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
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
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
Helping to make the healthy choice the easy (and fun) choice, School District 33 sponsored its Annual Wellness Walk which was supported by the West Chicago Police Department. The Department had officers walking at various schools on Friday, April 24, 2015. Students and adults were all smiles as they enjoyed being outdoors and having fun while […]Read More