Healthy Habits. Healthy Life.

The 5-2-1-0 Initiative

The 5-2-1-0 Action Team put our mission into action as we worked to adapt the 5-2-1-0 materials from Lets Go! Our goal was to develop community-specific tools and resources aimed at increasing the healthy habits of children in Dane County. This initiative uses the  5-2-1-0 framework to systematically change the conversations in the doctor’s office and schools from a focus on weight management to inspiring healthy habits.

Tools & Resources

With our partners, we heard from the community and adapted the 5-2-1-0 messages to create these tools for you to use. Take a look below to find great resources such as videos, fact sheets, posters, a 5-2-1-0 school challenge and even water bottles and signs to borrow or purchase.

Thank you to our 5-2-1-0 Action Team for your time and a very special thanks to our UW-Health Interpreter Services Team for translating our materials into Spanish. This project was made possible through support from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.


Need a quick way to share information about 5-2-1-0? Take a look at our short videos in English and Spanish

Printable Materials

Download and print these materials in English or Spanish for use in the clinic, school or community center

Materials to borrow or purchase from our collaborative

Please contact the Healthy Kids Collaborative if you’d like a few water bottles (15-20) to share. If you’re having a large event, these water bottles are availible to purchase through our local vendor, Josh Zych from Top Promotions. Please send Josh an email directly for larger quantities.

Please contact Julia Stanley to borrow the Collaborative’s flags. First come first served.

Please contact Julia Stanley to borrow the Collaborative’s yard signs. First come first serve. Or print them for yourself using the “Other Printable Materials” section above.

Materials for Schools

A 5-2-1-0 Challenge can be a fun way to inspire healthy habits in your students. Take a look at these resources and consider hosting a Challenge at your school. Interested in taking it a step further? The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Assessment is a great resource for big and small changes you can make in your school to make the healthy choice the easy choice. We’ve developed some communication tools you can use to get stakeholders on board.

Materials for Clinics

In addition to the fact sheets and poster, we have a screening tool to be used to guide conversations around healthy eating and active living. Please also consider becoming a part of the Pediatric Obesity Learning Community which is a forum for health professionals concerned about pediatric obesity prevention, management and treatment.