Healthiest-State-WalkWaterloo was selected to receive grant funding to support the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! campaign for the fiscal year 2020, joining a network of other communities across the state working to create environments that support healthy choices. 

Read more about why Waterloo won here. 

The city of Waterloo is excited for the opportunity to work with 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count.  This program will enhance the existing work in the community to make healthy choices by bringing those organizations together under mutual goals and strategies.  We look forward to working within our vibrant community to grow existing practices and highlight new opportunities. The grant is managed through INRCOG.

5-2-1-0What is 5-2-1-0?
5-2-1-0 promotes healthy habits.  The goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating through policy and environmental changes.  5-2-1-0 stands for:
5 or more fruits and vegetables,
2 hours or less of screen time,
hour or more of physical activity, and
0 sugary drinks – more water.

How do Iowa Kids Stay Healthy?
5-2-1-0 Action Guide for Workplaces
5-2-1-0 2020 Annual Update