Our latest PlanH short video showcases the amazing work being done in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Hope around ensuring that all children have a chance to form healthy habits early in life. These three communities are using a community-based participatory approach and common consistent messaging to for kids to make the healthy choice the easier choice around healthy eating and physical activity.
Research has shown that it takes a whole-systems, community-based, participatory approach to create conditions for healthier community environments for children and families. Community partners in all three cities have engaged around the ‘Live 5-2-1-0’ intiative created by the SCOPE project. Live 5-2-1-0 promotes a simple, easy to remember health message for kids and families: each day kids should aim to get at least five servings of vegetables and fruits, minimal screen time, at least one hour of active play, and zero sugary drinks.