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,”
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.
Schools in Kane County also received funding. CUSD 300 in Carpentersville purchased equipment to distribute fruit and vegetable snacks. Aurora129 installed a salad bar at Hill Elementary. The new equipment expanded the capacity to serve more fruits and vegetables. Batavia Public Schools evaluated grade level Wellness Curriculums and published curriculum for nutrition, physical activity and
Additional implementation projects promote physical activity. These included partnerships to add playground equipment to parks, schools and low income apartment complexes. Bardwell Elementary in East Aurora installed a climbing wall. The wall is used before school and as a part school day curriculum. Storm Elementary School in Batavia installed playground equipment. The equipment will be