Navigation Links
Campaign Against Obesity Taken to Schools in US

A special program enrolling schools in the fight against obesity has started delivering results in Michigan, a Midwestern state// in the US.

A pilot program was started in one of the middle schools in Michigan three years ago in order to encourage healthy eating habits among school children.

Today nearly five public schools in Ann Abhor are actively participating in this three year old program called ‘Healthy School.’

This is being implemented in collaboration with the Michigan Health System. Around twelve hundred sixth graders are being taught different ways and means of tackling obesity.

In the program different methods are used to teach the children. They have a 20-minute lesson, striking props are used to teach the children, lectures are conducted by health conscious speakers and the children are persuaded to exercise to keep fit.

They are also taught good eating habits and what constitutes healthy food. The school administrations are also advised to make available healthier food to their students.

The results till now are remarkably encouraging. Many children participating in this twelve week program have lost considerable weight. Their blood pressure and cholesterol level too have come down.

Several studies have shown that children are becoming increasingly vulnerable to overweight and obesity around the world.

At least 155 million school-age children worldwide were overweight or obese, the International Obesity TaskForce had said in 2005 itself.

Endorsing the report, the British Medical Association had remarked, “Interventions at the family or school level will need to be matched by changes in the social and cultural context so that the benefits can be sustained and enhanced. Such prevention strategies will require a coordinated effort between the medical community, health administrators, teachers, parents, food producers and processors, retailers
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Campaign aims to simplify OTC drug labels
2. Extensive Campaigning To Warn Against Children’s Growing Affinity To Fast Food In Britai
3. Chennai AIDS Campaign Highlights The Social Neglect Faced By Victims
4. Campaign Against Witchcraft In Orissa
5. Stroke Awareness Campaign Launched In Indian State
6. Campaigners Say No To Cannabis Reclassification
7. Australia To Start Campaign Against Obesity
8. Direct To Home: Television Provides Powerful Fillip to Smoking Cessation Campaigns.
9. See Me Campaign: Do Not Turn a Blind Eye and a Deaf Ear to Self-Harm
10. Substance Abuse Prevention Messages Better Received Among Teenagers in the Form of Media Campaigns and Curriculum
11. Famous Faces Join Campaign To Spread Awareness On Ovarian Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Campaign Against Obesity Taken Schools

(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... ... in South Glastonbury, Connecticut, has been selected for the Residential Award of Merit ... efficiency and resiliency measures. Chosen from a highly competitive field of submissions, the ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... ... Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has written an open letter to ... to the United States. , Yisrayl lays out what he says is the true meaning ... Yisrayl also provides the meaning of his own name and describes what bible prophecy says ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... 2015 , ... EMED Jamaica Global Ltd. (EMED), Jamaica’s premier ... into a multi-year agreement with Health City Cayman Islands. , ( http://www.healthcitycaymanislands.com ) ... healthcare, Jamaican healthcare and Health City Cayman Islands to deliver high-quality, affordable healthcare ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... ... AlignLife of Wauwatosa is excited to hold its annual Coat ... adults who don't have the ability to buy a jacket warm enough for the ... Drive to help those in need." , This is AlignLife's third annual Coat Drive. ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Allied Anesthesia is proud to announce a continuing partnership with ... exception. , St. Jude was recently named one of the nation’s top stroke centers ... of only 10 hospitals in the state to earn the distinction. , The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:South Glastonbury Home Selected for Award by Connecticut Green Building Council 2Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Writes Open Letter to Pope Francis In Light of Approaching U.S. Visit 2Health News:EMED Agreement with Health City Cayman Islands Provides for Up to 80% Savings for Patients in Need of Medical Procedures 2Health News:EMED Agreement with Health City Cayman Islands Provides for Up to 80% Savings for Patients in Need of Medical Procedures 3Health News:EMED Agreement with Health City Cayman Islands Provides for Up to 80% Savings for Patients in Need of Medical Procedures 4Health News:EMED Agreement with Health City Cayman Islands Provides for Up to 80% Savings for Patients in Need of Medical Procedures 5Health News:EMED Agreement with Health City Cayman Islands Provides for Up to 80% Savings for Patients in Need of Medical Procedures 6Health News:AlignLife is Helping to Keep the Community Warm This Winter 2Health News:Allied Anesthesia Physicians Announce Partnership with St. Jude 2Health News:Allied Anesthesia Physicians Announce Partnership with St. Jude 3
... (HealthDay News) -- An international consortium of researchers has linked ... significantly increased risk for both autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and ... play an important role in the risk of both disorders, ... this specific abnormality, which takes the form of a wholesale ...
... Calif.) An electronic message sent to physicians the moment ... unnecessary use of the test that is often false-positive for ... edition of American Journal of Managed Care . ... can help in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (blood ...
... 2010) Nine years ago, scientists at Cedars-Sinai,s Maxine ... the molecular makeup of the most aggressive type of ... that a specific protein called laminin-411 plays a major ... vessels to support its growth and spread. But technology ...
... -- Enhanced surveillance of acute hepatitis C infections in ... reporting that provides greater benefits to public health, a ... States, HCV infection affects nearly 4 million people and ... Medicine recently recommended a comprehensive evaluation of the nation,s ...
... children, especially those with eczema, are unnecessarily avoiding ... according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The ... children, and is often based primarily on data ... factors, including patient and family history, physical examination, ...
... , , , , , ... , , AUDIO: ... researchers... , Click here for more information. , ... , , , , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Genetic Deletion Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Schizophrenia 2Health News:Real-time physician electronic alerts reduce unnecessary blood testing in elderly patients 2Health News:Real-time physician electronic alerts reduce unnecessary blood testing in elderly patients 3Health News:Cedars-Sinai 'nano-drug' hits brain-tumor target found in 2001 2Health News:Cedars-Sinai 'nano-drug' hits brain-tumor target found in 2001 3Health News:Better Hepatitis C Surveillance Helps Public, CDC Finds 2Health News:Food-allergy fears drive overly restrictive diets 2Health News:Food-allergy fears drive overly restrictive diets 3Health News:Gene identified for spread of deadly melanoma 2Health News:Gene identified for spread of deadly melanoma 3Health News:Gene identified for spread of deadly melanoma 4Health News:Gene identified for spread of deadly melanoma 5Health News:Gene identified for spread of deadly melanoma 6
(Date:9/4/2015)... , Sept. 4, 2015  PTC Therapeutics, ... announce five recipients of its first-ever global awards ... Vision and Empowerment), designed to aid nonprofit organizations ... dystrophy (DMD) community. The announcement is made as ... World Duchenne Awareness Day on Monday, September 7, ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... , September 4, 2015 ... ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development ... Company will participate in the upcoming Rodman & Renshaw ... September 8-10, 2015 in New York City ... Oramed, will present a corporate overview on September 9, ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... , September 4, 2015 Future ... Allergic Rhinitis drugs - new ... Where is the market for allergic rhinitis drugs ... Visiongain ,s new report shows you potential revenues ... prospects. Our 326 page report provides 273 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PTC Therapeutics Announces Five Winners In Its First-ever Global Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patient Group Award 2PTC Therapeutics Announces Five Winners In Its First-ever Global Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patient Group Award 3PTC Therapeutics Announces Five Winners In Its First-ever Global Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patient Group Award 4Oramed to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 2Oramed to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 3Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 2Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 3Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 4Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 5Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 6Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 7
... Globus Medical, Inc., the largest,privately held spinal ... in motion preservation technology, today announced the completion ... study. The,SECURE(R)-C device is designed to mimic the ... pain and restore function as an alternative to ...
... Siemens Healthcare and,Laboratory Corporation of America(R) Holdings ... non-exclusive agreement to discuss future,possibilities to co-develop ... of,companion diagnostics, metabolic syndrome, oncology and diabetes. ... developing new tests that,could make the biggest ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Globus Medical Completes Enrollment Of SECURE(R)-C Cervical Artificial Disc Clinical Trial 2Siemens and LabCorp Enter Agreement to Co-Develop New Clinical Diagnostic Tests 2Siemens and LabCorp Enter Agreement to Co-Develop New Clinical Diagnostic Tests 3Siemens and LabCorp Enter Agreement to Co-Develop New Clinical Diagnostic Tests 4
STABIBAG Hydrophilic Acrylic Lens....
BIGBAG Hydrophilic Acrylic Lens for high myopia....
One piece multifocal acrylic intraocular lens....
Foldable Hydrophilic IOL with UV Absorber....
Medicine Products: