Training

Let’s Go! offers a variety of training opportunities for organizations across the U.S. that are interested in learning more about our multi-setting, childhood obesity prevention model. Check out the offerings below to see if you’d benefit from a phone call, virtual training or in-person experience. If you have questions or are interested in setting up a training, please contact us.

FREE 30-minute Introductory Call

Let’s Go! enjoys meeting likeminded teams working to decrease obesity rates. If you’re interested in learning more about how Let’s Go! got started, has grown over the years or plans to sustain this important work in the years to come contact us to schedule a free introductory call.

Coaching Call

Organizations that have completed the free 30-minute introductory call are welcome to request follow up coaching calls. Most coaching calls are 1-hour in duration and the agenda will be established by the needs of the partner organization. Cost is $300.

Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 Program Presentation

Let’s Go! is happy to rally your stakeholders and community partners with our Program Overview presentation. One of our physicians or obesity prevention experts will explain the impact of pediatric obesity on patients and the population, introduce the Let’s Go! model for obesity prevention, review evaluation data, touch on the successes and challenges encountered over the last 10 years, and wrap with a Q&A. *Content can be adjusted to meet the needs of the audience. Cost ranges between $1,200 and $1,500, plus travel if applicable.

Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 Immersive Learning in Maine

Teams of up to six individuals can join Let’s Go! experts on-site in Maine for an immersive 1.5-day training. Let’s Go! will host this private (or in select instances, semi-private) comprehensive training for small groups interested in quickly learning how to launch an integrated childhood obesity prevention program in their community. 

Benefits include:

  • One-on-one access to Let’s Go! experts leading a nationally recognized, statewide multi-setting childhood obesity prevention program.
  • First-hand experience in how the program is run
  • Five free toolkits, one for each setting: K-5 schools, Middle/High schools, childcare, out-of-school, health care and workplace.
  • A 1-hour follow-up coaching call.

Contact us to discuss your needs.

 

Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 Learning on Location

The Let’s Go! team will join you on your home turf for an immersive two-day training. This comprehensive training is designed for small groups interested in learning how to launch a 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! program in their community.

Benefits include:

  • One-on-one access to Let’s Go! experts leading a nationally recognized, statewide multi-setting childhood obesity prevention program.
  • First-hand experience in how the program is run.
  • Five free toolkits, one for each setting: K-5 schools, Middle/High schools, childcare, out-of-school, health care and workplace.
  • A 1-hour follow-up coaching call.

Contact us to discuss your needs.

Speakers

Let’s Go! is home to a team of experts who are well-practiced in speaking with groups about obesity prevention. If you’re planning a summit, conference, or training we’d be happy to provide a keynote and can cover a variety of subjects: obesity prevention 101, establishing an obesity prevention program, sustaining an obesity prevention program, integrating prevention with treatment, dissemination, implementation, evaluation, marketing and communications, and more. Cost ranges $1,200 to $1,500 plus travel if applicable.

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Victoria (Tory) Rogers, M.D.

Medical Director, Let’s Go!

Dr. Victoria W. Rogers is the Director of Let’s Go! at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. There, she oversees the development, coordination, and promotion of community-oriented pediatric healthcare initiatives. Over the past few years, Dr. Rogers has focused her efforts on combating the childhood obesity epidemic.

Let’s Go! uses a multi-sector approach to reach youth and families where they live, learn, work and play to reinforce the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. As a leader in the field of childhood obesity prevention and management, she is often called upon as a consultant by The National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and other national organizations to provide her expert opinion and review. Dr. Rogers is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Obesity Leadership Workgroup and serves as the Assistant Director of the AAP’s Institute on Healthy Weight. Recently, Dr. Rogers was elected to the Executive Committee of the AAP Section on Obesity.

In 2011, Dr. Rogers received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for her work in the field of childhood obesity. In 2012, Dr. Rogers received the 2012 Giraffe Award from the Maine Children’s Alliance for “sticking her neck out for Maine kids”. Additionally, Dr. Rogers was the recipient of the 2013 Healthcare HEROS award presented by Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and the Portland Press Herald.

Dr. Rogers graduated from Dartmouth College receiving a BA in political science and received her medical degree from the University of Vermont. Currently, Dr. Rogers is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine.


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Emily Walters, MPH, CHES

Program Director, Let’s Go!

Emily has been working in the fields of community and public health since 2001, of which her tenure has been within the MaineHealth system. Following her passion for healthy eating and active living, Emily has worked alongside Dr. Victoria Rogers on the development and dissemination of the Let’s Go! program since 2008. Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program. While at Let’s Go! she has developed and managed several aspects of the multi-setting and multi-level statewide program. Most recently, Emily has taken over the directorship of the dissemination and implementation of Let’s Go!.

Emily has served as faculty for the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality’s (NICHQ) and Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Collaborate for Healthy Weight learning collaborative and in this role, she was able to share her knowledge and expertise in the fields of early childhood obesity prevention and community engagement around a multi-setting approach. Emily holds a master’s degree in public health and is a certified community health education specialist.


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Michael Dedekian, M.D.

Medical Advisor, Let's Go!

Dr. Michael Dedekian is a Pediatric Endocrinologist with Maine Medical Partners — Pediatric Specialty Care and The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Dedekian received his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He trained at UMass Memorial Children’s Hospital where he was Chief Resident in Pediatrics. He completed his fellowship in endocrinology and diabetes at Children’s Hospital, Boston and Joslin Diabetes Center where he was involved in basic research on pancreas regeneration aimed at treatment and cure for diabetes.

Dr. Dedekian is currently the Medical Co-Director of the Countdown to a Healthy ME program, a multidisciplinary clinical treatment program for children and adolescents working toward a healthy weight. He also serves as medical advisor to Let’s Go!. Dr. Dedekian’s research interests include obesity and type 2 diabetes. New projects include work on using telehealth and mobile health to better serve the needs of these patient populations. Dr. Dedekian’s academic appointment is assistant professor at Tufts Medical School which has a satellite campus at Maine Medical Center


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