Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program. The goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 years through policy and environmental change. Under the Chronic Disease Prevention Program, four Let’s Go! coordinators work with nearly 150 sites across Cumberland County in child cares, schools, and out-of-school settings involved in the program to reach children and families where they live, learn, work and play to reinforce the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.
Maine SNAP-Ed began in October of 2012 and has been growing ever since! With funding from the USDA and support from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, we provide nutrition education services in settings that are most accessible to individuals eligible for SNAP, including: schools, food pantries, Head Start programs and other child care settings, grocery stores, and regional DHHS offices. In 2016 alone, SNAP-Ed reached over 34,000 Mainers with educational programming about healthy eating within a limited budget.