March 1st Webinar on Worksite Wellness Nutrition: Resources and Illinois Case Studies

Worksite Wellness Nutrition: Resources and Illinois Case Studies Thursday, March 1st, 2018 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST Register here The webinar will feature the following: An overview of worksite wellness nutrition resources available Healthy food access for employees: Rush University Medical Center case study- Christopher M. Nolan, MPA, Manager, Community Benefit and Population Health, […]

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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Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax Repealed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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