2017 Charity Beneficiary

 

A program of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Let’s Go! is focused on increasing physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to age 18.

Let’s Go! collaborates with schools, child care and out-of-school programs, healthcare practices and community organizations in Maine and New Hampshire to reach children and their families wherever they live, learn, work, and play. Let’s Go! reaches more than 220,000 children, using the 5-2-1-0 healthy habits message – five or more fruits and vegetables, two hours or less of screen time, one hour or more of physical activity, and zero sugary drinks.

In 2016, Let’s Go! reported that fruit and vegetable intake is higher among students at Let’s Go! schools and that sugary drink consumption and screen time is down at most Let’s Go! sites. Moreover, Maine state data suggests a general upward trend in the 5-2-1-0 behaviors except physical activity, which has declined among Maine student. In response, Let’s Go! has made increasing physical activity a priority focus for the coming years.

Interested in running the TDB2B on behalf of Let's Go! and fundraising to help get kids moving? Please visit our TDB2B registration page to learn more about joining our running team - https://fundraising.mmc.org/bbch-b2b-info. We hope you will run with us!

For more information, visit the Let's Go website or Facebook.