October is Healthiest State Month!
Healthiest State Month is a fun, informative way to engage Iowans in the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! campaign. This proven, scientific method helps keep kids healthy by focusing on the importance of good habits. Each week will be dedicated to each of the four numbers in 5-2-1-0.
- Oct 1-7: 1 hour of physical activity each day (Oct 3: Healthiest State Walk)
- Oct 8-14: 5 fruits and vegetables each day (Oct 11: Iowa Local Food Day)
- Oct 15-21: 2 hours or less of recreational screen time
- Oct 22-28: Focus on drinking more water and 0 sugary drinks
The Healthiest State Initiative has developed a School/Childcare Tool-Kit with promotional resources and ideas to help you celebrate!
Share your Healthiest State Month fun on social media with #HealthyChoicesCount