Register to listen: Webinar on supporting daily P.E. programs

On January 24th, the Illinois Public Health Institute and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity hosted a webinar, Dropping the ball on daily P.E.? Get rolling with tips & tricks to creatively fit high-quality daily P.E. into the school day for ALL students!  Download a recording of the webinar here. Registration required. Description: Districts across […]

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IAPO Adopts Updated Purpose Statement & Ways to Engage

Throughout 2017, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) members have been working on strategic planning for 2018 and beyond. After various focus groups, a coalition survey, a full coalition meeting in October, and discussions with the Leadership Committee, IAPO has updated and adopted a revised purpose statement and developed some new ways of engaging partners. IAPO’s new […]

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Rethink Your Drink Week in Illinois: Dec. 3-9th, 2017

IAPO hosts seven-day challenge to educate communities on the importance of choosing healthy beverages CHICAGO (Dec. 1, 2017) – As the controversial Cook County sweetened beverage tax was officially lifted, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) kicked off a weeklong campaign — #RethinkYourDrinkIL — calling on Illinois residents to reconsider the drink choices they make […]

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Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax Repealed

On October 11, 2017, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 15-2 to repeal the County’s sweetened beverage tax. Critical Cook County services and the health of our children lost to Big Soda’s multi-million dollar campaign to protect its profits. That means diseases linked to sugary drink consumption, like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and […]

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Register for the IAPO in-person coalition meeting on October 18th

REGISTER HERE to join the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity at its annual in-person coalition meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017  (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST) at Elmhurst Hospital (Lower Level, Oak Room), located at 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126. This year, IAPO is refreshing our guiding document, the State Obesity […]

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