5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Aroostook

Let’s Go! Healthy Aroostook is helping kids and families eat healthy and be active in our community. We understand it’s important to have a consistent message about healthy habits where you live, learn, work and play. So we partner with teachers, doctors, child care providers, and community organizations to help share the same four healthy habits of “5210” everyday:

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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.

Check out the latest on Let’s Go  featured on WAGM at  –

http://wagmtv.com/lets-go-aroostook-receives-50000-grant/

Any Aroostook County School interested in participaing and/or re-engaging in the Let’s Go Progam can contact:

Colette Thompson, Let’s Go Coordinator for Aroostook County
Office: 207-554-4132 or  email:  cthompson@acap-me.org

Find out more information about the 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Aroostook program here.

 

June 27, 2015
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maplemeadow2CompressLet’s Go! Aroostook recently collaborated with ACAP’s Family Services Department to offer a unique literacy physical activity experience at Maple Meadow’s Farm Festival in Mapleton, Maine. This was a two-day celebration of country camaraderie and farm life.  The mission of the farm festival emphasized the daily, seasonal, and homemaking practices of Aroostook County.  It also promoted agricultural heritage and opportunities for personal enrichment and enjoyment. The event showcased the best of the past and educated others about the history and traditions of rural culture.

Let’s Go! Aroostook and ACAP’s Family Services hosted four Story Walks that were ongoing throughout the farm festival. The four selected stories were enlarged onto 3 x 2 foot coroplast boards. The Story Walks were arranged on the farm festival property for the duration of the two-day event, June 27 and 28.  The walk promoted both physical activity and reading opportunities for children, their families, and other farm participants attending the event.

The book titles included The Henhouse and The Live Hay maplemeadow1CompressBale. Both books were authored by Carol Shorey Dean and illustrated by Sandra Dunn.  The books were published by Down East Books in Camden, Maine. The third book was titled a Penny for a Hundred by Ethel Pochocki and illustrated by Mary Beth Owens.  This book was also published by Down East Books.  And lastly, the forth book included in the Story Walk was Tom and John by the Vermont Folk Life Center.  All four stories offered farm festival participants a unique occasion to walk, read, and enjoy the farm festivities all at the same time.