Live 5-2-1-0 Communities
Launched as a pilot project in 2009 within the communities of Abbotsford and Prince George, our first phase focused on building community-based partnerships and identifying needs and opportunities to prevent childhood obesity. In collaboration with these community partners and as a result of priorities and preferences they had identified, the Central Team adapted and adopted the ‘5-2-1-0’ message to create BC’s version, ‘Live 5-2-1-0’.
Beginning in 2011, the second phase focused on supporting pilot communities, Abbotsford, Chilliwack (2012), Kimberley (2013), and Hope (2014) as they identified, developed, and implemented local strategies to share and support Live 5-2-1-0 in their respective regions.
Now in its third phase, we continue to support existing Live 5-2-1-0 communities, while also building partnerships with new communities across BC who express interest in implementing Live 5-2-1-0. As the Live 5-2-1-0 community network continues to grow, so too does the amount of experience, knowledge, and resources exchanged among its partners. Read on to learn how each community is building healthier environments for children and families by adapting and adopting Live 5-2-1-0!
We continue to work together with our partners in Abbotsford, one of our first pilot communities, to develop, implement and evaluate local Live 5-2-1-0 initiatives.
BC Children’s Hospital
A ‘community’ of patients, families, volunteers, healthcare professionals, and administrative staff – BC Children’s Hospital is prioritizing chronic disease prevention by sharing and supporting the Live 5-2-1-0 message on its campus.
Chilliwack, one of our first pilot communities, was a pioneer in developing ways to share and support Live 5-2-1-0, and local organizations continue to implement this work.
We partnered with Active Comox Valley to promote healthy lifestyles and build healthier communities for children living in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island.
Delta’s Child and Youth Committee are building inter-sectoral partnerships to ensure Live 5-2-1-0 is being shared and supported across Delta.
We partnered with the Hope and Area Healthy Communities Committee to promote healthy behaviours among children and families in the District of Hope and the communities of the Fraser Canyon.
We partnered with Kimberley through the East Kootenay Division of Family Practice and A GP For Me. With support from SCOPE, the Healthy Kimberley project is focused on making the healthy choice the easy choice for all residents.
We partnered with the City of Maple Ridge through Parks and Recreation Services. The initial focus has been on integrating Live 5-2-1-0 into noon-hour programming through pilot testing in select elementary schools.
SCOPE partnered with the Nanaimo Division of Family Practice to help build healthier environments for children to live, learn, and play.
We partnered with Fraser Health, School District 40, and Kids New West to help make the healthy choice the easy choice in New Westminster.
SCOPE partnered with Surrey’s Chronic Disease Working Group to prioritize childhood health promotion in one of BC’s fastest growing communities.
SCOPE partnered with the Tri-Cities Healthy Living Working Group to promote healthy eating and physical activity among children and families in Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Belcarra, and Anmore.
The Live 5-2-1-0 message continues to make its way across BC as new communities build healthy environments and join the Live 5-2-1-0 movement.