The Trenton Health Center has been recognized as a Let's Go Healthcare Site of Distinction. PHOTO COURTESY OF MDI HOSPITAL

Trenton Health Center honored

TRENTON — The Trenton Health Center of the Mount Desert Island Hospital has been recognized as a 2017 Let’s Go Healthcare Site of Distinction.

The Trenton Health Center achieved this distinction for its commitment to excellence in childhood obesity prevention through the national Let’s Go 5-2-1-0 program. The program promotes healthy eating and physical activity for children through the 5-2-1-0 daily formula: five servings of fruits and vegetables, two hours or less of recreational screen time, one hour or more of physical activity and zero sugary drinks.

In the health care setting, the Let’s Go program focuses on educating primary care practice teams on childhood obesity by providing materials and training on how to work with patients and their families to promote healthy eating and physical activity. The providers and office staff at the Trenton Health Center have demonstrated that they are prioritizing obesity prevention.

Let’s Go recognizes health care sites of distinction for three key areas of participation: appropriately displaying 5-2-1-0 messaging, accurately monitoring body mass index and weight classification for all patients ages two years and older, and regularly engaging with patients in respectful conversations about healthy behaviors using the 5-2-1-0 healthy habits questionnaire at well-child visits.

For more about Let’s Go in Hancock County, call Healthy Acadia at 667-7171. For the Trenton Health Center, call 667-5899.

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