Guest Authored by Adrienne Gallant For many of us, it can be difficult to find new and innovative healthy ways to celebrate the holiday season, but a little team work can go a long way. As a Let’s Go! site, The Playroom, an early child care center in Warren, Maine, encourages parents to think outside… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Child Care
Dr. Tory Rogers wins Maine Children’s Alliance Giraffe Award
Authored by Elizabeth Motyka, MPH In October, Dr. Tory Rogers, the director of Let’s Go!, was honored with the Maine Children’s Alliance Giraffe Award. This award recognizes those who “stick out their necks for kids” in communities across Maine. Recipients of the award have accomplished one or more of the following: 1) Demonstrated exemplary leadership… Read more »
Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Childhood obesity is a continuing epidemic in our country with more than 23 million children being obese or overweight. With studies suggesting that the majority of obese and overweight children grow up into obese and overweight adults it’s important to focus on effective strategies for change. Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (COAM) provides us with a… Read more »
Are you drinking your way to health issues?
Authored by Emily Cooke, RD A 12 oz soft drink has around 150 calories in it. Now, this wouldn’t be so bad if those calories were nourishing and helped to fill you up; but that’s not the case. Pretty much 100% of the calories from soda are from added sugars and there is a fair… Read more »
Do you need a sports drink?
Author Heidi Kessler Despite what marketing may lead you to believe, if you are active for less than an hour and not participating in very vigorous physical activity, you really don’t need a sports drink. Sports drinks are essentially diluted sugar water plus flavoring and a pinch of salt. The sugar adds extra calories to your body and is harmful to teeth…. Read more »