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More Healthy. More Happy.

Changing seasons can affect how we eat and play. During these colder, darker months, it is just as important to continue to eat healthy and stay active. The 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! evidence-based strategies make sense no matter the season. Don’t wait for Spring…keep up your routine or start a new one today!

5210 Every Day!

Five or more fruits & vegetables
  • Aim to eat a wide variety of brightly colored fruits and vegetables.
  • Fill half of your plate with fruits and/or vegetables.
  • Frozen and canned are just as nutritious as fresh
  • Try new fruits and vegetables to discover what you like!
 Two hours or less recreational screen time
  • Keep TV and computer out of the bedroom.
  • No screen time under the age of 2.
  • Turn off screens during meal time.
  • Plan ahead for your screen time instead of just turning it on.
 One hour or more of physical activity
  • Take a family walk.
  • Turn on the music and dance.
  • Use the stairs.
  • Choose activities that you enjoy!
 Zero sugary drinks, more water
  • Keep sugary drinks out of the grocery cart.
  • Drink water when you are thirsty. It’s the #1 thirst quencher!
  • Keep a water bottle on hand and fill it up throughout the day.
  • Put limits on 100% juice.

Get busy without a screen

These activities will keep children off their screens and engaged. Let the creative juices flow!

Fruits and Vegetables All year

Keep reaching for them no matter the season – there is always an option.

Physical Play Everyday

Younger children need physical activity too. These ideas are good any season.

Shopping cart filled with healthy food

Snacks to Fuel your Brain

Healthy eating is one way to help set children up for success. Check out these quick and easy snacks that will fuel your child's brain!

School Nutrition

Let's Go! has been working to improve nutrition in school lunch in Maine. Check out this video and see why school lunch is a good choice.

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