2012-02-03 / Community

Learning a healthy lifestyle


DURING A KINDNESS ASSEMBLY at which students and staff at Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick celebrated healthy living, faculty members dressed as fruits and vegetables to make their point. From left are Mary Pennington, banana; Theresa Heald, broccoli; Shelby Kavanaugh, grapes; Janet Rivard, carrot; Rachel Bradley, strawberry; Ann Havener, blueberry; Patti Cantu, peas; and Dianna Dietrich, watermelon. DURING A KINDNESS ASSEMBLY at which students and staff at Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick celebrated healthy living, faculty members dressed as fruits and vegetables to make their point. From left are Mary Pennington, banana; Theresa Heald, broccoli; Shelby Kavanaugh, grapes; Janet Rivard, carrot; Rachel Bradley, strawberry; Ann Havener, blueberry; Patti Cantu, peas; and Dianna Dietrich, watermelon. BRUNSWICK — Students and staff of Coffin School in Brunswick recently held a Kindness Assembly, “during which they educated each other and celebrated healthy living,” a Mid Coast Hospital release states.

In partnership with Mid Coast Hospital and Let’s Go, the school focused on the following messages: 5 or more fruits and vegetables per day, 2 hours or less of recreational screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity and ZERO sweetened drinks.

The 5-2-1-0 program is now active in many schools, early childhood centers and pediatric practices throughout Maine and the country. During the past four years, Mid Coast Hospital has sponsored and supported the program locally.



COURTESY OF MARLA DAVIS COURTESY OF MARLA DAVIS

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