Although most parents consider their children’s habits related to exercise and healthy eating to be high priorities, most may need additional information to help their kids reach these goals, according to a new national survey. This gap may help explain why kids’ activity and eating behaviors don’t meet current recommendations. Achieving a healthy lifestyle is […]
The following column was written by Thomas Quade, Health Commissioner for Marion Public Health. The health of an individual is a private and personal matter and for those of us who don’t over-share on social media, we expect to keep it that way. The health status of a population, whether the global population or our […]
A 2013 study by Marion Public Health which measured body mass index (1) found 47% of Marion County fifth graders were overweight or obese. Most troubling, 31% of fifth graders were obese according to their BMI.