Schools, child care programs, out-of-school programs and health care practices across Maine and the Mt. Washington Valley are working together to decrease childhood obesity, one healthy choice at a time.Read More
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Find bike trails, sign up for group rides, and learn about bike safety.
Exercise facilities, group classes, and swimming. The YMCA offers services to everyone in the community, regardless of ability to pay.
My Fitness Pal
Food diary, food database, and online community support.
Make Your Day Harder
To fight “Sitting Disease,” this website offers great tips for overcoming barriers to getting active.
Silver Sneakers by Tivity Health
A fitness program for adults 65 and older, free with some health plans. Provides access to flex fitness classes, gyms and more.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Nonprofit organization for weight loss support. For a small fee, TOPS encourages members to make small, steady lifestyle changes that provide lasting weight loss and better health.
Weight Watchers of Maine, Inc.
Meetings offer information and group support to help people succeed in losing weight.
Eat Well (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program)
Free to income eligible adults with children. Staff provide individual and group lessons in homes or community sites. Topics include food budgeting, meal planning, cooking skills and food safety.
Hannaford Healthy Eating
Nutrition advice, healthy recipes, and information about free classes and store demos with Hannaford dietitians.
Provides simple information to build healthier diets. Check out the online tools, like “What’s Cooking,” the Daily Checklists and Portion Distortion.
Website and e-newsletter with information on healthy eating and food safety. Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Information about following the “DASH” (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet.
Recipes for Healthy Living
Great meal plans, recipes, and kitchen tips presented by the American Diabetes Association.
Accessing & Affording Healthy Food
Maine SNAP-Ed & Food Supplement Program
Provides assistance to help low income households buy the food they need for good health. Also offers education to help community members shop, cook, and eat healthy on a budget.
For pregnant women, new moms, and children up to age 5. WIC provides health and nutrition information, breastfeeding support, and checks to purchase healthy foods. Benefits are based on income.
Maine Harvest Bucks
Shoppers using SNAP get extra money toward their purchase at participating farmers’ markets, farms, and stores selling local produce.
Find dates, times, and locations, plus information on markets that accept SNAP or participate in Maine Harvest Bucks.
Senior Farm Share
Provides $50 worth of fresh local produce to income-qualified Maine seniors (60+).
Local Food Pantries
Find locations and operating times.
Community Meal Sites
Find locations and serving times for free nutritious meals. Some meals have restrictions (for example, 55+ only).
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Basic water and nutrition information, why water is so important for our bodies
American Heart Association
12 tried and true water infusion recipes
American Heart Association tips for reducing sugary drinks in your diet
Health and wellness services for seniors (typically 60+) such as Meals on Wheels, LunchPlus Cafés, and yoga and balance classes.
An organization dedicated to helping seniors and disabled adults age in place, with an emphasis on life-long learning, health, education, and community engagement for social well-being.
MMC Weight & Wellness Program
Weight loss surgery center where patients are supported with health coaching, mindfulness, support groups, and specialized treatment plans.
CDC Healthy Weight
A collection of resources for achieving or maintaining a healthy weight, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Aim for A Healthy Weight
A collection of resources for achieving or maintaining a healthy weight, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Available to the general public, this Veterans Administration program offers handouts and a mobile app that walks users through 19 weeks of lessons around weight, physical activity, and nutrition. Veterans may also access group sessions and telephone lifestyle coaching.
Dr. Mike Evans on YouTube
Brief, entertaining videos about a variety of wellness topics, such as the benefits of exercise, how to eat better, and why water is the best drink for your health.