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.
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 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).