Working together to build healthy communities for children where the healthy choice is the easy choice
Through Live 5-2-1-0, an evidence-based message promoting four simple guidelines for raising healthy children, SCOPE is supporting communities as they take action across all sectors to build healthy environments for children.
Live 5-2-1-0 is a simple, easy to remember message to help kids and families adopt healthy habits.
We know that hearing a consistent message supported by a healthy community environment is important. By bringing community stakeholders together, Live 5-2-1-0 helps build partnerships and opportunities to create healthy environments where kids can eat well and be active every day.
The Live 5-2-1-0 Message
Advice on proper nutrition and physical activity can be confusing, and at times overwhelming. Live 5-2-1-0 simplifies this information into four simple guidelines that are easy to remember.
The 5-2-1-0 message is evidence-based, originating from recommendations by the Childhood Obesity: Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Expert Committee,* and is endorsed by the Canadian Pediatric Society. The message is widely used, with many successful children’s health programs across North America using the 5-2-1-0 guideline.
* Barlow SE and the Expert Committee. Expert committee recommendations regarding the prevention, assessment, and treatment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity: summary report. Pediatrics 2007;120 Supplement December 2007:S164—S192.
(See particularly ‘Prevention Recommendations: Patient-Level Interventions’, pS189).