Public health win! Public & parents can now see how much P.E. Illinois children are getting

As a result of continuous advocacy by health promotion and disease prevention groups like the Illinois Public Health Institute, Healthy Schools Campaign and others, and following a recommendation of the Enhanced Physical Education Task Force (EPETF), all Illinois public schools are now required to report the average number of days of physical education (P.E.) they […]

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Recent Webinar Recordings – Marketing to Kids and New Laws & Standards to Pump Up P.E. in Illinois

The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) held two webinars in June: A) On Wednesday, June 8th, 3:00-4:15pm CST, IAPO’s workgroup on Childhood Nutrition & Physical Activity in Educational Settings hosted a webinar, New Laws & Standards to Pump Up P.E. in Illinois. Watch the webinar (brief registration required). Since 2012, Illinois has been working to implement […]

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HB 6027, Healthy Local Foods Incentive Fund, Passes Illinois House

House Bill 6027 (Rep. Tryon; Sen. Harmon), the Healthy Local Food Incentives Fund proposal, passed unanimously out of the Illinois House of Representatives on April 22, 2016. The Fund will support “Double Value Coupon Programs,” creating affordable access to healthy food at farmers markets and other direct producer-to-consumer venues for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as […]

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Listen now: IAPO Coalition Meeting, “Tackling the Health Equity Challenges to Healthy Eating & Active Living”

Tackling the Health Equity Challenges to Healthy Eating and Active Living: New Research and Action Strategies For the first time since 2014, coalition members from across the state convened for the all-IAPO webinar on Tuesday, March 22nd. On this webinar, participants heard and shared updates on all the innovative and coordinated work happening across the […]

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Upcoming webinar – Pump Up P.E.: Ways to Effectively Engage Parents

Join a webinar on Monday, January 25, 2016 from 12:30pm-2pm on how physical educators can better engage parents as champions of physical education and school health. Hosted by the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s workgroup on Childhood Nutrition & Physical Activity in Educational Settings, this webinar will feature physical educators, school leaders, physicians, and a […]

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