Active Living

The goal of Let’s Go! is to prevent obesity by working with communities to support healthy choices. Let’s Go! reaches children and adults where they live, learn, work, and play. Our programs can happen in schools, early childhood education, out-of-school programs, healthcare practices, and workplaces.

Children and Youth

Adults

Parents

Parents resources can be found here: https://mainehealth.org/lets-go/childrens-program/parents

Contacts

Sarah Carter
Let’s Go! Coordinator
Email
207-744-6195

Carl Costanzi
Let’s Go! Coordinator
Email
207-744-6198

 

Growing Healthy Kids

Growing Healthy Kids, funded by The New Balance Foundation, is focused on preventing childhood obesity. They provide funding for evidence-based programs that promote physical activity and healthy eating habits within schools, before- and after-school programs, and at Roberts Farm Preserve.

Roberts Farm Preserve is a property of the Western Foothills Land Trust (another critical partner in this work) where physical activity and outdoor experiential learning is combined.

Through our New Balance Foundation-funded work, we are helping students become more active through programs like the 100-Mile Club, which challenge students to track 100 miles worth of physical activity over the course of the school year.

 

Oxford County Moves

Oxford County Moves is an Oxford County Wellness Collaborative initiative aimed at making it easier for people in Oxford County to stay healthy by biking and riding their bikes. It focuses on making walking and biking safer and easier to do.

Oxford County Moves developed a number of resources to help make walking and biking easier and safer, including:

  • Education and awareness materials (a poster series, short video, and brochure encouraging to reinforce the message that “roads are for everyone”)
  • An active Facebook account that shares information about physical activity opportunities and resources
  • A series of maps showing some of the most popular bike routes in Oxford County
  • Plans for the placement of signage to help cyclists find their way on mapped bike routes, and to make other road users aware of their presence
  • A Western Maine Active Communities Toolkit