International Walk to School Day

2014 Walk to School Registration is now open! 

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.

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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.

Schools in Kane County receive funding.

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…read more

Additional implementation projects promote physical activity

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…read more

Improve accessibility to fresh fruits and vegetables

Funds were awarded to garden projects to improve accessibility to fresh fruits and vegetables. Lifespring Ministries in Aurora installed a garden and changed food policies requiring more fruits and vegetables to be used in communal meals. Assi Homes-Batavia Apartment uses their garden produce to stock their on-site food pantry.  They have also installed playground equipment.…read more

Funding awarded to 4 Farmers’ Markets to cover the cost of starting Link

Since the release of the Fit Kids 2020 Plan in January 2011, the focus of the Fit for Kids campaign is to work with community members, organizations and municipalities to implement the Fit Kids 2020 Plan.  Awards have been made to 29 community organizations to implement the Fit Kids 2020 Plan.  Awards range from $500-$10,000.…read more

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

large group walking across grass

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

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  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