"Healthy Families Start with You" is a new program scheduled to begin in January of 2007. It's sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. The program will take place for three months at a time in pre-schools in six different cities in Michigan including Lansing.
It's aimed at the parents of pre-school kids. Nutrition counseling as well as educational materials on kidney disease, hypertension, and diabetes will be made available. Cookbooks with healthy recipes will be handed out tool. The goal is to have parents lead a healthy lifestyle and have their children follow by example.
The pilot program launched in April of this year in Pontiac.