Hemlock Public Schools Project to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Hemlock Public School District is working to ensure that students have a way to be active.

Michigan has have some of the highest rates of obesity. Over the last 30 years, obesity rates have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. About 32 percent of Michigan youth between the ages of 0 and 17 are overweight or obese, which is above the national average.

The district is developing an indoor field house that would help get school-aged children more active and more engaged year-round. A field house would provide an indoor area for students to participate in activities year-round and help us keep students healthy, engaged in the community and safe.

The district has raised about $400,000 for the field house but are still seeking donations. Call (989) 642-5282 or email [email protected] for more information.