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International Walk to School Day 2011

49 Schools, in 8 Kane County School Districts Participate in International Walk to School Day, October 5th. That is about one quarter of the 196 Walk to School Day events registered in Illinois. “Making Kane County Fit Funders Consortium and Kane County schools worked together to organize the event.” “It’s a day to really raise…read more

Stearns Road Bike/Pedestrian Celebration

Walk the Rock! Stearns Road Bike/Pedestrian Bridge Ribbon-Cutting & Opening Celebration Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. Download Stearns Rd Bike Ped Invitatio And Event Details We proudly invite you to the Ribbon-Cutting & Opening Celebration of the Stearns Road Bike/Pedestrian Bridge. This special event will take us back to where this project all…read more

Aurora Farmers Market launches Double Value Program for Link Card users

Beginning Saturday, August 20, the Saturday Aurora Famers Market located at the Aurora Transportation Center will provide double value on purchases up to $20 made by Link Card users. Spend $20, and the user receives $20 addition to be used for produce at the Market. The Double Value program is funded by Link Up Illinois.…read more

Representative Hultgren visited Storm Elementary School in Batavia

Congressman Hultgren visits H.C. Storm School; gets first-hand look at efforts to Make Kane County Fit For Kids Congressman Randy Hultgren visited H.C. Storm School in Batavia Tuesday to get a first-hand look at efforts by the Batavia School District and the City of Batavia, along with Kane County, aimed at providing safe routes to…read more

Plots available in Health Department’s Fit for Kids garden

The Kane County Health Department’s Fit for Kids Garden is a community garden available for use to Kane County youth along with their families. Families can grow their own fruits and vegetables allowing them to have access to fresh, affordable, healthy foods. Kane County Fit for Kids Garden is an effort to reduce the rate…read more

Leadership summit to address childhood obesity epidemic

We’ve all heard the alarming statistics about the rise of childhood obesity and it potential impact on the health of our youth. Experts believe that: One out of three children born in 2000 will develop diabetes. This generation may lead shorter, sicker lives than their parents. With those statistics as a backdrop, Kane County is…read more

Kane County One of 41 Sites Selected for National Program to Fight Childhood Obesity

Kane County – Kane County was awarded a $360,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to improve opportunities for physical activity and access to affordable healthy foods for children and families in the county. Based on a rigorous selection process that drew more than 500 proposals from across the country, Kane County is…read more

International Walk to School Day highlights importance of physical activity

The Making Kane County Fit For Kids Funders Consortium and Kane County schools are teaming up this year to promote International Walk to School Day on Oct. 6. There are plenty of great reasons to walk to school — less traffic, safer streets, cleaner air — but one of the best is that children and…read more

International Walk to School Day 2010

  October 6th is International Walk to School Day. It is an annual event when children across the world walk or bike to school. It is a fun way to raise awareness about how walk-able a community is and where improvements can be made. It also encourages physical activity by teaching children safe walking behaviors,…read more