Shape Up! of Michigan
Shape Up! Michigan
According to the U.S. Obesity and Trends National Obesity (2012) approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents age 2—19 years are obese. The common effects of obesity extend far beyond physical weight and related health problems. Obesity side effects can include a greater risk of mental health problems and low self-esteem. Social attitudes on obesity range from avoidance to discrimination and bullying. For those suffering from childhood obesity, effects of this condition can last a lifetime.
Healthy food access is a growing concern in poor urban neighborhoods. Recent studies have raised concerns over “food deserts” in urban neighborhoods. In the City of Detroit, there are more fast food restaurants and convenience stores than grocery stores and super markets with healthy food choices. According to The New York Times, Kolata (2012) stated “Advocates have long called for more supermarkets in poor neighborhoods and questioned the quality of the food that is available. And Mrs. Obama has made elimination of food deserts an element of her broader campaign against childhood obesity…”
All Four One Detroit has joined The President’s Challenge promoting lifelong wellness. Our team is committed to improving City of Detroit resident’s access to healthy food choices, physical activity and education to reduce childhood obesity rates.
“All Four One Detroit is committed to providing resources to communities by managing program services.”
Our vision is to provide physical education, physical activity and nutrition for low to moderate income families with children age 8 to 13. All Four One Detroit’s Shape Up! Detroit program blends physical education with physical activity, thereby creating an incredibly active, enjoyable learning experience for students and parents.
The President’s Challenge
The President’s Challenge is the premier program of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition administered through a co-sponsored agreement with the Amateur Athletic Union.
The President’s challenges aids people of all ages and abilities to increase their ability to become physically active and improve fitness. Since its founding in 1960 the program has grown to include these challenges:
• Physical Fitness Test
• Adult Fitness Test
• Presidential Active Lifestyle Award
• Presidential Champions Challenge
Go to www.presidentschallenge.org to learn more about the President’s Challenge and how you can register.