Children spend the majority of their day at school and eat one or more meals, plus snacks, during the school day. Schools have the opportunity to provide healthier foods in the classroom and cafeteria, and to creatively increase physical activity throughout the school day. In addition to helping establish healthy habits, schools want to do what they can to make sure their students are ready and able to learn.
Let’s Go! works with kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools across Maine and Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire, to increase healthy eating and physical activity. Our local coordinators provide personal assistance and custom resources depending on the grade level(s) you work with, as well as unique programming tailored to the school’s cafeteria.
The 5-2-1-0 program is flexible and can be easily woven into your busy day. We support entire school districts and individual schools, partnering with teachers, nurses, PE teachers, nutrition directors, cafeteria managers, principals, superintendents and more. We’ll help you assess what you’re already doing well, identify areas for improvement, and implement an action plan to meet your unique goals.
Registered sites receive a free toolkit full of resources for staff and families, personal assistance from a local coordinator, and on-site and off-site training opportunities. By getting involved with Let’s Go! you’ll join a network of hundreds of sites just like yours, working to improve the health of our children.