Healthy West Chicago
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
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.
As our country embarks on healthcare reform, our best defense will be self-imposed preventative healthcare measures. 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.
Learn more about the initiative 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.
Healthy West Chicago Gets a New Quarterback to Lead Its Team
Healthy West Chicago Action Plan - .pdf 6MB
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Recent News About Healthy West Chicago
Mayor Pineda Leads Residents in a Virtual Physical Activity Challenge to Boost Physical Activity Nationwide Mayor Ruben Pineda is joining thirty-one other mayors in a nationwide initiative to reduce heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 killer, by encouraging residents to get up and get moving. Mayor Pineda kicked off West Chicago’s annual “Move […]Read More
Healthy West Chicago (HWC), a health and wellness organization, is hosting its annual 5K Fun Run the weekend of August 21, 2021 and local businesses and organizations have stepped up support through sponsorships and prize donations, signaling that the wellbeing of the community is a priority for everyone. Generous sponsors include Jacobs Engineering Group Haggerty […]Read More
Summer at the Shell Brochure Enjoy a return to outdoor community events safely. Follow guidance from the CDC as you make your summer plans. The following are some upcoming West Chicago events you won’t want to miss:Read More
Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that regular physical activity can benefit health in numerous ways. Health benefits from being physically active include but are not limited to; improved brain health, weight management, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, prevention of certain types […]Read More
Healthy West Chicago and the West Chicago Public Library District Provide Summer Wellness Programming
Good nutrition is the key to good mental and physical health. Not only does a healthy lifestyle promote wellbeing, but studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that a healthy diet helps children grow and develop properly, reducing their risk of chronic diseases, including obesity. Also, the research reveals […]Read More
After a long day, a gentle yoga practice is the perfect way to unwind. Certified yoga instructor Tracy Leach has partnered with Healthy West Chicago to offer an evening yoga lesson on the lawn of the West Chicago Library at 118 W. Washington Street, as part of Healthy West Chicago’s “Yoga on the Lawn” series. […]Read More
Follow Healthy West Chicago on Facebook or check out its Event Calendar to stay up to date on all upcoming classes and events. Summer Events Flier – English/Spanish Virtual Cook Along Cooking Classes: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Food Provided) Bilingual: There will be a designated time for participants to pick up the supplies at the West Chicago Library […]Read More
Mayor Ruben Pineda announces the launch of the SparkAmerica Spring Fit City Challenge in West Chicago. The challenge is a free and friendly competition to encourage individuals to be physically active. It runs from April 15th through May 31st. People who live or work in West Chicago can participate in the challenge. It is easy […]Read More
Spring is a great time to adopt a fresh and healthy lifestyle. Healthy West Chicago has provided a number of great activities to help you do so. Follow Healthy West Chicago on Facebook or check out its Event Calendar to stay up to date on our upcoming classes and events! Healthy West Chicago’s mission is to ensured that all […]Read More
Residents are encouraged to participate in the 2021 Healthy West Chicago Virtual Wellness Challenge, and join in the virtual physical activity events available to all throughout the year through a new free digital app. Continuing its tradition of promoting an active lifestyle through movement activities, Healthy West Chicago is launching a New Year Wellness Challenge, starting […]Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has made getting a flu shot more important than ever. The following lists upcoming dates and clinic locations: Please Note: In addition to the dates on the following fliers, DuPage County has added free drive-thru flu clinics for residents, ages 18 – 65 years old on: November 18th and November 20th1:00 p.m. […]Read More