Michigan health officials are trying to educate parents that are skeptical of vaccines, encouraging them to immunize their kids. But it’s not working in Grand Traverse County, where more and more parents are opting out of vaccinations. Plus, a dietician helps people cook healthier food.
Four years ago, Michigan tried to improve child vaccination rates by making parents go to an education session on immunization. The move increased vaccinations by 25 percent across the state, but in Grand Traverse County many parents are still saying ‘no’ to vaccines.
Laura McCain, a dietician at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, says a lack of confidence with cooking can make it hard to get a healthy meal on the table. Even a simple recipe like baby carrots with warm spices can help a lot at the dinner table.
Elderly drivers in Grand Traverse County have one of the highest rates of car accidents in the state.
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