SEMCOG/MAC: More education needed to increase walking, biking, and driving safety

SEMCOG/MAC: More education needed to increase walking, biking, and driving safety

As Detroit, Southeast Michigan and the state grows, residents want a variety of “safe street” initiatives to ensure kids, bikes, scooters, walkers and every other form of transportation has room on the roads along with automobiles. Southeast Michigan residents who took a recent online survey sponsored by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, and […]

Top 10 Things to Do with Your Family This Weekend in Detroit and Around Town

Top 10 Things to Do with Your Family This Weekend in Detroit and Around Town

With the opening of Greenfield Village, spring blooms along hiking trails and beautiful biking paths, there are lots of fun, family-friendly activities to keep your tots, tweens and teens active throughout Detroit and areas nearby. Try out a new play. Check out the eggs at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Or head over to Greenfield Village to take a walk […]

Importance of vaccination highlighted as Michigan fights flu, confirms first measles case

Importance of vaccination highlighted as Michigan fights flu, confirms first measles case

If you think flu season is over and that measles is a thing of the past, think again, according to Michigan’s health officials. The Michigan Department of Health and Human services has confirmed Michigan’s first measles case of 2017 in southeast Michigan. The individual was hospitalized, and is currently recovering. The case is related to […]

Got a cool school program? Apply for a wellness award

Got a cool school program? Apply for a wellness award

Maybe your school is like Detroit’s Timbuktu Academy and has a “Try It Tuesdays,”  food-sampling program. Or perhaps your school participates in a Farm-to-School program, which brings fresh fruits and vegetables from Michigan farmers to local lunchrooms every month or maybe your school just introduced a school Smoothie Station or step competition. If you are doing something new and […]

Fortified Forkfuls: Making the healthiest options easier

Fortified Forkfuls: Making the healthiest options easier

More and more each day we hear increasingly mainstream messages about healthier eating habits. It’s not only become a popular trend, but it’s practically expected that the restaurants and convenience stores we frequent will offer nutritious alternatives to the standard fare we’ve all become accustomed to. Still, having the right foods in front of us […]

Michiganders encouraged to make lifestyle changes to reduce cancer risk

Michiganders encouraged to make lifestyle changes to reduce cancer risk

After she successfully battled breast cancer, Harrison Township resident Susan McGraw-Thibault focused like never before on her overall health. She watched her weight. She thought about exercising more. She dropped sugar from most of her drinks, avoiding things like soda or sweetened tea. Most importantly, she became a vegetarian, cutting out meat from her diet […]

Pistons star Andre Drummond joins dairy campaign

Pistons star Andre Drummond joins dairy campaign

When it comes to physical activity, 9-year-old Makayla Long has a secret weapon. Drinking chocolate milk, or sometimes strawberry-flavored, gives her the special boost she occasionally needs to handle tough competitors at school recess. “It feels like I have lots of energy,” says Makayla. “It feels like I’m super-fast and everybody else is super-slow.” Calcium […]

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