Fight Childhood Obesity with Go, Glow and Grow Foods
The typical American diet favors convenience foods over health. The “go, glow and grow foods” concept can help kids make healthier choices.
How a ‘Mascot Mindfulness’ Series is Connecting Kids to Healthy Tips
Mascots for the Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons are featured in these short segments aimed at helping kids learn about mindfulness and meditation.
How to Help Your Child Make Healthy Eating Choices at School
How can you help kids make healthy choices when they buy lunch? It’s important to educate children on nutrition and how to make healthy decisions on their own.
How to Get Kids Excited About Brushing their Teeth
There are plenty of ways to make kids look forward to brushing their teeth and even start to see it as fun! Here are a few techniques to get you there.
How to Prepare Kids for a Different Kind of Holiday
Holidays will be different for many families this year. Helping children understand why and picking new ways to make them festive will make the difference.
Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Keep Your Kids Healthy This School Year
Childhood Obesity Awareness Month falls within back-to-school season. Here’s how Michigan parents can keep their kids healthy and active all year long.
Virtual Ways to Help your Kids Go Green on Earth Day
Earth Day, which happens April 22, is the perfect time to educate your little ones about respecting nature and keeping our environment healthy.
#MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP Sweepstakes: Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with the Detroit Lions
Children ages 10-18 are eligible to win a Thanksgiving Day Detroit Lions prize package. Learn more about how you can enter your child this year.
Inspiring Active Communities in Northern Michigan: Norte Expanding to Kalkaska
With support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and other organizations, Norte is expanding its youth-focused programming to Kalkaska in northern Michigan.
Detroit Youth Choir Member Has “High Hopes” for America’s Got Talent Finale
DeAndre “Dre” Elliott has been performing with the Detroit Youth Choir since the 4th grade. Read about his experience performing on America’s Got Talent.
Detroit Food Academy: Cultivating Young Leaders and Tasty Treats
Find out how young people in Detroit are learning culinary and life skills, all while running a successful business based on healthy snacks.
9 Budget-Friendly Family Activities Happening in March
There are tons of family-friendly happenings going on in Michigan in March that are fun and cost effective. Here are a few events worth checking out this month.
Midland’s Dow Tennis Classic Inspires Next Generation of Players
Visit Midland during the Dow Tennis Classic, which hosts high-caliber professionals and offers plenty of opportunities for kids and adults to get in the game.
Q&A with Grand Rapids Griffins’ Hockey Star Matt Puempel
Catch up with Matt Puempel, a second-season Grand Rapids Griffin on hockey, life and why he loves giving back to the communities he plays in.
The Teal Pumpkin Project™: A Halloween Treat for Kids with Food Allergies
Candy might be the most traditional treat to give out on Halloween, but it’s not the only option. Here are some non-sweet hand-outs that all kids will love.
Pay-to-Play Sports: How One Michigan District Ensures Access for All
At Grand Rapids Public Schools, everyone can participate in athletics, regardless of their ability to pay. Find out how they’re empowering kids through sports.
Have Questions About Your Little One’s Allergies? Here Are the Answers
Before allergy season kicks into high-gear, consider these questions if your little one exhibits signs of a food or seasonal allergy.
January #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Caebre Baty
Blue Cross' #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month is Caebre Baty. He's playing a young Martin Luther King Jr. in Opera Grand Rapids' production of I DREAM.
Introducing the Delicious #MIKidsCan Restaurant-to-Table Menu
Bring home dishes from your favorite Michigan restaurants with the #MKC menu. These healthy, kid-friendly meals are sure to be a hit!
Is Your Child’s School Prepared for a Cardiac Arrest?
Nov. 6-10, 2017 and Feb. 5-9, 2018 are weeks designated for CPR/AED drills in Michigan schools. Make sure your local schools are participating.
#MIKidsCan Snack Time! Kid-Approved Smoothies from Malamiah Juice Bar
If your kids need an afterschool pick-me-up or a bit of an immunity system boost, watch #MIKidsCan put together these easy, 3-step juice recipes.
8 Tips to Start a Successful Walk to School Day in Your Neighborhood
Walk to School Day takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Get tips from the organizer of Traverse City’s successful program, which has grown every year.
#MIKidsCan Experience Fitness at the 2017 GR Hispanic Festival
Bring your kids to the #MIKidsCan fitness area at this weekend’s Hispanic Festival in downtown Grand Rapids, where they can try out new fitness activities.