New Round of Fit Kids 2020 Implementation Grants

Kane County Health Department has released a new funding opportunity to implement interventions that will bring about a reversal in childhood obesity within Kane County.  These interventions will create local systems, environmental and policy changes as outlined in the Fit Kids 2020 Plan and also align with the priorities set by the Fit Kids Advisory Groups... [read more]

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New Round of Fit Kids 2020 Implementation Grants

Kane County Health Department has released a new funding opportunity to implement interventions that will bring about a reversal in childhood obesity within Kane County.  These interventions will create local systems, environmental and policy changes as outlined in the Fit Kids 2020 Plan and also align with the priorities set by the Fit Kids Advisory…read more

61 Kane County Schools Participated in International Walk to School Day!

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  Walk to School Day was a huge success.  Sixty-one Kane County Schools participated, each sponsoring their own event.  In this picture Kane County Board Chairman, Chris Lauzen walks to school with students from Fabyan Elementary School in Geneva.   Across the county, elected officials, police and fire fighters supported the Walk to School Day…read more

Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium is Sponsoring International Walk to School Day, October 9, 2013

 On October 9, 2013, the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium will be sponsoring our Fourth International Walk to School Day in Kane County! Join us in walking to school on October *9th, and your PTO will be eligible to receive $250 through the Making Kane County Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium. Registration is now open.…read more

McCarty Burlington Neighborhood Garden

McCarty Burlington Neighborhood Garden

The community garden is a collaborative effort between the City of Aurora, Family Focus Aurora, McCarty Burlington Neighborhood and Brady and Rollins elementary schools.  The City of Aurora received funding from the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium to create the Aurora Community Garden Network.  The McCarty Burlington Neighborhood Community Garden is located at Claim and…read more

Elgin Harvest Market Offering Link Double Value

Starting on June 6, 2013, shoppers paying with Link/EBT cards are eligible for up to $20 in matching funds per week at the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market, thanks to a grant from BMO Harris. 

2013 Fit for Kids Community Showcase

Thanks to our sponsors; Fox Valley Credit Union and Kane County Cougars for sponsoring the 2013 Fit for Kids Community Showcase, March 14, highlighting the accomplishments of the Fit for Kids campaign.

To date the Funders’ Consortium has provided over $390,000 in awards to Kane County community organizations. At the event we will learn from these organizations and other community members, as we celebrate the successes of the campaign and look forward to future efforts. Together we can Make Kane County Fit for Kids.


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53 Kane County Schools Participate in Walk to School Day

53 Kane County Schools participated in Walk to School Day.  The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium made $300 mini-grants available to participating school PTOs.  Each school planned their own event.  Here are some highlights: At Brady Elementary School, Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner walked to school with students. Kane County Board Chairman, Karen McConnaughay participated in…read more

3rd Annual International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Making Kane County Fit for Kids Presents the 3rd Annual International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012. All children are encouraged to walk and/or bike to school in participating schools within Kane County to promote healthy choices.

Refrigeration equipment installed for local food pantries

Refrigeration equipment for 3 local food pantries, Feeding Greater Elgin, Two Rivers Head Start, Aurora, and Interfaith Food Pantry in Elgin and at Allen Elementary School in Aurora has been installed.  This expands the capacity for the pantries to provide fresh produce and dairy to low income community members.  Allen School now offers “Super Snacks,”…read more

Workshop for businesses in the Aurora area on Worksite Wellness

The Healthy Living Council of Greater Aurora held “Wellness Works”, a half day workshop for businesses in the Aurora area on Worksite Wellness.  Cheryl Larson, VP of Midwest Business Group was the keynote speaker.  Local employers participated in a panel discussion, focusing on best practices within their organizations.