The Tri-Cities, which is comprised of the growing communities of Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Belcarra, and Anmore, partnered with SCOPE in 2016 through the Tri-Cities Healthy Living Working Group. This Group is a collaborative table of members from the local school district, municipal governments, not-profit sector, and health authority, and also includes representatives from the Early Childhood Development and the Middle Childhood Matters community committees. This group of diverse partners embraced the Live 5-2-1-0 approach because it provides a framework for them to share and support health promotion initiatives across the different sectors.
Sharing & Supporting Live 5-2-1-0
Through support from SCOPE, the Group has been busy implementing existing Live 5-2-1-0 resources and strategizing new and innovative ways to promote healthy eating and physical activity in the region.
Here are just a few examples of how Live 5-2-1-0 is being shared and supported in the Tri-Cities:
- Live 5-2-1-0 temporary tattoos used to help identify children in swimming programs when in the pool
- Live 5-2-1-0 professional development workshop for community members who influence the local environment
- Distribution of Live 5-2-1-0 resources at community health fairs and family events
- Connection of the Live 5-2-1-0 message to the Group’s “Unplug and Connect” campaign to promote less screen time
- Port Coquitlam and Port Moody have installed a Live 5-2-1-0 Playbox in their region to promote active play
To find out more about Live 5-2-1-0 in the Tri-Cities visit the Tri-Cities Unplug & Connect website.