College of Education faculty and staff present at the 1st Annual MOTION Coalition

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The College of Education Center for School Health researchers and staff members were well represented on Friday, June 24, 2016 during the 1st Annual MOTION Coalition Meeting. Erin Centeio PhD, Lila Gutuskey PhD, Kristen Kaszeta and Kari Woloszyk were chosen to present posters for the 1st Annual Meeting of the MOTION Coalition.  The posters cover topics which focus on programs and projects that increase efficacy and implementation of policies and programs designed to reduce the risk of obesity in children.
Rachael Dombrowski, Community Health Education Professor and researcher for the College of Education Center for School Health presented on her research "Evaluation of Comprehensive and Coordinated Health Education in the Chicago Public Schools."
The MOTION Coalition on Obesity was created out of the Health Authority’s Childhood Obesity Task Force which was convened to address the urgent issue of childhood obesity.

MOTION (Michigan Organizations To Impact Obesity & Nutrition) is comprised of stakeholders from youth organizations, such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and YMCA; and other interested community organizations, such as the Archdiocese of Detroit, the Michigan Environmental Council, and the United States Navy; to health care providers, including C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Oakwood, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and St. John Providence.

The mission of the coalition is to “accelerate organizational and community efforts that promote physical activity and healthy eating in children to optimize their health and wellbeing.”

The Wayne State University Center for School Health is proud to support the common cause of reducing childhood obesity and increasing physical activity.


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