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, childcare 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.

Annual Report

lets go annual final 1-web-160px2014 Annual Report

2014 was a year of widespread, positive change. Our new annual report details healthy eating and active living success stories from across the state. Once you take a look inside, you’ll know why we’re celebrating.



Maine’s Healthy School Lunch Efforts Receive Front Page Praise

The country is abuzz about child nutrition re-authorization and the possibility of rolling back nutrition standards. This article showcases how hardworking Mainers have used creativity to not only meet, but to exceed, the current nutrition standards. 


Let’s Go! is Highlighted as an Answer to Mainers’ Health Challenges 

Let’s Go!’s childhood obesity prevention efforts came to light in a Portland Press Herald article discussing Maine’s Health Rankings. Specific County Health Rankings were also covered, allowing for comparisons across the state. 

2015 ConferenceSave the Date: September 17-18, 2015

4th Annual Let’s Go! 5210 National Childhood Obesity Conference in Portland, ME – Management and Treatment of childhood obesity


So Po MaineiacsSeptember 19, 2015 – South Portland Maineiacs 1st Annual 5K 

Race proceeds will support Let’s Go! efforts in Cumberland and York Counties. Register today and we’ll see you there!


What Let’s Go! Looks Like in Action

We wanted to share the following story to give you a better idea of how Let’s Go!’s multi-setting approach brings people together to help children establish healthy habits. Meet Izzie, … Continue reading


New Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is about love and friendship; a special occasion to remind family and friends how much we care about them. So why are we celebrating with boxes of chocolates, … Continue reading