Job opening: Healthy Lifestyles & Obesity Prevention Program Specialist

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking an energetic and well-organized team member to provide support and leadership for various activities of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity and to launch a healthy lifestyles technical assistance program focused on worksites and schools. IPHI convenes and supports the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, Illinois’ statewide obesity, […]

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New Report & Resources: Success Strategies for Local Food Procurement

New resource highlights how local foods facilitate community health, unique educational opportunities, and stronger local economies Communities across the country are creating innovative and effective ways to build procurement of locally produced foods by schools, hospitals, food banks, and other institutions.  To assist communities in enhancing the health and economic impacts of local food procurement […]

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May 5th webinar on healthy vending initiatives in Illinois – Register here!

The Nutrition in Communities and Institutional Settings workgroup is hosting a Healthy Vending webinar for May 5th from 1pm-2:30pm.  This webinar will help participants learn more about how to implement healthy vending initiatives in municipalities, park districts, hospitals, worksites, and other institutions. The webinar will feature information about two Illinois healthy vending success stories (in Chicago […]

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Rethink Your Drink sweepstakes winner announced!

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI), which administers the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), hosted a Rethink Your Drink video and photo sweepstakes to illustrate for Illinois residents that it is easy to make low-sugar beverages — and delicious too!  The winner of the sweepstakes, selected at random from the eligible entries, was Jennifer […]

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HEAL Act reintroduced, makes a splash

In February, Senator Mattie Hunter (D- 3rd District) and Representative Robyn Gabel (D- 18th District) reintroduced the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act [SB 1584 and HB 2667], which would provide tools and resources for Illinois families to live healthier lives by generating more than $600 million dollars a year for investment in communities across the state through a small tax […]

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