Sparrow Health System took the lead in 2008 in coordinating a community-wide collaboration designed to address trends in childhood obesity in the region. This team launched FITKids.

The effort is supported by: Sparrow Health and Wellness; Sparrow Diabetes Education; Sparrow Food and Nutrition; Sparrow Lab; Michigan Athletic Club; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Health; Ingham County Medical Society; Lansing  Community College School of Nursing; Lansing School District; Michigan Fitness Foundation; Michigan State Medical Society; and Michigan State University; and Mid-Michigan Food Bank.

To learn more about FITKids, go to