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 and to creatively increase physical activity throughout the school day. In addition to helping establish healthy habits, schools have a vested interest in making 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. The Let’s Go! program is flexible and can be easily woven into your busy day. We support entire school districts by helping to strengthen the local wellness policy while also working directly with the individual schools to help implement and communicate policy efforts. Let’s Go! efforts are most successful when supported by a team consisting of classroom teachers, PE teachers, principals, school nutrition staff, parents, students and more! We will help you assess your school environment, identify areas for improvement, and implement an action plan to meet your unique goals.
Registered schools receive a free toolkit full of resources for staff and families, personal assistance from a local coordinator, and training opportunities. By partnering with Let’s Go! you’ll join a network of hundreds of schools just like yours, working to improve the health of our children.