Community

A healthy community supports all residents living to their fullest potential. Kitsap community organizations (i.e., local business, churches, community groups, etc.) can improve the health of residents by sharing the 5210 message within their facilities. See below on how 5210 Kitsap is spreading the word.

 

5210 Kitsap Kickoff

The 5210 Kitsap Kickoff event at the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton on January 29, 2013, was a tremendous success, celebrating the work accomplished to date to implement 5210 in Kitsap County.

Speaking at the 5210 Kitsap Kickoff event was Port Orchard's own Jonathan McHenry who appeared on ABC TV's Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition show. Mr. McHenry spoke about his weight loss success featured on the hit TV show. Over 90 attendees learned about 5210 materials and tools that are being developed for use in the home, workplace, school, health care and childcare settings, and heard about the excellent work going on to implement 5210 at various locations including Central Kitsap schools, the YMCA, Harrison Medical Center and Naval Hospital Bremerton. 5210 Kickoff Event Agenda.

January 29, 2013, was also proclaimed "Ready, Set, Go! 5210 Kitsap: Obesity Prevention Day" by Kitsap County and the cities of Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and Port Orchard.

Kitsap County Proclamation

Bainbridge Island Proclamation

Bremerton Proclamation

Port Orchard Proclamation

More work remains to be done to increase physical activity and healthy eating in Kitsap County. Click here to learn how you can help.

Below are some highlights of the 5210 Kitsap Kickoff event!

 

Chambers RoomThe Chambers room at the Norm Dicks Government Center filled with over 90 attendees.

Jonathan McHenryJonathan McHenry gave his inspirational story of losing over 250lbs and brought out an old pair of pants that he used to wear demonstrating his amazing transformation.

 

Commissioner GarridoCommissioner Garrido spoke on the importance of a local food system

 

Commissioner GarridoDr. Monica Dixon shared Tacoma/Pierce County's experience implementing 5210