Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Living 5-2-1-0

Initiative gets kids moving at Stó:lō Children's Festival

Released by Asma Farood, CDFP



he Stó:lō Nation Children’s Festival, hosted by Stó:lō Nation Health Services is held annually to celebrate the younger generations and to provide families with a fun-filled day while also engaging various community partners and service providers that serve Stó:lō Nation.


Face painting, bouncy castles, a BBQ lunch, lots of fun activities, countless free giveaways and live entertainment were sure to please the kids and adults alike.

With approximately 1000 attendees and participants, this event, held on August 13 proved to be an excellent opportunity for the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice to connect with children and adults to promote the Healthy Kids Initiative’s Live 5-2-1-0 message.

The spinning wheel, donated generously by ACE Signs and Awning, was a hit, with kids from 3 to 13 years old lining up to play. From jumping jacks to hula hoops and push-ups to running, the kids were enthusiastic to get moving. Pedometers, courtesy of Doctors of BC, were a great incentive to get kids playing the spinning wheel. In fact, some even came back to play for fun, rather than winning a prize.

While the kids played games and learnt about the four simple guidelines for healthy living, parents, grandparents and caregivers received information about community resources and healthy habits trackers, picking up free copies of the Child Development Guide, produced in collaboration with the Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee, and the Live 5-2-1-0 Healthy Living Support Booklet, developed in partnership with SCOPE, a project of the UBC Department of Pediatrics, BC Children's Hospital, and the Childhood Obesity Foundation.


Check out the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice’s Facebook page for pictures from the event!


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