Live 5-2-1-0

Promoting Healthy Living In Children Across British Columbia With Evidenced Based Resources and Community Building

Partner
  • The Live 5-2-1-0 Team
  • The Digital Lab
Type of work

technology
Software & Web
Overview

Supporting Children in Having a Healthy Lifestyle

The Digital Lab and the Live 5-2-1-0 team partnered to redevelop the Live 5-2-1-0 website. Having a healthy lifestyle is important, especially for growing children. While this is known Statistics Canada reports that only 40% of children and youth in Canada meet their physical activity targets. Further, Health Canada also found that 1 in 5 Canadian children have diets with energy intakes higher than the amount that they need. To tackle these challenges, the Live 5-2-1-0 website aims to act as a user-friendly digital knowledge product to support and encourage healthy lifestyles for children in partnership with media, schools and local governments.

Research & Design

An Accessible Online Resource for Healthy Living

The Live 5-2-1-0 website is a centralized resource for the BC-wide Live 5-2-1-0 initiative which encourages healthy behaviors in children. On the site users can learn about different ways to adopt and build healthy habits. As this site acts as a place for users to discover both resources and a community of people trying to improve their lifestyle, the team needed to ensure that the site was highly accessible and user-friendly.

The Digital Lab overhauled the website design ensuring its modern visual style was inviting to users, encouraging exploration of the site's resources and the project's campaign. The site was additionally fit with a resource hub for users to find all of the resources provided by the Live 5-2-1-0 team in one place. To increase the accessibility of Live 5-2-1-0 it was made to not only be accessible in website form, but also as an application. Finally, to ensure the Live 5-2-1-0 team can continue to update the site with the most up-to-date information the site was developed with a user-friendly content management system. As the project continues to expand the team will easily be able to update their site with new resources.

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Impact

An Online Resource to Make Canadian Youth Healthier

The Live 5-2-1-0 website was launched to improve the health outcomes of Canadian youth. Since launching, it has had a large public impact that has been recognized in 6+ publications and 25+ news articles. The Live 5-2-1-0 website has become more accessible and user-friendly with the refined design and continues to promote its shared message and action plan to local communities in a manner that is feasible. The community approach to the Live 5-2-1-0 program ensures that resources and strategies can be put into place, and be executed through peer support as people explore new ways to live stronger and healthier lives.