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MSU researchers look to address children's mental health at early age

Posted at 9:02 AM, Sep 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-07 09:02:00-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU researchers are working to develop a program for pre-schoolers that will hopefully help combat mental health issues starting at a young age.

A $5.8M grant will fund a new program led by MSU College of Nursing researcher, Jiying Ling, to increase behavioral well-being in pre-school age children.

The program will focus on a few key components: A school based-program designed to help cultivate mindfulness, bringing that into the home, and establishing a good relationship with food at a young age.

"Together provide a happy, healthy, growing environment for little children," explained Ling.

The five-year program will begin with a pilot trial in Feb. of 2024, and will target 50 head start daycare centers in urban and rural areas across Michigan.

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