Primary care physicians at 148 practices across Maine who participate in the Let’s Go! program will be able to provide their child patients and families with more than 13,000 free Maine State Parks Passes, courtesy of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands and Let’s Go! The free pass is good at any of Maine’s 48 state parks and historic sites, with the exception of Baxter State Park, and valid through December 2015.

“Maine state parks and historical sites offer a variety of activities; children can swim, bike, paddle or hike their way through the parks,” said Ron Hunt, director of operations (acting), Bureau of Parks and Lands. “The parks provide kids with a sense of adventure and expose them to nature at its best. We are pleased to offer these passes to Let’s Go! and their registered pediatric providers throughout Maine.”

Eligible practices will make the passes available to patients beginning May 26.

Let’s Go!‘s 5-2-1-0 daily message encourages healthy eating and increased physical activity for the whole family: 5 or more fruits or vegetables, 2 hours or less recreational screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity, 0 sugary drinks, more water, and low-fat milk

For a list of registered Let’s Go! practices visit letsgo.org/programs/healthcare.