“The BMI project has been a very important initiative of the Foundation in working to reduce childhood obesity,” commented Michael Bowditch, LMHF Board President. “It is essential that kids learn the importance of good health habits at an early age. This initiative has directly aligned with the mission of the Foundation and has also helped our local schools achieve great results with our kids. We are very proud of this project and the data it has provided.”
The purpose of the Healthy Kids BMI Initiative has been to measure the improvement in the health of Cass County school children through a five-year BMI study. Elementary schools who participated this year were All Saints, Caston, Columbia, Fairview, Franklin, Landis and Pioneer. Columbia and Lincoln Middle Schools were also part of the Healthy Kids BMI Initiative. All schools in Cass County were encouraged to participate.