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Posted: October 7, 2015

Healthy Kimberley Community Challenge begins

Calling on all Kimberley citizens to take part in the Healthy Kimberley Community Challenge!

The challenge will run between October 5 and November 30, as a part of the East Kootenay Division of Family Practice’s ‘A GP For Me’ project.

Residents of Kimberley will be challenged to make healthy changes/choices based on the Live 5-2-1-0 messaging, share them and earn a chance to win big prizes, including $500 cash!

While the recommendations in the Live 5-2-1-0 messaging have been developed for 5-12 year old children, people of any age can benefit from making some or all of the components a regular part of their day-to-day lives.

Participants are encouraged to eat at least five fruits and vegetables per day, limit ‘screen time’ to a maximum of two hours per day, increase physical activity to at least 1 hour per day, and to drink fewer sugar sweetened beverages, and choosing water instead.

Challenge yourself, your family, your friends and colleagues!

The Healthy Kimberley Community Challenge is open to all residents of Kimberley, be they individuals, or families (those under the age of 19 need parent/guardian permission). Participants can submit photos, short updates, poems, stories, videos, etc. on the healthy choices/changes they are making by e-mail, Facebook, or submissions dropped off at the Kimberley Medical Clinic.

For more information or to sign up go to: www.live5210.ca/?p=11913 , the Healthy Kimberley Facebook page. (like us!), the Kimberley Medical Clinic, or contact our Health Promotion Coordinator, Erna Jensen [email protected] or 250.427.9360.

A GP for Me is a joint initiative of the Government of BC and Doctors of BC.

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