Live 5-2-1-0 Resource Use – Examples

To date, more than 4,600 resources and tools have been downloaded from the Live 5-2-1-0 Resource Map!

Over 700 teachers, healthcare professionals, parents, community service providers, and other local partners have downloaded these resources to share the Live 5-2-1-0 message through their programs and services and to promote healthy behaviours in their settings.

Below you can read some examples of how these individuals plan to use these materials in their respective sectors, and get ideas for how the resources might be used in your own community!

  • “Looking to partner with the local grocery stores to promote the 5-2-1-0 logo in their fruits & vegetable section of their stores as one way of continued 5-2-1-0 messaging within our community.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “Give to food vendors who offer 5-2-1-0 friendly food choices at Ladner May Days.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “In-store dietitian with Sobeys Pharmacy – doing a Girl Guides tour and healthy eating session.” (Outside of BC)
  • “I am building an ad for McNabs Corn Maze and he wants to promote this in his local advertising.” (Vancouver Island community)

  • “My role is to support groups of neighbours in enhancing the quality of life in their neighbourhoods. The Playbox is an innovative idea that I want to know more about so I can share it with neighbourhood champions.” (Interior community)
  • “We have an Active Communities grant we are initiating in our community and will be installing playboxes and engaging the community to build physical literacy and fundamental movement programs.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “We will display posters at our recreation centres and will also include in our recreation guide, and e-newsletter space permitting.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “Putting up in the preschool room at our Family Day event and Early Years Festival.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “We are creating a free resource guide for the Town of Ladysmith and surrounding communities that focuses on healthy eating and lifestyle for children and families with young children. Thanks for having these files available! We very much believe in the 5210 initiative.” (Vancouver Island community)

  • “With Syrian Newcomer families in a family literacy program.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “I am planning on incorporating the Live 5-2-1-0 message into my day camps this summer.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “Kitsilano Neighbourhood House offers a twice weekly Parent and Tot Drop-In Program which I attend 1/month. I have arranged to facilitate a session on “Healthy Eating and Menu Planning” at the group.” (Lower Mainland community)
  • “One or more resources will be provided to Licensees to Licensed Child Care facilities as attachments to a summer E-Letter.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “I am an ECD coordinator and will be using the resources for promoting Unplug and Play!” (Interior Health community)
  • “We are a nonprofit who will be using them in our Family Place Programs.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “I am a Scout Leader and we are focusing on Health & Wellness over the next couple of meetings. This info will be fun and interesting to share with our youth – ages 11-14.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “I am a Success By 6 Regional Coordinator and am sharing some of the resources with local recreation centers to encourage them to use the key messaging, so it is consistent across South Vancouver Island.” (Vancouver Island community)
  • “The flyer will be inserted inside the children books that we will be giving away to children and parents who attend the Active Stories drop in program.” (Interior community)
  • “We are working with vulnerable pregnant women/families, many of whom are food insecure. Part of our mandate is promoting healthy eating. I love the simplicity of your message.” (Interior community)

  • “I will start with my grandchildren, teaching them the simple steps to good health. I also plan to create a toolkit for nurses at West Coast General Hospital and Tofino General Hospital to use as a teaching resource for Pediatric inpatients and their parents.” (Vancouver Island community)
  • “I plan to use with my children to encourage healthy behaviours.” (Lower Mainland community)
  • “I think it is a great idea to get my family on track with screen time. We are already very active, but this is a great tool to follow.” (Interior community)
  • “We are setting up an information booth in schools and malls to get the information out to everyone.” (Outside of BC)

  • “Colouring page for the waiting room in the health unit where children come to have vaccines.” (Vancouver Island community)
  • “I am a physician and I will be speaking to children at a school about healthy habits.” (Lower Mainland community)
  • “As a public health nurse sharing information to elementary school students.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “We are putting together a patient information handout for a pediatric patient in Orange County, Calif. and think that this program will be an easily understood and implemented plan for many of our patients.” (Outside of BC)
  • “We will be using them at the division’s annual Walk with your Doc event.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “I am a 4th year nursing student who is currently placed at a family resource center for my community health clinical rotation. I will be using your resources to teach parents and their children (0-6 years old) the benefits of being outdoors, as well as importance of physical activities.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “I will use these during private practice setting nutritional counseling sessions to help children with weight loss and healthy eating.” (Outside of BC)
  • “The City of Miramichi, NB has launched a 5-2-1-0 initiative. Thanks for sharing your wonderful resources!” (Outside of BC)
  • “We will be highlighting 5-2-1-0 at our community Health Fair Nov 1. In the meantime, I want all of my Pharmacy Staff to be aware of the project.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “Currently implementing the regional childhood obesity prevention strategy in Bay of Plenty, NZ. We have a steering group set up to tackle childhood obesity, the group is represented by education, health, Maori health, non-governmental organizations and more. These resources will be valuable to inform our communication and engagement with our communities.” (Outside of BC)
  • “I’m a counselor for children who’ve witnessed abuse in Chetwynd. I frequently talk to kids about making healthy choices, and this is such a simple guide for children and their families.” (Northern community)
  • “Kwantlen nursing students putting together a presentation/workshop on Live 5-2-1-0 for pregnant moms using Options, Healthiest Babies Possible.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “I am a family physician in Greenwood, BC. I am putting the poster and weekly tips in my clinic, next to the kids play area.” (Interior community)

  • “MEND theory leader, I will be handing these out to my families.” (Interior community)
  • “Make up packages for each site that runs day camps.” (Lower mainland community)
  •   “We will be displaying this info on our Discovery Playtime (preschool age) program parent board.” (Lower Mainland community)
  • “In our Park Play Program Passport – a summer fun activity booklet for program participants.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “Will be passing these along to our summer camp leaders for some inspiration & incorporation into their camp activity planning. Thank you for the great resources!” (Vancouver Island community)
  • “We are running a summer promotion “Pool & Play Pass” for children for $25 this summer to provide more opportunities for children to get active, be involved in “risky play” and increase physical literacy. Pass holders will receive a bi-weekly newsletter with activity suggestions and health promotion topics. We will be using 5-2-1-0 resources as one of our health related topics!” (Lower mainland community)

  • “I run an after-school program in which teens mentor elementary school children. I want to inform them about the program and use your resources to help me explain some of the changes I’ll be making.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “Wow fantastic – I was just looking for school planner content for our Seventh Generation Club members, who represent about 7,000 First Nations students in schools across BC. These will be helpful – thanks for making it easy.” (Lower Mainland community)
  • “During an aboriginal wellness day nutrition workshop (school-based).” (Vancouver Island community)
  • “We have teacher’s resources on a USB stick – we will add this to the list of resources we offer.” (Lower Mainland community)
  • “I am involved with the Classroom Champions program and our April theme is Healthy Living. I thought that this is a great resource to get students thinking about healthy habits. I love the addition of screen time, rather than just nutrition and exercise.” (Outside of BC)
  • “Just received this link from my principle and would love to incorporate it into our health and fitness program. Really want to increase parent awareness and involvement.” (Fraser Valley community)
  • “We are building a kit in our school district Learning Resource Center and love the message and the suggestions for bringing these concepts to our learning environments. Teachers will sign out a guided reading kit filled with activity suggestions for moving learning outdoors and your Toolkit will be printed and bound for teachers use in classrooms.” (Vancouver Island community)
  • “Always looking for great new relevant info to share with students and parents! Love your ideas. Will look at having some students help prepare a bulletin board in the school to show the importance of 5-2-1-0.” (Outside of BC)
  • “I am a student doing a project on childhood obesity and would love to give these bookmarks to the class.” (Lower Mainland community)