Franklin Community Health Network
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Youth Programs

SNAP Education

Services offered by our nutrition educators include cooking classes and grocery tours to teach community members how to read labels, plan and cook healthy meals and eat well on a budget.  

  • Grocery Tours – Learn how to shop on a budget
  • Cooking classes for adults and teens
  • Nutrition education at your school or childcare
  • Nutrition education for seniors

Let's Go! Franklin County

Let's Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program. Our goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental change. Let’s Go! works in child care, school, out of school and health care settings to reach families where they live, learn, work and play to reinforce the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.

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5 – fruits and veggies
2 – hours or less of recreational screen time*
1 – hour or more of physical activity
0 – sugary drinks, more water
* Keep TV/computer out of bedroom. No screen time under the age of 2.

Let’s Go!’s 5210 program provides participating programs with a toolkit, online resources, and technical assistance to help guide them in successfully supporting increased physical activity and healthy eating for children and youth. 

For additional information contact Ellen Thorne at 207-779-2357 or email

Youth Engagement

Youth in grades 6-12 throughout the Western District engage in community change projects organized by youth policy boards, youth groups, and youth-adult partnerships from across the state. For additional information contact Jason Labbe at or 207-779-2925.

Let's Go Franklin

Let’s Go! is a childhood obesity prevention program designed to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children through policy and environmental change. 

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Looking for a provider for children?

We have two family medicine practices and one pediatrics practice that are accepting new patients!