Posts Categorized: News

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 »

Video/Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Authored By Heidi Kessler, SNS ‘Twas a chilly January day when Let’s Go! director Dr. Victoria Rogers announced a video and photo contest. She challenged the Let’s Go! community partners to bring Let’s Go! and 5-2-1-0 to life visually by sharing what’s happening in the community through a video or photo. Videos and photos would… Read more »

Collaborating to Transform Communities

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? The immovable object gets transformed into something better! I am the program manager for Let’s Go!’s School setting and because of my role here I frequently get opportunities to team up with really fantastic people, who are making great efforts to provide our children with better nutrition… 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 »

Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain

Authored By Dr. Tory Rogers A recent New York Times article did a great job highlighting the importance of two new studies, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, providing further evidence linking sugary drinks to obesity. This article further demonstrates that sugary drinks can be a major factor in putting on pounds for… Read more »