Posts Categorized: Childhood Obesity

Really? Six chips?

Authored by Emily Cooke, RD, LD Did you know that for many brands of tortilla chips, a serving is just 6 or maybe 8 chips? Six chips? Really?! Who decided that? How do I know this to be true? Because I looked at the Nutrition Facts Label on the back of the package. Nearly all… Read more »

Kick the Can!

Authored by Reeve Chace It’s summer time, and that means lots of playing outside in the summer sun. And when kids play in the heat, they sweat, and when they sweat, they get thirsty. Water is the best way to rehydrate, in the summer or any time of year! Our community partners and Let’s Go!… Read more »

Sweeter Deal! Let’s Go! Schools Offering Non-food Rewards.

Authored by Karen Schebaum Has your school shifted away from using food as a reward and toward physical activity rewards? Do they use alternatives to food-based celebrations? If your school is a Let’s Go! school the answer is probably YES! Results from Let’s Go!’s 2013 Annual Report show that 66% of our responding schools were… Read more »

Salad Days of Summer

  Authored by Karen Schebaum I used to think that salads were boring. In fact, the only salads I really enjoyed were fancy/creative salads I bought at restaurants. Then a couple of years ago the penny dropped–I could easily make salads as varied and yummy as I was buying, it would just take some advance… Read more »

A Shout Out to Let’s Go! Sponsors

Authored by Karen Schebaum As our 2012-2013 program year draws to a close, Let’s Go! would like to acknowledge and thank our Founding Partners and Sponsors. Without their significant financial support, our work would not be possible. We thank them for their financial support, interest, and engagement in raising a healthier generation of youth. Let’s… Read more »