Live 5210
Written by Meghan Martin, Community Health Specialist, Healthy Living/Healthier Communities

Surrey community agencies are coming together in a Community of Practice to promote Live 5210.

Parents and caregivers are flooded with an overwhelming amount of sometimes contradictory information on how to keep their children healthy. Although parents have the best intentions for their children, the volume of information can lead to confusion when it comes to making changes that support healthy child development.

To counter this information overload, the Surrey Healthier Communities Partnership (HCP) has adopted the Live 5210 framework, which focuses on four simple evidence-based guidelines that promote healthy weights in children.

On January 18, the Surrey HCP hosted a Live 5210 workshop in Surrey for 70 local service agencies representing health, recreation, early childhood development, and education sectors. Presenters from BC Children’s Hospital, Fraser Health, the City of Surrey and Teamplay Consulting introduced participants to simple actions they could take to help make the healthy choice the easy choice for children.

Roundtable discussions generated ideas amongst the agencies on ways to integrate the Live 5210 guidelines into their respective programs and services. The collaborations inspired participants to sign-up for the Surrey Live 5210 Community of Practice to launch this year.

The aim of this Community of Practice is to provide ongoing support to agencies in Surrey who would like to integrate healthy living into their work. It will create opportunities to learn from one another, problem solve together, and stay up-to-date on new resources that support the Live 5210 framework.

To learn more about Live 5210, visit www.live5210.ca.


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