Category Archives: Health and Education

Building Health Eating Behavior

By: Debraha Watson, Ph.D. Healthy eating behavior must be introduced in early childhood and continue throughout life.  Food and nutrition choices promote optimal childhood physical and intellectual development; preventing diseases such as diabetes, obesity, eating disorders, heart disease and tooth … Continue reading

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Eliminating Childhood Obesity with Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

By: Dr. John M. Flack, Chair of Department of Medicine, Wayne State University                Preventing obesity is the best approach for protecting our youth against chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and some cancers.  The best … Continue reading

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A Second Glance: “Celebrating A Healthier Detroit”, Fitness & Wellness Tent

             If you did not attend The McKinney Foundation’s 3rd Annual Health Expo “Celebrating a Healthier Detroit”, I strongly suggest you mark your calendar for the next one, which will be Saturday, August 10th, 2013! … Continue reading

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Lets Get Started!

Summer is right around the corner, making this the perfect time to get up, get out and get active! Fitness and physical activity play a critical role in overall health and well-being (along with nutrition).  The thought of starting a fitness … Continue reading

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle: a Focus on Dietary and Exercise Habits

John M. Flack, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACP Professor of Medicine and Physiology             The vast majority of chronic diseases are caused mostly, or at least significantly, by the way we live.  Our habits over the long-term are important factors in … Continue reading

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Eliminating Obesity and Diet-Based Diseases

When a single mother of two children, ages 11 and 13, who lives in a west side neighborhood in Detroit was asked, “would information on better health and nutrition be beneficial?”, she responded, “For me, my age bracket and what … Continue reading

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Equity in Education, Awareness & Access – E2A2

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