Michigan Schools and Obesity Rates


Counties with higher obesity prevalence tend to have schools with higher student-teacher ratios (Wayne County). This could demonstrate that counties with lower obesity rates have at least adequate school funding to be able to keep a lower student-teacher ratio, which could represent general stability of a county.

There is growing research that school-based obesity interventions can be the most effective since a child spends so much time at school and in some instances receives the majority of their daily food at school.




Self-initiated / Wayne State University

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