Posts Categorized: Childhood Obesity

Good Work Doesn’t Go Unnoticed

Authored by: Heidi Kessler, Let’s Go! Senior Program Manager The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today that Maine Medical Center is being awarded for its collaborative efforts to improve community health with the 2014 NOVA Award. Each year the AHA honors 5 hospitals across the nation for their effective, collaborative programs focusing on community health…. Read more »

Healthy Food in Maine Hospitals? Check!

Authored by Emily Kain, Let’s Go! Dissemination Program Manger  As part of our multi-sector approach to obesity prevention, we work in many sites: schools, daycares, healthcare practices etc. Now, in partnership with MaineHealth, we’re working with local hospitals to make sure the places that help us stay healthy are living healthy every day. Let’s Go!… Read more »

Plan for a Screen Free Weekend

Authored by Caitlin Loveitt, Let’s Go! Home Office Monday marked the kickoff of Screen Free Week, a week-long celebration that encourages children to go screen free. Many of us remember this experience as a week-long challenge to simply stop watching television, since prior to 2010 – when the name was changed to better reflect our… Read more »

Spring into Action!

Authored by Karen Voci, President, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation It’s SPRING!!  It’s finally spring – after one of the longest and coldest winters on record.  The air is warming, birds are singing and there are green things on the trees. It’s time to GET OUTSIDE!  And that goes for everyone in the family –… Read more »

Children are Watching You!

Authored by Adrienne Gallant, Let’s Go! Knox County Coordinator A couple of months ago, I was feeling under the weather. I was forced to stay upstairs in my room secluded from the rest of my family so as not to contaminate them with my germs. My throat was feeling awful and my stomach wasn’t so… Read more »