Posts Categorized: News

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 »

WinterKids – Your Prescription for Winter Fun & Fitness!

Authored by Julie MulkernExecutive Director, WinterKids WinterKids puts the “win” in winter for Maine families! The WinterKids Passport, now celebrating its 15th year, opens doors to an exciting array of fun and healthy winter activities for the whole family—including downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and snow tubing. The program is available to… Read more »

Freezing Temperatures, Frozen Vegetables

Authored by Reeve Chace Now that we are officially in the depths of winter, fresh vegetables are harder to find than they were in the summer growing season. But that’s no reason to leave the produce off your plate this winter–plenty of nutritious vegetables can still be found in abundance in the freezer section of… Read more »

Gaining Traction – Five years, 132,000+ kids later

Authored by Karen Voci, Executive DirectorHarvard Pilgrim Foundation Five years ago the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation decided to take a bite out of childhood obesity. We were driven by one simple fact: One in three children in the US is overweight or obese. Our kids are in trouble. We knew that a massive, consistent, and unified… Read more »