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Bloomberg School of Public Health Officially Kicks Off National Children's Study in Montgomery County

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On Saturday, March 26, almost 200 County residents attended the kick off of the National Children's Study in Montgomery County. The kick off event, which was free, took place at Rio sport&health Club in Gaithersburg, and included a bounce house, reading area, tumbling mats, giveaways, arts and crafts, and book raffles for kids and adults. The morning concluded with a pregnancy yoga class and kids' sports class.

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Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett attended the opening and issued a proclamation declaring March 26 Montgomery County Children's Health Day. Also on hand to say a few words were Captain Steven Hirschfeld of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service, who is the Acting Director of the National Children's Study, and Laura Caulfield, a professor in the JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Principal Investigator for the Study's Montgomery County Study Center.

The National Children's Study is a groundbreaking study, designed to look at how the environment might affect a child's health and development. The study will examine childhood health problems like asthma, autism, obesity and diabetes.

Find out more about the study.

Find out more about how you can participate.

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