What is Let's Go! Gulf Coast, you ask?
Let's Go! Gulf Coast is all about healthy eating and active living for MS Gulf Coast children, their families, and the communities in which they live, learn, work, and play! This adaptation of the nationally recognized childhood obesity program, Let's Go!, is designed to combat childhood obesity on the MS Gulf Coast.
Let's Go! Gulf Coast uses a multi-setting approach to reach youth and families based on the premise that if families are exposed to the same health promotion messages through several settings, and if those settings have policies and environments that support healthy choices, they will be more likely to adopt or maintain the behaviors in their daily lives.
The Let's Go! Gulf Coast multi-setting model is pictured below and includes the core principles of:
- Healthy Places Support Healthy Choices
- Consistent Messaging Across Settings is Essential
- Strategies are Based on Science & Recommended by the Medical Community
The Let's Go! Gulf Coast program interventions center on the use of the common message of 5-2-1-0. These behaviors are supported by science and endorsed as recommendations by medical professionals: