childhood obesity

Michigan Kids Champion Fitness And Fun In Video/Essay ContestKids ages 7-14 are competing to encourage others to stay healthy.
How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular ActivitiesHelp your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.
Agencies Get Grants To Address Obesity In KidsThe 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.
Blues Donate $600k For Healthy Living Programs In 20 Michigan Elementary SchoolsBlue 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.
Report: Nearly 60% Of Michiganders Obese By 2030A 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.
Poll: Kids' Lack Of Exercise Tops List Of ConcernsA new University of Michigan poll on children's health finds that "couch-potato kids" are a top concern of adults in the U.S.
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.
U-M Study: Kids In Lower-Income Households More Likely To Be ObeseChildhood 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.
UM Study: Childhood Obesity Linked To Health Habits, Not HeredityThe 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.
UM Gets Two Public Health GrantsThe 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.
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