In 2014, SCOPE partnered with Delta’s Child and Youth Committee, a grouping of representatives from different sectors who help to plan and coordinate complimentary programs and services based on the unique needs of children and youth in the area. To improve the nutrition choices and physical activity opportunities available to children, a sub-committee was formed with members from the School District, Delta Gymnastics, Parks and Recreation, Fraser Health, Delta Literacy, Reach, BC Responsible, and Problem Gaming. This Balanced Living Committee helps tie together Delta’s existing health-promotion initiatives under the Live 5-2-1-0 framework and strategizes ways its inter-sectoral partners can integrate Live 5-2-1-0 into their programs and services.
Sharing & Supporting Live 5-2-1-0
The engagement of diverse stakeholders has helped Delta implement reinforcing activities across multiple settings. Here are just a few examples of how Live 5-2-1-0 is being shared and supported:
- Live 5-2-1-0 message in school newsletters
- Professional development training on Live 5-2-1-0 for teachers
- The Child and Youth Committee, in partnership with Delta Gymnastics, implemented a Live 5-2-1-0 Playbox
- Live 5-2-1-0 message shared in leisure guide and supported through training for recreational staff
- Free recreation passes for children in grades 5-8
- Live 5-2-1-0 message shared on the Delta Kids website, the primary communication channel for Delta families
- Live 5-2-1-0 message incorporated into the Local Immigrant Partnership (LIP) health plan package
- Distribution of Live 5-2-1-0 resources by public health nurses during routine visits with children aged 0-5 years
- Created an Adventure Park to promote unstructured, active play
- Provided families with active ‘play date’ ideas in pamphlets distributed at a community Valentine’s Day event. Parks and Recreation, Delta Literacy, Strong Start, and Delta Gymnastics were all involved for this event.
For more information on Live 5-2-1-0 in Delta visit the Delta Kids website or contact Sepia Sharma, Community Health Specialist, at Sepia.Sharma@fraserhealth.ca