Try it Tuesdays: How schools are helping our kids develop healthier habits

Try it Tuesdays: How schools are helping our kids develop healthier habits

Anita Vasudevan gives lessons on pomegranates or teaches third graders at Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology in Detroit how to make sushi. It’s all part of “Try it Tuesday,” a monthly opportunity for students to sample healthy foods. So far, they’ve tasted pomegranates and sushi, hence the lessons. Vasudevan, a FoodCorps service member, serves […]

A Better Weigh: MDHHS Dir. Nick Lyon promots efforts to build healthy communities

A Better Weigh: MDHHS Dir. Nick Lyon promots efforts to build healthy communities

Improving Michigan’s health is a top priority for Governor Rick Snyder, which is why he created the Michigan Health and Wellness 4 x 4 plan. The plan lays out strategies for reducing obesity and improving health and wellness. As director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, I am proud to partner with […]

Building Healthy Communities aims to curb childhood obesity by keeping kids active, eating right

Building Healthy Communities aims to curb childhood obesity by keeping kids active, eating right

Raising a child in the second decade of the 21st century is difficult. The tools and resources they need to succeed are oftentimes overwhelming. There are answers and they start with learning good nutrition and having access to healthy food choices. That is a family issue and community challenge. Something needs to change in our […]

Students at Timbuktu Academy learn how to build a healthy community

Students at Timbuktu Academy learn how to build a healthy community

Becky Burton (Aka Mama Bey), a 3rd grade teacher with Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology, witnesses some pretty unhealthy student behavior daily. What bothers her most is seeing kids dropped off in the early morning with a “breakfast” of hot chips and a liter pop. It happens frequently. Children walk in with Red 40 […]