Come Celebrate Our Success! FEB 28, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
As the SSFWA Model Communities Initiative comes to a close, the Alliance is celebrating all the remarkable policy, systems and environmental change accompished (planting school gardens, establishing transportation steering commitees, sports camps, healthy corner stores, etc.) in an effort to make Chicago Heights a healthier place to live and work. Please join us for a brief "Celebration of Our Successes," which will be held Tuesday, February 28 from 12-1:30 PM at Washington Junior High School in Chicago Heights, IL. Refreshments, raffles and an healthy meal preparation educational session will be held. You won't want to miss out... WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU! CLICK HERE to view the announcement in Adobe *.pdf format.
Greenbriar School Wins Fall 2011 Soccer Tournament
The Chicago Heights SSFWA entered into an "informal" joint use agreement with School District 170 and Chicago Heights Park District to create more opportunities for physical activity for youth. The result? City-wide Soccer Tournament, with Greenbriar emerging victorious as the 2011 Soccer Champs. Congrats to all who played hard.
Taste Tests in SD #170: Win An
The Chicago Heights South Suburban Family
Wellness Alliance, through the Cook County Department of Public
Health's "Model Communities Grant, is providing healthy
vegetable "Taste Tests" to youth in Chicago Heights School
District #170. Students who volunteer to participate will
be entered in a raffle to to win an Amazon Kindle, Barnes &
Nobles NOOK or a soccer ball/football! A new winner will be
drawn every lunch period for the week of September 26th - 30th,
(While Supplies Last)
Community Bike Rides in Chicago
Heights: Assessing the "Walkability" and "Bikability" of the
The Alliance, is encouraging all
residents to bike and walk more to improve overall health and
fitness. Just 60 minutes a day of physical activity can
make the difference! The Chicago Heights SSFWA is currently
conducting community bike rides to promote physical activity and
wellness in addition to assessing the community to improve its
conduciveness to walking and biking. The end result will
be the formation of an Non-Motorized Transportation Committee
that will effectively impact policy change around these areas.
Talk to a coalition member today to find out more about how you
can be a part. Remember.... everyone has a role to play in
keeping our community healthy!
SPEAK TO A COALITION MEMBER TO SIGN UP!
(Tentatively the Week of October 24, 2011)