“5210 — A Way of Life” is an initiative that partners with communities across the Northumberland County to promote healthy behaviors. The initiative provides clear goals for families to live healthy every day, AND provides tools and resources to community leaders to make changes to their programs, policies, and environments so that the healthy choice is the easy choice. Hearing a consistent message supported by a healthy community environment is important. By bringing community stakeholders together to share and support this common message, “5210 A Way of Life” helps build partnerships and create healthy environments where everyone can eat well and be active every day.

The “5210 — A Way of Life” key messages are:

  • Enjoy! – 5 servings or more of vegetables and fruit every day.
  • Power down! – No more than 2 hours of screen time per day (no screen time under the age of two).
  • Move more! – At least 1 hour of physical activity every day.
  • Drink more water! – 0 sugar added beverages.

The “5210 — A Way of Life” website contains resources and success stories as well as a mechanism to “Take a Pledge” to the 5210 way of life. Stay connected with the 5210 group! Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/5210ca/

Author/Origin:
A collaboration between the Miramichi-Chatham Public Health and their numerous community partners

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