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Availability of Grant Funding – 2015

The Kane County Health Department is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding to support implementation of the Fit Kids 2020 Plan to reduce childhood obesity in Kane County.  Kane County, in partnership with the United Way of Elgin and the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, guides the Making Kane County Fit…read more

Many schools have extended Walk to School Day

Walk to School Week with different events each day Walk to School Month with students tracking their walking and biking days for incentives Incentives can be simple; The Golden Shoe Award-spray paint an old sneaker gold, and let the classroom or grade that has the most walkers/bikers, display the award for the day/week. Distribute Fit for Kids…read more

Police and Fire Departments have also supported Walk to School Day

In Batavia, the Fire Department escorted students and parents to school from a near-by park. 

Students bussed to school?

Try gathering at a park or public place close to the school and walking together as a group to school.  Once students arrive, they can participate in an obstacle course or run laps or walk around the school field.

Art classes worked together to create Walk to School Day messages

International Walk to School Day

On October 8, 2014, the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium will be sponsoring our Fifth International Walk to School Day in Kane County! Join us in walking to school on October 8th, and your PTO will be eligible to receive $100 through the Making Kane County Fit For Kids Campaign. Register Now! (download registration form) Sponsor Walk…read more

Sleepy Hollow Community Gardens

Sleepy Hollow has added community garden plots for community residents and expanded their giving garden. Produce from the giving garden is sent to a local food pantry.

One Hope United in Aurora gives kids healthy experiences!

At One Hope United Early Learning Center in Aurora, healthy eating and physical activity is integrated into the curriculum for all students. A moveable kitchen cart, purchased with funding from the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium, allows nutrition education, food demonstrations and tastings to come to the classroom.

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