5-2-1-0 Let’s Go!

Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program implemented throughout Maine and in a few communities in neighboring states. We partner with schools, child care and out-of-school programs, healthcare practices and community organizations to change environments where children and families live, learn work and play. We developed 5-2-1-0 as the foundation for change..

5 – fruits and veggies
2 – hours or less of recreational screen time*
1 – hour or more of physical activity
0 – sugary drinks, more water

* Keep TV/computer out of bedroom. No screen time under the age of 2.

News & Events
Annual Report

A Special MPBN Series Featuring Let’s Go! Director, Dr. Tory Rogers, MD

Our very own Dr. Tory Rogers was featured as part of a special week-long MPBN series about the connection between childhood obesity and poverty. Take a listen to the fascinating Maine Calling segment and read more from Dr. Rogers about how Maine schools are stepping up efforts to get kids to eat healthier foods.

The American Hospital Association Recognizes Let’s Go!

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recognized the Let’s Go! program as an innovative way to meet community needs. Each year, the AHA highlights hospital-based programs to showcase how hospitals are reaching beyond their walls to improve the health of their communities. For more information, visit: http://www.ahacommunityconnections.org/  

Falmouth Elementary Shows Off Local, Healthy Lunch Menu

WMTW aired a short segment on how Maine schools are going above and beyond federal nutrition standards for school meals.

Franklin County’s Healthy Habits Draws Attention

The Morning Sentinel ran this feature about Franklin County’s success in prioritizing healthy eating and active living across 30 different locations.

2015 Let's Go! Annual Report_Cover_PNG2015 Annual Report

2015 was a year defined by partnership, new evidence, and widespread positive change. In our ninth annual report, we dig deep and highlight our evidence-based Strategies for Success, showing you why they are important and how they are changing environments and impacting healthy choices. We hope you’ll take a look inside and join in celebrating our successes in preventing childhood obesity! 






What To Do About Winter Dehydration

Summer is typically the season associated with dehydration. With warmer weather, our bodies heat up and we sweat more visibly—and so we’re more inclined to pick up that glass of water to cool us off and quench our thirst. During cooler months, we don’t get as hot and sweat evaporates into the cold air instead… Read more »


Winter Wellness Roundup: A Favorite Budget-Friendly Outdoor Activity

With colder, shorter, and darker days comes our collective tendency to hunker down and stay indoors. During winter, it’s easier for adults and kids alike to lose focus of staying active and it’s more appealing to break out the comfort foods—we understand. And yet, with months of snow comes exciting opportunities to explore your community… Read more »