A healthy weight is one of the most important ways to have a healthy body. Many children in America carry more weight than is healthy. At the Countdown to a Healthy ME program, our goal is to protect the health of children as they grow. We guide families one step at a time as they develop healthy habits that we hope will last a lifetime. We strive to be positive and encouraging, and we want all of our patients to feel great about the progress they make.
Countdown to a Healthy ME is a Let’s Go! health care site of distinction. We reinforce the Let’s Go! message of “5-2-1-0”: 5 or more fruits or vegetables a day, 2 hours or less of recreational screen time, 1 hour or more of fun physical activity, and 0 sugary drinks, more water or low fat milk.
Working to Protect the Health of Children as They Grow
Learn how we are working with families to fight obesity in children through diet and exercise and help identify clinical issues that may be contributing to their weight.