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- 03-04-05, 05:32 AM #1
Michigan Obesity Programs
62% of Michigan adults are overweight or obese. (CDC BRFSS, 2002)
24% of non-Hispanic white adults, 35% of non-Hispanic black adults, and 31% of Hispanic adults in Michigan are obese. (CDC BRFSS, 2002)
The obesity rate among Michigan adults increased by 80% from 1990 to 2002. (CDC BRFSS, 2002)
24% of Michigan high school students are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. (CDC YRBSS, 2001)
28% of low-income children aged 2-5 years in Michigan are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. (CDC PedNSS, 2002)
The Michigan Healthy Lifestyles Initiative (HLI) was funded by CDC under the 00099 cooperative agreement authorization for two years, beginning in 2001. The primary focus of that initiative was on preventing obesity and other chronic diseases in African American women. The plan that was developed will provide the model for a comprehensive state plan for obesity prevention and control through improved nutrition and increased physical activity.
Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
American College of Woman's Health Physicians
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association,
American Heart Association
American Journal of Health Promotion
American Lung Association of Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Children's Hospital of Michigan
City of Detroit Community Health
Comprehensive School Health Coordinators Association
Concentra Medical Centers
Daimler Chrysler Corporation
DeGrow & Associates, Inc.
Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion
Detroit Medical Center
Faith Access to Community Economic Development
Families and Communities Together coalition (FACT)
FIA Family Independence Agency
Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company
Gemini Group Health & Wellness
General Motors Corporation
Governor's Council on Physical Fitness
Greater Coleman Temple, Saginaw
Greater Detroit Area Health Council
Henry Ford Health System, Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Holtyn & Associates
Holy Trinity Church of God In Christ, Muskegon
Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan
Jackson National Life
Johnson & Johnson
Kalamazoo County Health & Human Services
Lakeview School District
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
League of Michigan Bicyclists
March of Dimes
Mental Health Services for Children & Families, Lansing
Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength, Detroit
Michigan Academy of Family Physicians
Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
Michigan Association of Broadcasters
Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Michigan Association of Health Plans
Michigan Association of School Boards
Michigan Association of School Nurses
Michigan Association of Secondary Principals
Michigan Association of Senior Centers
Michigan Association of United Ways
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Community Action Agency Association
Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health
Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
Michigan Department of Agriculture
Michigan Department of Civil Service, Employee Health & Wellness
Michigan Department of Community Health
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth
Michigan Department of Transportation
Michigan Dietetic Association
Michigan Economic Development Corp.
Michigan Education Association
Michigan 5 A Day Coalition
Michigan Fitness Foundation
Michigan Governor's Office
Michigan Grocers Association
Michigan Health and Hospital Association
Michigan Health Council
Michigan Home Health Association
Michigan House of Representatives
Michigan Land Use Institute
Michigan League for Human Services
Michigan Legal Services
Michigan Nurses Association
Michigan Nutrition Network
Michigan Osteopathic Association
Michigan Parent, Teacher, Student Association
Michigan Pharmacists Association
Michigan Physical Therapy Association, Inc.
Michigan Primary Care Association
Michigan Recreation and Park Association
Michigan Restaurant Association
Michigan School Foodservice Association
Michigan Small Business Association
Michigan State Medical Society
Michigan State University
Michigan State University Extension
Michigan Townships Association
Mid-Michigan District Health Department
Michigan Public Health Institute
Michigan State Medical Society
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, New Mount Moriah
Providence Hospital-Congregational Health, Southfield
Rails to Trails Conservancy, Michigan Chapter
REACH Detroit Partnership
Saginaw Valley State University
School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan
Seyferth Spaulding Tennyson
Spectrum Health Hospital Healthier Communities, Grand Rapids
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia
Success Point Marketing, Inc.
The Asian Center, Grand Rapids
The Salvation Army, Southfield
United Auto Workers International Union
United Dairy Industry of Michigan
University Bank, Ann Arbor
University of Michigan
Waterford School District - Physical Education
Wayne State University
Wexford Missaukee Multi Purpose Collaborative Body
Worksite Health Promo HAP
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A review will be conducted of the existing plan using the State Plan Index to determine revisions needed to expand the plan to cover the entire population of the state.
Meetings of committed and potential partners will be convened to develop a new, comprehensive state plan.
A process for periodic review and updating of the state plan will be formulated.
Implementation of the School Health Index in collaboration with the state department of education will continue.
Childhood obesity prevention information will be distributed to health care providers.
A program to distribute free fruits and vegetables to schools is being pilot tested.
Project Period: 2004-2008
Year First Funded: 2001
Funding Stage: Capacity Building
Rochelle Hurst, MA, RN
Nutrition/5 A Day Coordinator
Michigan Department of Community Health
CDC BRFSS CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CDC PedNSS CDC Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System
CDC YRBSS CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Originally Posted On cdc.gov
Last edited by rahulp; 08-27-11 at 03:45 PM.
10-12-06, 06:49 PM #2
Another school district joins the fight against childhood obesity. School trustees at St. Ignace Schools approved a ban on junk food sales during school hours. The ban applies to all food products sold in the schools, except junk food sold during sporting and band events. The new policy gives the superintendent jurisdiction over food offerings made through vending machines and the school lunch program.
Last edited by rahulp; 08-27-11 at 03:46 PM.
02-16-07, 04:21 PM #3
Michigan Program fights American Indian obesity
Program fights American Indian obesity
THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION
Friday, February 16, 2007 By Melissa Burden
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Veda Balla, program officer for American Indian education in the Flint School District, leads a running/walking club for American Indian students. Details: Balla, (810) 760-1562.
FLINT - Seventh-grade sisters India and Taylor Johnson have one goal for Saturday - crossing the finish line.
The students at Flint Southwestern Academy's McKinley school annex plan to participate in their first road race, the Sweetheart 5K run/walk in Flushing.
Completing the 3.1-mile feat is a goal the that Johnson girls, India, 12, and Taylor, 13, likely wouldn't have had if not for Veda Balla.
Balla, program officer for American Indian education in the Flint School District, started a running/walking club last spring for students in the Flint Indian Student Organization after her own dramatic weight loss.
By watching her diet and introducing running and walking, Balla shed about 80 pounds from her more than 200-pound frame the past few years.
So she thought, why not involve the children in this, too?
"Obesity has been a problem in the Indian community," she said.
American Indian adults are less likely than white and Asian adults to be at a healthy weight and often don't participate in physical activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 10 students in grades seven through 12 are active in the club, though only four were in attendance at Wednesday's training.
"If you get a few core kids interested, sometimes it can be infectious," Balla said.
Students who train usually meet once a week and either run or walk laps in hallways or around the gym at the Zimmerman Center. For a cultural warm-up Wednesday, Balla read from 1964 Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills' "Lessons of a Lakota."
Then it was off to the races, with Balla keeping a swift pace as she and the students lapped the center's gym 20 times for a workout of just under a mile.
"You get a benefit out of it," Taylor said, adding she feels refreshed after running and walking.
Taylor and India's dad, Darryl Johnson of Flint, said he planned to cheer his girls on at the race Saturday.
"I think it's great," he said of the club. "It gives them the opportunity to get in shape and do something for a worthy cause."
The club started training around Thanksgiving for the Sweetheart race, and some students also have participated in different races on Mackinac Island.
Race registrations are covered for students, Balla said.
Jacob Yencer, a seventh-grader at the Southwestern annex, is hoping to race Saturday. He already has one nearly 6-mile finish under his belt.
"Me and two other kids did a race on Mackinac Island," said Jacob, 13. "It was kind of exciting because I've never gone that distance before."
Originally Posted On mlive.com
Last edited by rahulp; 08-27-11 at 03:48 PM.
06-24-11, 10:41 AM #4
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Re: Michigan Obesity Programs
The problem is that schools in Mi can't afford to get rid of junk food because it is one of the few successful ways for them to make money. My school tried to cut back the pop, candy and chips they were selling only to find that their sales went way down. Just this year we had to cut 2 million in spending, I don't see schools in the tri city area trying to cut back the junk in their vending machines again. 2 years ago the school actually got rid of the salad bar because it was too expensive to have a third lunch line and fresh food spoils faster. In order to help fight childhood obesity schools need to better educate their students at an earlier age, we can not expect parents to do that when they don't know healthy eating habbits either. Well at least thats my take as a student.
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