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Healthy foods at meals, snacks and celebrations make for healthy children.

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Limiting screen time can help children get better sleep, improve their grades, and lower their risk for obesity.

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Daily physical activity is essential to learning; active students are better academic performers with improved attention and attitude.

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Children get too much sugar from juice, soda, sports and energy drinks. Water is the best choice.

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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..

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The Benefits of Going Screen-Free

Screen-Free Week is an annual, week long challenge and celebration of the joys of life beyond the screen. From May 2nd to May 8th, 2016, kids, families, and communities including Let’s Go! will collectively unplug from all TV, phones, tablets, computers, and video games as entertainment. Yes, for the entire week! We’ll be spending our… Read more »

 
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School Lunch Superstars!

As National Nutrition Month comes to a close, Let’s Go! is taking some time to reflect on and appreciate all the delicious, creative, and clever ways you integrated fresh, seasonal ingredients into your meals and snacks this month.  We loved seeing your 5 daily servings of fruits and veggies in action, and were especially impressed by the work… Read more »

 

Maine-Foodie-Tours-FINAL-logo-2[1]Maine Foodie Tours Partners with Let’s Go! for April Giving Campaign

Maine Foodie Tours selected Let’s Go! as the April charity partner for their 12 Months of Giving campaign! For each ticket sold during the month of April, $1 goes towards supporting the Let’s Go! program. It’s a great opportunity to try one of their Culinary Walking Tours and experience local specialties on foot!

 

LetsGoAmbulance[1]Franklin County Ambulance Promotes 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Message

NorthStar EMS unveiled its third health-theme painted ambulance to the Franklin County community: a colorful yellow and white ambulance with images and 5-2-1-0 messaging to promote the Let’s Go! program. This ambulance is designed to support ongoing community health messaging targeting youth and families in the region.

 

Maine_Calling_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.

AHA logoThe 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: www.ahacommunityconnections.org  

 

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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!