childhood obesity

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Michigan Kids Champion Fitness And Fun In Video/Essay Contest

Kids ages 7-14 are competing to encourage others to stay healthy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2014

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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.


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Agencies Get Grants To Address Obesity In Kids

The Michigan Department of Community Health has selected 10 agencies for a pilot program to help improve physical activity and healthy eating for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2012


Blues Donate $600k For Healthy Living Programs In 20 Michigan Elementary Schools

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is awarding $600,000 to support healthy eating and physical activity programs in 20 elementary schools during the 2012-2013 school year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2012

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Report: Nearly 60% Of Michiganders Obese By 2030

A new report says nearly 60 percent of Michigan residents could be obese by 2030 and health care costs could soar if the state doesn’t start shedding pounds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2012

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Poll: Kids’ Lack Of Exercise Tops List Of Concerns

A new University of Michigan poll on children’s health finds that “couch-potato kids” are a top concern of adults in the U.S.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2012


Do School Obesity Programs Cause Eating Disorders?

A new report from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital shows that school obesity programs may promote worrisome eating behaviors in kids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2012

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U-M Study: Kids In Lower-Income Households More Likely To Be Obese

Childhood obesity and the unhealthy behaviors that contribute to weight gain are more likely among children from lower-income households, according to a study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2011

UM Study: Childhood Obesity Linked To Health Habits, Not Heredity

The study found that obese children tend to have the same habits, such as eating school lunch and spending a great deal of time being sedentary.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2011

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UM Gets Two Public Health Grants

The University of Michigan Thursday announced a three-year, $1.4 million federal grant to establish the UM School of Public Health Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Center, and a $2.25 million dollar federal grant to expand its preventive medicine residency to help combat an estimated 35,000 shortfall of primary care physicians expected within 10 years.