Iowa Healthiest State Initiative

301 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 5156506854


Program: 5-2-1-0

5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! is 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. Healthy Choices Count! is based on 5-2-1-0’s scientific rationale, which includes the following.

  • 5 or more fruits and vegetables.
  • 2 hours or less recreational screen time
  • 1 hour or more of physical activity
  • 0 sugary drinks, more water

Services:

  • Online access to health and nutrition resources
  • Health and nutrition resources for the following:
    • Early care providers
    • Parents and caregivers
    • Health care settings
    • School and after-school programs
    • Workplaces

Eligibility:

Available to anyone

Intake Process:

Search the website for available resources

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Double your electronic benefit transfer (EBT) dollars. Individuals who receive supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits can double their benefits and receive free fresh fruits and vegetables with their EBT Card. Double up Food Bucks can be used at participating farmers markets and grocery stores.

Services:

At the register for every $1 you spend on any fresh fruits and vegetables with your SNAP EBT card, you will get $1 in Double Up Food Bucks. You can earn up to $10 in Double Up Food Bucks per day.

Eligibility:

Must receive supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits.

Intake Process:

Check the website for participating Double Up Food Bucks locations across the state.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website