Fuel Up To Play 60 Initiative Launches in Oakland County

Oakland County will kick-off the Fuel Up To Play 60 initiative on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Detroit Zoo. The county’s Health Division in partnership with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan will train staff from more than 45 schools in 20 school districts on how to implement the national wellness program for kids. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced that Fuel Up To Play 60 was the next step in his efforts to fight child obesity in his 20th State of the County address earlier this … [Read more...]

Top Count Your Steps Schools From Royal Oak, Novi and Berkley

Students from Shrine Catholic Grade School of Royal Oak took their “victory lap” around the Detroit Zoo as the 2013 winner of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s Count Your Steps initiative. They were joined by students from second-place Franklin Road Christian School of Novi and the Detroit Zoo mascots. Third-place Angell Elementary School of Berkley was unable to attend. The top schools were announced today in a special ceremony marking the 10th anniversary Count Your Steps finale … [Read more...]

Oakland County among Top 10 in State for Health Behaviors/Health Factors

Oakland County ranks third for health behaviors and sixth for health factors among Michigan’s 83 counties, according to the County Health Rankings Report released Wednesday. The report is produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson credited the county’s Health Division and his administration’s quality of life initiatives for the impressive scores. “A vigorous public health program combined … [Read more...]