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5-2-1-0 — A Way of Life

“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

A collaboration between the Miramichi-Chatham Public Health and their numerous community partners

Care & Share Miramichi

CARE & SHARE is a FREE Fitness & Healing Program. It is designed for women in the Miramichi Area recently diagnosed with cancer, currently in treatment or dealing with survivorship issues. Evidence shows that remaining active improves wellness and cancer survival. Come join us in an exercise program based on simple everyday movements. The aim […]

Care & Share Miramichi

Food Action Mapping in Northumberland County

A mapping of the Northumberland County community assets as they relate to food security. It includes community gardens, food banks, soup kitchens, farmers with retail on site, farmer’s markets, u picks, mobile kitchens CSA food boxes, fresh boxes and collective/community kitchens. A great snap shot of available resources for locally sourced, sustainable food in the Miramichi/Kent area.

Northumberland Food Security Network

Fresh 4 Less!

Fresh 4 Less is an exciting program that offers fresh fruit and vegetables once a month at a reduced cost compared to retail prices. The program was initiated by the Northumberland Food Security Network which engages a number of community, government, and non-profit partners. Orders of $10 and $20 are available for purchase and will […]

Northumberland Food Security Network

Go Ahead Seniors

Non-profit organization whose mandate is to lead projects and programs to identify and meet the needs of the 50-plus population in New Brunswick. Visit their website for information about the Healthy and Active Living program, their upcoming events, and to get in touch with your local coordinator. You may also reach them by calling their toll-free number: 1-800-530-4844

Keep connected with Go Ahead Seniors via their Facebook page!

Go Ahead Seniors

Go for 42

This initiative is targeted towards students from kindergarten to grade 8. In this challenge, the goal is for the students to run or walk 40km over the last 5 weeks of school. Each classroom receives a log book to keep track of the student’s kilometers. For each 5km the students complete, they receive a colorful shoe tag. The challenge finishes with the “Mango Kids Fun Run” where students can complete the final 2.2km together as a group. Each student that participates in the final run get a mango t-shirt and a medal.

For more information, please contact the Mango Program directly at or call 624-7564.

The Mango Program

KidSport™ Miramichi

KidSport™ Miramichi is a confidential organization that helps families needing assistance in paying sport registration fees. Kidsport™ is a children’s charity administered by Sports NB. The objective is to assist families facing financial obstacles to participate in community sport programs. Application deadline is usually in early September each year. Application forms can be picked up at Miramichi City Hall, and the Miramichi Community Wellness and Recreation Department. Forms can also be found online (click the blue button saying “Apply for Assistance”). For further information please call Jason Walsh, Recreation Coordinator, at 623-2054, or email him at Also note that each application requires a notice of assessment from Revenue Canada. This can be obtained by calling 1-800-959-8281.

Sports NB

Mango Mania

This initiative is targeted at school children from kindergarten to grade 5 in schools of the Northumberland County and some schools in the Kent County. The children are asked to participate in health related challenges that can vary in length from a week to a month. In the past, challenges have included: Eat a healthy snack, be active for 30 minutes each day, eat a healthy lunch, maximum of one hour of screen time per day. Each classroom receives a kit prepared by the Mango Program that includes all material necessary.

For more information, please contact the Mango office directly at or 627-7564.

The Mango Program

Senior Goodwill Ambassador Program

The objective of the Senior Goodwill Ambassador (SGA) Program is to influence community inclusiveness by promoting an intergenerational approach which engages New Brunswick seniors, their families, and friends and community members in healthy active living, supporting independence and a culture of wellness.

Senior Goodwill Ambassadors are New Brunswick residents 60 years of age and older who volunteer to participate in events or programs within their community.  They participate in activities to influence the senior’s capacity to make healthy choices through conversations, public presentations at workshops or conferences, and attendance at community and social events.  Senior Goodwill Ambassadors speak with individuals and groups about wellness, healthy active living and staying engaged in their community.  They promote an intergenerational approach to enhance opportunities to create conditions which support inclusion, community connectedness, and age-friendly environments.

Senior Goodwill Ambassadors who have been appointed by the Governement of New Brunswick for the 2018-2020 term are:

County        Name
Albert Fred Veysey
Carleton Linda MacFarlane
Charlotte Sylvia Humphries
Charlotte Muriel Jarvis
Charlotte Joyce Elaine Bryant
Charlotte Annabelle Juneau
Gloucester Mary Perry
Kent Bea Patterson
Kings Della Webster
Kings Paul Taylor
Kings June McLennan
Kings Patty Deering
Madawaska Georges-Henri Levesque
Northumberland Bernard (Bunny) Dempsey
Restigouche June Harquail
Saint John Brian Boudreau
Saint John Roberta Gardener
Saint John Deborah McCormack
Sunbury Malcolm (Mac) MacFarlane
Sunbury Lesley Brennan-Caravan
Sunbury Helen Ladouceur
Sunbury Rose-Marie Robichaud
Westmorland Jeanne Brideau
Westmorland Line Godbout
Westmorland Lillian Surette
Westmorland Patricia (Pat) Merrithew
Westmorland Anne MacLeod
York Beverlee-Jane (Jane) Stewart
York Patricia (Pat) Kilfillen
York Adeline Misener
York/Carleton Beverley Jacobson

Note that applications are still being accepted for Counties with no representation. Please contact the Wellness Branch of the Department of Social Development for more information 506-453-4217 or by email at

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