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 Action Plan - .pdf 6MB
Please visit the Healthy West Chicago website.
Recent News About Healthy West Chicago
New season of weekend outdoor community walks begins April 1, 2017 Warmer temperatures signal the return of Team Pineda’s weekend 5k outdoor community walks. Beginning with the first weekend in April, Saturday, April 1 and Sunday April 2, 2017, West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda will lead the way for a Healthy West Chicago by organizing […]Read More
Join Team Pineda and Healthy West Chicago for an indoor walk at the West Chicago High School Field House on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. This is the final indoor walk before Team Pineda heads outdoors again with the warmer weather approaching. No registration is required, just grab a friend and […]Read More
The City of West Chicago, West Chicago Park District and Healthy West Chicago hosted a meeting of representatives of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus at the ARC Center in West Chicago this week, where the agenda of its Environment Committee focused on programs that encourages active and healthy lifestyles. Several communities in addition to West Chicago […]Read More
Citywide Campaign Launches at Healthy West Chicago Task Force Meeting An impressive crowd of community leaders, organizations, businesses and citizens gathered on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the ARC Center in West Chicago to learn more about the new citywide campaign launched by Healthy West Chicago, an organization dedicated to helping to make West Chicago […]Read More
Sign up for Smart911 As February is American Heart Month, DuPage County wants to educate the public about the importance of recognizing the warning signs of a potential heart attack in an effort to save lives. According to statistics released by Smart911, roughly 325,000 people die annually of coronary attack before they even get to […]Read More
Open House in West Chicago January 26, 2017 6:00 p.m. 103 W. Washington Street, West Chicago The GardenWorks Project, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring families in need of food assistance have access to homegrown vegetables, invites the public to an Open House at their Suburban Agricultural Resource Center at 6:00 p.m. on January […]Read More
International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and Mayor Pineda will walk to school with the students of Norton Creek Elementary School starting at 7:40 a.m. from the far northwest end of the neighborhood. Walk to school events work to create safer environments, increase physical activity among children, and build connections between […]Read More
Mayor Pineda and Healthy West Chicago invite you to participate in our short survey on walking. Your answers will help us better understand the community’s walking habits and inform current and future initiatives. This anonymous survey should only take about 2-3 minutes to complete. To participate, please click here: We thank you for your time!Read More
Join Healthy West Chicago and Team Pineda for a Community 5K! DATE: Saturday August 13, 2016 9:00 a.m. LOCATION: Start from Healthy West Chicago 108 Sherman Street, West Chicago, IL Healthy West Chicago is giving away 50 FREE pool passes to the coolest water park in all Dupage County – TURTLE SPLASH – to the […]Read More
City of West Chicago, Healthy West Chicago, Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce and the American Heart Association Align with Healthy Workplace/Community Food and Beverage Guidelines Striving to lead the community by example, the City of West Chicago, Healthy West Chicago (HWC) and the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce (WDCC) have joined with the American […]Read More
Healthy West Chicago (HWC), a collaboration of community leaders in local government, education, healthcare, social services, faith-based congregations, businesses, and non-profit organizations which have organized to increase nutrition and physical activity in West Chicago, recently celebrated a milestone with the publication of the HWC Community Action Plan. The Plan, developed by Seven Generation Ahead, a […]Read More
This year’s theme: For the Health of It West Chicago’s Railroad Days Parade has become a favorite activity for residents and visitors looking for great family fun. The parade steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday July 12, 2015 and features over 60 separate units and organizations including military veterans and police color guards, bands, horse […]Read More