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More Healthy. More Happy.

Being active and eating healthy should be a focus each and everyday. Our evidence-based strategies help to make it easy to live 5-2-1-0 every day!

5-2-1-0 Every Day!

 Five or more fruits & vegetables

Our Maine seasonal food guide will help you find fruits and vegetables all year long.

 Two hours or less recreational screen time

Set limits on screen time and try some of these screen free activities.

 One hour or more of physical activity

Find ways to bring movement into everyday with these tips.

 Zero sugary drinks, more water

Drinking water is the #1 thirst quencher. See how we make drinking water fun!


Children in the Kitchen

The holidays are great time to engage children in the kitchen with you. Everyone will benefit.
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School Meals Benefit!

School meals are free for all Maine students, but it’s important to complete an application as it helps your school access state and federal funding. Eligible students may also receive extra money for groceries.
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Save Money and Eat Healthy

The holidays can also bring financial stress. You don't have to skimp on nutrition to save money. We can help you save money and eat healthy. Planning ahead will help keep you on track.

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The Leapfrog Group Names MMC, SMHC As 2022 Top Teaching Hospitals
Maine Medical Center (MMC) and Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) each have been named a 2022 Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. This national award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive for health care quality and safety. The news also comes just weeks after, in partnership with Leapfrog, named both hospitals to its list of Best Hospitals in America for Billing Ethics.
Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s World Class Autism Center Goes Green
An array of shiny new solar panels now grace the roof of the 28,000 square-foot facility that opened in August 2021. Since their installation, the solar panels have reduced energy costs for the facility by approximately 30%. The panels have also reduced 13,329+ pounds of CO2 emission, which is equivalent to planting more than 100 trees, and those numbers are rising every day.
Buy a Christmas Tree, Benefit The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
The restaurant in Portland’s West End is selling a limited number of locally-sourced trees with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.
SMHC Names Caregiver of the Year
Cheryl Dedian has been named Southern Maine Health Care’s 2022 Caregiver of the Year. Dedian is a Respiratory Therapist at the Biddeford Medical Center.