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Keeping Healthy through the Holidays

We are fast approaching the busy holiday season, a time to celebrate with family and friends.  Unfortunately, it can also be a time of stress during which we lose sight of our routine healthy eating and active living habits.  Here are a few tips for maintaining your health and sanity this holiday season. Make moving… Read more »

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Authored by: Heidi Kessler, Let’s Go! Senior Program Manager A special awareness month is intended to raise awareness about causes that may otherwise go unnoticed by the general population such as National Radon Action Month or National Kidney Month. But childhood obesity has certainly not gone unnoticed. There have been rallying cries from parents, schools,… Read more »

Get the Facts and Give School Lunch a Chance

It’s time, time to start preparing for the school year. For many this means shopping for new clothes and classroom supplies and making decisions about how to tackle lunch for your little one. Parents are busy and mornings are hectic so why not enjoy the added convenience of school lunch? Maine schools are leading the… Read more »

Funding Helps Boost Community Wellness

The statewide success of Let’s Go! depends on Coordinators across Maine. Earlier this year we were able to invest $55,000 back into Maine communities through mini grants. Our objective was to provide funds to Let’s Go! sites to make sustainable changes for children of Maine communities. To accomplish this we asked our regional coordinators to… Read more »

The Summer Paradox

Many families enjoy Maine’s warm summer weather by scheduling time for outside activities. Summer is full of physical activity, right? Play dates, beach days, summer camps. Well, contrary to what many of us believe, our kids are actually less active during the summer months.  Studies show that kids have less structure throughout the summer, which… Read more »