This program offers opportunities for physical activity and nutrition education in collaboration with RSU 9, MSAD 58 and Stratton Schools and area community organizations for school aged children. The grant provides for equipment and professional development to schools and teachers to improve programming in physical education. Curriculum resources and improvements are made in schools and opportunities are created with community organizations such as local recreation departments for children to practice their new skills outside of the school day. Contact Laurie Soucy at email@example.com or 779-2924.
Services offered by our nutrition educators include cooking classes and grocery tours to teach community members how to read labels, plan and cook healthy meals and eat well on a budget.
- Grocery Tours – Learn how to shop on a budget
- Cooking classes for adults and teens
- Nutrition education at your school or childcare
- Nutrition education for seniors
For more information contact Laura Quynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 779-2928 or Ellen Thorne at email@example.com or 779-2357.
Let's Go! Franklin County
Let’s Go! Franklin County is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program. Our goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental change. Let’s Go! works in child care, school, out of school and health care settings to reach families where they live, learn, work and play to reinforce the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.
5 – fruits and veggies
2 – hours or less of recreational screen time*
1 – hour or more of physical activity
0 – sugary drinks, more water
* Keep TV/computer out of bedroom. No screen time under the age of 2.
Let’s Go!’s 5210 program provides participating programs with a toolkit, online resources, and technical assistance to help guide them in successfully supporting increased physical activity and healthy eating for children and youth.
For more information contact Molly Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 779-2929 or contact Andrea Richards at email@example.com or 779-2435.
Youth in grades 6-12 throughout the Western District engage in community change projects organized by youth policy boards, youth groups, and youth-adult partnerships from across the state. For more information contact Nicole Ditata, MCHES, PS-C at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 779-2932.