Naomi Anderson Schucker, MPH, community health program director for MaineHealth, presents a $50,000 check to Mark Biscone, executive director of Waldo County General Hospital, to continue implementation of Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0.

Let’s Go!, according to a press release from the hospital, is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program based on the 5-2-1-0 message: each day aim to eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables, engage in 2 hours or less of recreational screen-time, be physically active for 1 hour or more and drink 0 sugary drinks.

The goal of Let’s Go! is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental change, according to the press release. Let’s Go! works in six sectors to reach families where they live, study, work and play to reinforce the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.

Obesity is one of six key priorities tracked through the MaineHealth Health Index Program, which measures progress in improving the health status of the people who reside in the MaineHealth service area.