The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires all school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program to update and implement a wellness policy. Let’s Go!, Maine’s Obesity Prevention Program, is available to support and strengthen your district wellness policy and to encourage an active and healthy school environment.
Local district wellness policies play a leading role in promoting good health and preventing obesity in schools. Researchers have linked healthy eating and physical activity with increased academic performance and positive classroom behavior.
Let’s Go! is available to provide school districts with free technical assistance and resources that support and strengthen a school wellness policy. Let’s Go! is dedicated to working with school districts to create healthier school environments for all Maine youth.