilience, and building positive relationships within schools and communities.
10:15 amBreak
10:30 am

The Power of Food: Connecting Staff, Students, and the Community
Shelly Rock, Executive Director, The Bridge of Storm Lake 
Lisa Stewart, RD, SNS, Director of Nutrition Services, Council Bluffs Community School District
Sherri Sciarrotta, Child Development Center Coordinator, Des Moines Area Community College Early Childhood Education Faculty
Mike Wells, JD, MSE, EdD, Superintendent, Hamburg Community School District 
Moderated by Christine Crow, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education

  • Provide creative strategies for USDA Child Nutrition Program meal pattern requirements and nutritious food plans for children and students.
  • Suggest ideas on how to navigate supply chain issues, increasing food costs, and staffing problems
  • Provide cultural considerations in nutrition and food preparation.
11:30 amCampus Walk
12:00 pmLunch
12:30 pm

Lending Your Calm: Science-Based Strategies to Build Resiliency in Yourself and Others
Katie Sandquist, MA, LMHC, NCC, Behavioral Health Therapist, Myrtue Behavioral Health

  • Discuss stress and the body.
  • Practice skills to build resiliency and balance in stressful times.
  • Plan ways to use co-regulation skills to support positive mental health outcomes for others.
1:30 pmBreak

Movement Matters, Why The "1" in 5-2-1-0 is Important
Christa VanderLeest, Council Director, Girls on the Run 
Jay Gorsh, University of Iowa – School of the Wild, Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation & Education
Moderated by Lyn Jenkins, Physical Education and Health Education Consultant, Iowa Department of Education

  • Review partners in your community that can execute 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! programming and share resources.
  • Identify new ideas to increase physical activity in your community environment.
  • Help people live healthier lives through increased physical activity.
2:45 pmBreak
3:00 pm

How Sergeant Bluff Put 5-2-1-0 into Action
Aaron Lincoln, City Administrator, City of Sergeant Bluff
Tyler Tweet, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Sergeant Bluff
Tami Coil, Sergeant Bluff Library Director, City of Sergeant Bluff
Angela Drent, Health Promotion Specialist, Siouxland District Health Department
Moderated by Victoria Halloran, Grant Administrator with Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council

  • Provide examples of how to implement the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! campaign and encourage the healthy choice as the easy choice across sectors within a community.
  • Share key takeaways on how local organizations can partner to improve community health and well-being for all residents.
4:00 pmAdjourn


FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA 50023
United States
+1 (515) 965-7372

Designed to promote leadership development, personal growth and career success for both high school and college-age Iowa youth, the FFA Enrichment Center has unique tools and resources to enhance the educational experience. Some examples include computer and science laboratories, future fiber optic connectivity for long-distance learning, recreational/exhibit space and breakout rooms for groups of all sizes. In addition, the 60,000 square foot center offers state-of-the-art conference center facilities that can seat more than 500 participants.


The FFA Enrichment Center is a beautiful and convenient meeting and conference center adjoining the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, Iowa.

Driving Directions

From Interstate 35 (I-35)

  • Take I-35 either North or South to Ankeny.
  • Take the Oralabor Road exit (same as airport) & Go West
  • If you are coming from the north, this is a right turn
  • If you are coming from the south, this is a left turn.
  • After driving about 2 miles, you will run into South Ankeny Blvd.
  • Turn right onto South Ankeny Blvd.
  • Turn left on DMACC Blvd.
  • Turn right on SW Campus Court

From Interstate 80 (I-80) in Des Moines

  • Take the 2nd Avenue exit north (Highway 415).
  • Drive to Oralabor Road in Ankeny.
  • Turn right on Oralabor Road.
  • Turn left at the first stoplight—DMACC Blvd.
  • Turn left on SW Campus Court


  • 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 IMS. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 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 5.0 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 5.0 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


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


The 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). 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 planning committee members and speakers have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.


The information provided at this 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

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


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Visit the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative website to register. 

If you have questions, please contact Lori Byrd via email.