Healthy West Chicago
About Healthy West Chicago
Healthy West Chicago is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to directly increasing healthy eating and physical activity in the City of West Chicago. Through engaging events and programs, and the availability of nutritional knowledge and proactive policy efforts, Healthy West Chicago aims to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.
Funding for Healthy West Chicago
Healthy West Chicago is currently funded with generous support from the City of West Chicago and WeGo Together for Kids. Healthy West Chicago’s fiscal agent is People Made Visible, a West Chicago 501(c)(3) whose mission is to foster community through dynamic cultural and social programming.
Visit the Healthy West Chicago website for more information about upcoming programs and events, or information about healthy eating and physical activity.
Mayor Ruben Pineda Message on Healthy West Chicago
West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda wants many things for his community, and at the top of the list is the overall wellness of its people. Obesity has become a national epidemic across all demographic groups, and West Chicago’s childhood obesity rate is higher than the national average.
"We need to engage youth, seniors, and everyone in between. We need to connect with and appeal to all ethnicities and socioeconomic groups represented in our community. Our future sustainability depends on it." Mayor Ruben Pineda
We need to focus on nutrition and physical fitness solutions that make the healthy choice the easy choice. Healthy lifestyles are difficult to maintain without supportive environments. A collective effort that engages residents, elected officials, schools, faith communities, hospitals, park district, library, restaurants and other local businesses is critical in creating this overall culture of wellness.
Our initiative is to make West Chicago one of the healthiest communities in the region through a commitment to "making the healthy choice the easy choice" when it comes to nutrition and physical activity.