Monthly Archives: February 2013

Is some extra weight good for you?

Authored by Michael A Dedekian, MD A recent study in the Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) caught the attention of national media. The authors used the best available scientific evidence, combined from 97 other separate studies, to better define the link between mortality (death) and weight. The evidence they used represented a total… Read more »

Five a Day: I Found a Way!!

Authored By Karen Schebaum In the Summer I do a pretty good job on fruit and vegetable consumption. In Winters past I really struggled with my fruit and vegetable consumption. There are many vegetables served cooked that I just can’t stand—and believe me, I’ve tried! Here are a few ways I’m fitting 5 a day… Read more »

2nd Annual Let’s Go! Childhood Obesity Conference

This conference has come and gone! For more information about upcoming conferences, please visit  TOWARDS ENDING CHILDHOOD OBESITY: How doctors, toddlers, and schools can stop an epidemic. Learn how to build capacity in your practice, in your community and for your patients. Take away material you can use the next day. Join us on September 11th, 12th… Read more »

5-2-1-0 Goes to Child Care is rockin’ it!

Authored by Emily Cooke Did you know that some very exciting things have been happening in our Early Childhood sector these past several months? Over the summer, Let’s Go! and the Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC) came together to merge two of the main early childhood obesity prevention programs in the state, 5-2-1-0 Goes… Read more »

The Great Fruity Breakfast I’d Never Heard Of!

Authored by Karen SchebaumManager of The Kids CO-OP A co-worker recently told me about Baked Oatmeal. She said it was a great easy, yummy way to get fruit into breakfast. I “Googled” and looked through various recipes and settled on one that seemed fairly healthy. All I had to do was double the recipe, replace… Read more »