An America‘s Health Ranking report puts Indiana 41st for overall health, considering a variety of preventable health issues including smoking and obesity.
A study released Tuesday predicts more than half of all Hoosiers will be obese by 2030.
INShape Indiana is now its own department within the Department of Health.
An Indiana University researcher says children eating breakfast at school may help them live healthier.
Indiana’s obesity rate is following the national trend and remaining fairly stable.
Two studies that link childhood obesity to peer and parent influence are being challenged.
The five-year plan engages community groups, schools and health care organizations, targeting six specific areas for improvement.
The Center for Urban Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will focus on the issues that affect people living in urban environments.
Some ways to help fight childhood obesity are simple: having adequate play time, reducing time spent in front of a TV or computer, and eating as a family.
A contributing factor is bottle feeding right before bed to help the child sleep.