5210 A Way of Life is an initiative that promotes healthy behaviours and environments in Northumberland County. The simple 5210 messages encourage eating well and being active every day. By bringing community stakeholders together to share consistent messaging, 5210 A Way of Life helps build partnerships to create and support healthy environments.
In 2013, a study at Université de Moncton noted the value of healthy environments. As a result, teams of health professionals and community partners were created in Northumberland County to review the evidence and best practices supporting healthy behaviours and environments. After the review, partners involved decided to develop 5210 A Way of Life. This initiative is adapted from Let’s Go! 5210 used in many states in the USA, and Live 5210 in British Columbia. 5210 A Way of life has since partnered with Heart & Stroke NB and NB Medical Society to spread its messages across New Brunswick.