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.

Annual Report

October 23 – Let’s Go! School Symposium

This day long educational event is for all  5-2-1-0 Registered Schools. Learn how to honor a child’s birthday without added sugar and ways to sneak more movement into an already packed day. View the full agenda here.

View more Let’s Go! events here.

451605_17957-20151112-Lets-Go-001Franklin County’s Commitment to 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. 

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. 


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.



Keeping Healthy through the Holidays

We are fast approaching the busy holiday season, a time to celebrate with family and friends.  Unfortunately, it can also be a time of stress during which we lose sight of our routine healthy eating and active living habits.  Here are a few tips for maintaining your health and sanity this holiday season. Make moving… Read more »

Cut, handsome little indian boy eating fresh watermelon with happy smile on his face showing the satisfaction of eating the summertime nutritious fruit

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Authored by: Heidi Kessler, Let’s Go! Senior Program Manager A special awareness month is intended to raise awareness about causes that may otherwise go unnoticed by the general population such as National Radon Action Month or National Kidney Month. But childhood obesity has certainly not gone unnoticed. There have been rallying cries from parents, schools,… Read more »