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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.

SAVE THE DATE: Fit for Kids Funder’s Consortium to Sponsor its 3rd Annual International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Making Kane County Fit for KidsPresents the 3rd Annual International Walk to School DayWednesday, October 3rd, 2012What: All children are encouraged to walk and/or bike to schoolWhere: All participating schools within Kane CountyWhy: To promote healthy choices In 2011, 49 Kane County Schools Participated in International Walk to School Day, October 5th, up from 43…read more

Fit Kids 2020 Implementation Partners

  December 2011 Download PDF Partner Contact Person Funding Project Downtown Elgin Harvest MarketDowntown Neighborhood Association of Elgin Tonya Hudson847-488-1456thudson@elginil.org   $3,500 Add EBT/Link system to Elgin Harvest Market for the 2012 Season City of ElginBicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Paul Bednar847-931-6788Bednar_p@cityofelgin.org   $1,500 Support Second Annual Bike for Life City of ElginElgin Community Garden…read more

49 Schools, in 8 Kane County School Districts participate in 2011 Walk to School Day

Making Kane County Fit for Kids Presents the 2nd Annual International Walk to School Day What: All children are encouraged to walk and/or bike to school Where: All participating schools within Kane County Why: To promote healthy choices 51 Kane County Schools Participate in International Walk to School Day, October 5th. That is about one…read more

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY RELEASED

Making Kane County Fit for Kids Fit Kids 2020 Implementation Program Due Date: November 7th, 2011 Funding is being made available through the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium to implement interventions that will bring about a reversal in childhood obesity within Kane County. These interventions will create local systems, environmental and policy change as outlined…read more

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