New Round of Fit Kids 2020 Implementation Grants

Kane County Health Department has released a new funding opportunity to implement interventions that will bring about a reversal in childhood obesity within Kane County.  These interventions will create local systems, environmental and policy changes as outlined in the Fit Kids 2020 Plan and also align with the priorities set by the Fit Kids Advisory Groups... [read more]

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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

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

First Pictures of our 2011 Gardens!