Copy of Cooking Matters Cooking Class for Parents
May
7
to May 28

Copy of Cooking Matters Cooking Class for Parents

  • Educare of Western Dupage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Healthy West Chicago partners with the national nonprofit Share Our Strength to offer Cooking Matters® in West Chicago, a program that empowers families at risk of hunger to shop for and cook healthy, affordable, and delicious meals as part of the No Kid Hungry® campaign. 

Join us for a Hands-On Cooking Course for Adults. Each course is team-taught by volunteers and a certified nutrition educator. Classes are geared towards parents and caregivers and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition. 

Within the six-week course participants will be offered an Interactive Grocery Store Tour which provides hands-on education as they shop for food, giving them skills to compare foods for cost and nutrition. Participants learn how to plan and budget for healthy, affordable, and delicious meals for their families. 

Following each course participants will take home a prize tailored to the education provided during the course.   

Upon completion of the six-week course Graduating Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and Grocery Gift Card!

Space is limited! 

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Health and Fitness Social
Jun
15
8:00 AM08:00

Health and Fitness Social

  • Midwest Strength and Performance Gym (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From eating the right food to the perfect exercise routine, discover the best path to a healthier and happier you with Healthy West Chicago and Midwest Strength and Performance on Saturday, June 15th!

FREE Health Celebration Highlights:
Cooking demonstrations
Group fitness classes
Interactive health exhibitor booths
Games and music
Health screenings
Food and beverages
Raffle prizes and giveaways

This FREE Health and Fitness Social is open to all community members! No registration is required.

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Healthy West Chicago 5K Fun Run
Aug
24
7:00 AM07:00

Healthy West Chicago 5K Fun Run

Healthy West Chicago 5K Fun Run!

Healthy West Chicago is hosting a 5k Fun Run and 100-meter Kiddie Dash on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Reed-Keppler Park, 129 West National Street, West Chicago, IL. All are welcome to join in the day of fun.

The 5k Fun Run will kick off at 8:30 a.m. and the 100-meter Kiddie Dash will follow.

All registered runners will receive a race day t-shirt. Organizers will also have registration available on the day of the event which, will open at 7:00 a.m. Students and West Chicago residents are being offered discounts for the 5K. The Kiddie Dash is free and geared for children 6-years old and younger, however registration still required. 

Awards will be distributed to one overall male/female winner and one male/female winner in each age category. All children in the Kiddie Dash will receive a finisher's ribbon. 

All proceeds from the race will be used for Healthy West Chicago's sustainability and the continuation of community programing for West Chicago residents.

Register at:

https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22995/healthy-west-chicago-5k-run-and-kiddie-dash

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Meal for a Healthy Heart
May
21
12:30 PM12:30

Meal for a Healthy Heart

Join the West Chicago Park District during “Older American’s Month” for a FREE heart healthy lunch and presentation entitled “Meals for a Healthy Heart”. 

Laura Barr from the U of I Extension will discuss healthy lifestyles which may decrease incidence of  hypertension, and introduce the new guidelines for blood pressure released by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. The new guidelines were designed to identify and address hypertension sooner. Research shows a very clear link between high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, which can make a person twice as likely to suffer a stroke or heart attack.

Healthy West Chicago is providing a heart healthy lunch of fresh grilled chicken wraps, Napa salad, and fresh fruit salad.

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Healthy for Life Nutrition Course
May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy for Life Nutrition Course

DISCOVER WHAT HEALTHY FOOD CAN DO FOR YOU.

Join us in fun, hands-on group experiences that will teach you how to:

Be well: learn your health numbers and goals

Eat well: practice easy, budget-friendly healthy cooking

Shop well: be a fearless, smart grocery shopper

Date/Time: Mondays, April 15- May 6 / 6PM-7PM

Sign Up: Carly Smitherman: Call/Text: 630-230-6370 or Email: carlys@healthywestchicago.org

Location: St. Michael’s,  108 Sherman St., West Chicago, IL 

All participants will be entered into a weekly raffle to win a Prize!

Topic: May 6-Kitchen Discovery With Kids

¡Vuélvase sano de por vida!

DESCUBRA LO QUE LA COMIDA SANA PUEDE HACER POR USTED.

Únase a estas experiencias grupales, divertidas y prácticas que le enseñarán a:

Estar bien: Aprenda sus niveles y metas de salud

Comer bien: Practique cocinar sano, fácil y barato

Comprar bien: Sea un comprador listo y audaz

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Healthy for Life Nutrition Course
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy for Life Nutrition Course

  • 108 Sherman St West Chicago, IL 60185 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DISCOVER WHAT HEALTHY FOOD CAN DO FOR YOU.

Join us in fun, hands-on group experiences that will teach you how to:

Be well: learn your health numbers and goals

Eat well: practice easy, budget-friendly healthy cooking

Shop well: be a fearless, smart grocery shopper

Date/Time: Mondays, April 15- May 6 / 6PM-7PM

Sign Up: Carly Smitherman: Call/Text: 630-230-6370 or Email: carlys@healthywestchicago.org

Location: St. Michael’s,  108 Sherman St., West Chicago, IL 

All participants will be entered into a weekly raffle to win a Prize!

Topic:  April 29-Healthy Ingredient Swap

May 6-Kitchen Discovery With Kids

¡Vuélvase sano de por vida!

DESCUBRA LO QUE LA COMIDA SANA PUEDE HACER POR USTED.

Únase a estas experiencias grupales, divertidas y prácticas que le enseñarán a:

Estar bien: Aprenda sus niveles y metas de salud

Comer bien: Practique cocinar sano, fácil y barato

Comprar bien: Sea un comprador listo y audaz

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Free Community Workout
Apr
27
7:00 AM07:00

Free Community Workout

Free Weekly Community Workouts for All West Chicago Residents!

Join Healthy West Chicago and Midwest Strength + Performance trainer Kevin Martinez every Saturday for a Free community group fitness class. No registration is required.

Saturdays at 7:00am at Midwest Strength + Performance

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Healthy for Life Nutrition Course
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy for Life Nutrition Course

  • 108 Sherman St West Chicago, IL 60185 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DISCOVER WHAT HEALTHY FOOD CAN DO FOR YOU.

Join us in fun, hands-on group experiences that will teach you how to:

Be well: learn your health numbers and goals

Eat well: practice easy, budget-friendly healthy cooking

Shop well: be a fearless, smart grocery shopper

Date/Time: Mondays, April 15- May 6 / 6PM-7PM

Sign Up: Carly Smitherman: Call/Text: 630-230-6370 or Email: carlys@healthywestchicago.org

Location: St. Michael’s,  108 Sherman St., West Chicago, IL 

All participants will be entered into a weekly raffle to win a Prize!

Topics:  April 22-All The Flavors Of The Garden

April 29-Healthy Ingredient Swap

May 6-Kitchen Discovery With Kids

¡Vuélvase sano de por vida!

DESCUBRA LO QUE LA COMIDA SANA PUEDE HACER POR USTED.

Únase a estas experiencias grupales, divertidas y prácticas que le enseñarán a:

Estar bien: Aprenda sus niveles y metas de salud

Comer bien: Practique cocinar sano, fácil y barato

Comprar bien: Sea un comprador listo y audaz

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 Free Community Workout
Apr
20
7:00 AM07:00

Free Community Workout

Free Weekly Community Workouts for All West Chicago Residents!

Join Healthy West Chicago and Midwest Strength + Performance trainer Kevin Martinez every Saturday for a Free community group fitness class. No registration is required.

Saturdays at 7:00am at Midwest Strength + Performance

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Healthy for Life Nutrition Course
Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy for Life Nutrition Course

  • 108 Sherman St West Chicago, IL 60185 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DISCOVER WHAT HEALTHY FOOD CAN DO FOR YOU.

Join us in fun, hands-on group experiences that will teach you how to:

Be well: learn your health numbers and goals

Eat well: practice easy, budget-friendly healthy cooking

Shop well: be a fearless, smart grocery shopper

Date/Time: Mondays, April 15- May 6 / 6PM-7PM

Sign Up: Carly Smitherman: Call/Text: 630-230-6370 or Email: carlys@healthywestchicago.org

Location: St. Michael’s,  108 Sherman St., West Chicago, IL 

All participants will be entered into a weekly raffle to win a Prize!

Topics:

April 15-Eat A Rainbow: Colorful, Seasonal Fruits and Vegetable

April 22-All The Flavors Of The Garden

April 29-Healthy Ingredient Swap

May 6-Kitchen Discovery With Kids

¡Vuélvase sano de por vida!

DESCUBRA LO QUE LA COMIDA SANA PUEDE HACER POR USTED.

Únase a estas experiencias grupales, divertidas y prácticas que le enseñarán a:

Estar bien: Aprenda sus niveles y metas de salud

Comer bien: Practique cocinar sano, fácil y barato

Comprar bien: Sea un comprador listo y audaz

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Free Community Workout
Apr
13
7:00 AM07:00

Free Community Workout

Free Weekly Community Workouts for All West Chicago Residents!

Join Healthy West Chicago and Midwest Strength + Performance trainer Kevin Martinez every Saturday for a Free community group fitness class. No registration is required.

Saturdays at 7:00am at Midwest Strength + Performance

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Healthy for Life Nutrition Course
Apr
9
to Apr 30

Healthy for Life Nutrition Course

Get Healthy for Life®

DISCOVER WHAT HEALTHY FOOD CAN DO FOR YOU.

Join us in fun, hands-on group experiences that will teach you how to:

Be well: learn your health numbers and goals

Eat well: practice easy, budget-friendly healthy cooking

Shop well: be a fearless, smart grocery shopper

Date/Time: Tuesdays, April 9- April 30 / 5PM-6PM

Sign Up: Carly Smitherman: Call/Text: 630-230-6370 or Email: carlys@healthywestchicago.org

Location: Gary Elementary,  130 E. Forest Ave., West Chicago, IL 

All participants will be entered into a weekly raffle to win a Prize!

¡Vuélvase sano de por vida!

DESCUBRA LO QUE LA COMIDA SANA PUEDE HACER POR USTED.

Únase a estas experiencias grupales, divertidas y prácticas que le enseñarán a:

Estar bien: Aprenda sus niveles y metas de salud

Comer bien: Practique cocinar sano, fácil y barato

Comprar bien: Sea un comprador listo y audaz

Fecha/Hora: los martes, 9 - 30 de abril de 2019 / 5pm-6pm

Lugar: Escuela Gary, West Chicago

Inscríbase: Carly Smitherman: Llama/Manda Texto: 630-230-6370 o carlys@healthywestchicago.org

¡Rifas Semanales con Premios!

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Free Community Workout
Apr
6
7:00 AM07:00

Free Community Workout

Free Weekly Community Workouts for All West Chicago Residents!

Join Healthy West Chicago and Midwest Strength + Performance trainer Kevin Martinez every Saturday for a Free community group fitness class. No registration is required.

Saturdays at 7:00am at Midwest Strength + Performance

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Free Community Workout
Mar
30
7:00 AM07:00

Free Community Workout

Free Weekly Community Workouts for All West Chicago Residents!

Join Healthy West Chicago and Midwest Strength + Performance trainer Kevin Martinez every Saturday for a Free community group fitness class. No registration is required.

Saturdays at 7:00am at Midwest Strength + Performance

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Free Community Workout
Mar
23
7:00 AM07:00

Free Community Workout

Free Weekly Community Workouts for All West Chicago Residents!

Join Healthy West Chicago and Midwest Strength + Performance trainer Kevin Martinez every Saturday for a Free community group fitness class. No registration is required.

Saturdays at 7:00am at Midwest Strength + Performance

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Free Community Workout
Mar
16
7:00 AM07:00

Free Community Workout

Free Weekly Community Workouts for All West Chicago Residents!

Join Healthy West Chicago and Midwest Strength + Performance trainer Kevin Martinez every Saturday for a Free community group fitness class. No registration is required.

Saturdays at 7:00am at Midwest Strength + Performance

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Free Community Workout
Mar
9
7:00 AM07:00

Free Community Workout

Free Weekly Community Workouts for All West Chicago Residents!

Join Healthy West Chicago and Midwest Strength + Performance trainer Kevin Martinez every Saturday for a Free community group fitness class. No registration is required.

Saturdays at 7:00am at Midwest Strength + Performance

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Free Community Workout
Mar
2
7:00 AM07:00

Free Community Workout

Free Weekly Community Workouts for All West Chicago Residents!

Join Healthy West Chicago and Midwest Strength + Performance trainer Kevin Martinez every Saturday for a Free community group fitness class. No registration is required.

Saturdays at 7:00am at Midwest Strength + Performance

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Free Community Workout
Feb
23
7:00 AM07:00

Free Community Workout

Free Weekly Community Workouts for All West Chicago Residents!

Join Healthy West Chicago and Midwest Strength + Performance trainer Kevin Martinez every Saturday for a Free community group fitness class. No registration is required.

Saturdays at 7:00am at Midwest Strength + Performance

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Cooking Matters Adult Cooking Class
Feb
4
to Mar 11

Cooking Matters Adult Cooking Class

  • 108 Sherman St West Chicago, IL 60185 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Healthy West Chicago partners with the national nonprofit Share Our Strength to offer Cooking Matters® in West Chicago, a program that empowers families at risk of hunger to shop for and cook healthy, affordable, and delicious meals as part of the No Kid Hungry® campaign. 

Join us for a Hands-On, Six-Week Course for Adults. Each course is team-taught by volunteers and a certified nutrition educator. Classes are geared towards parents and caregivers and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition. 

Within the six-week course participants will be offered an Interactive Grocery Store Tour which provides hands-on education as they shop for food, giving them skills to compare foods for cost and nutrition. Participants learn how to plan and budget for healthy, affordable, and delicious meals for their families. 

Following each course participants will take home a prize tailored to the education provided during the course.   

Upon completion of the six-week course Graduating Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and Grocery Gift Card!

Space is limited! 

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Discovering Healthy Cuisine from Around the World
Jan
23
10:00 AM10:00

Discovering Healthy Cuisine from Around the World

Healthy West Chicago has partnered with St. Charles Wal-Mart to present a hands-on cooking demonstration where Wal-Mart associates will have a chance to discover healthier cuisine from around the world. This educational event will be led by Melissa O’Brien MS RDN. Melissa will be providing recipe demonstrations with food samples on Spanish, European, Asian and American foods.

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Cooking Matters Cooking Class for Parents
Jan
15
to Feb 19

Cooking Matters Cooking Class for Parents

Healthy West Chicago partners with the national nonprofit Share Our Strength to offer Cooking Matters® in West Chicago, a program that empowers families at risk of hunger to shop for and cook healthy, affordable, and delicious meals as part of the No Kid Hungry® campaign. 

Join us for a Hands-On, Six-Week Course for Adults. Each course is team-taught by volunteers and a certified nutrition educator. Classes are geared towards parents and caregivers and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition. 

Within the six-week course participants will be offered an Interactive Grocery Store Tour which provides hands-on education as they shop for food, giving them skills to compare foods for cost and nutrition. Participants learn how to plan and budget for healthy, affordable, and delicious meals for their families. 

Following each course participants will take home a prize tailored to the education provided during the course.   

Upon completion of the six-week course Graduating Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and Grocery Gift Card!

Space is limited! 

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Cooking Matters at the Store Pop-Up Tour
Jan
8
3:00 PM15:00

Cooking Matters at the Store Pop-Up Tour

Healthy West Chicago is proud to present a Cooking Matters at the Store Pop-Up Tour led by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Cindy Kathe.

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters at the Store, nationally sponsored by Walmart, is an interactive grocery store tour that teaches families to shop for healthy, affordable food as part of the No Kid Hungry® campaign, which is working to connect kids at risk of hunger in America with the healthy food they need every day. The tour teaches four key shopping skills: buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, reading food labels, identifying whole grains, and comparing unit prices.

This Pop-Up Event allows us to accomplish these goals outside of the grocery store through dialogue, activities, and taste tests. Join us!

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Frosty 5K
Dec
1
7:00 AM07:00

Frosty 5K

Join us on Saturday, December 1st, for the 2018 Frosty 5K Run/
Walk with Kids Fun Run!!

Registration and packet pick-up opens at 7:30AM and will take place in the parking lot behind the West Chicago Public Library District building at 118 on West Washington Street.

5K Race starts at 8:30AM!

All 5k participants will receive a long sleeve race t-shirt! Must be registered by November 14, 2018 to be guaranteed shirt size!

Kids Fun Run (Age 10 & Under) starts at 9:30 AM. All children in the Kids Fun Run will receive a Finisher's ribbon!

5K Awards:
1st 2nd, 3rd place trophies awarded to "Overall" male and female winners.
1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals awarded within each male/female age group. Please note that if you win in the "Overall" category, you are then excluded from also winning a medal within your age category.

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Cooking With Fall Produce
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Cooking With Fall Produce

  • Suburban Agriculter Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Embrace Fall flavors by incorporating home-grown vegetables and herbs into your cooking.  We’ll explore uses, health benefits and cooking tips for a variety of vegetables and herbs.  A hands-on cooking demo will illustrate how to make a delicious Fall salad and dip along with samples of a heart Fall soup. The class will be presented by Laura Walsh, RDN, LDN  Presented in partnership with  the Garden Works Project

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Back to School Fun Run & Kiddie Dash
Aug
18
8:00 AM08:00

Back to School Fun Run & Kiddie Dash

Joining with our partners WeGo Together for Kids and Race TIme, HWC is proud to participate in a 5K run/walk with 100-meter kiddie dash. Participants will each receive T-shirts . Awards will be given  for best time in each age category. Other activities include the:

WeGo Together Back-to-School supply giveaway,

How to Pack a Healthy Lunch and Healthy Snack food demos,

And lots of silly and fun games, and refreshments.  

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Healthy West Chicago Grocery Tour
Aug
9
10:30 AM10:30

Healthy West Chicago Grocery Tour

Tours will be led by Jewel-Osco Registered Dietitians. Participants will learn how to find healthier options, compare unit prices to find bargains, read the food label, how to identify whole grains and how to stick to your budget. Guests will receive a $10 produce gift card, reusable grocery bag, and healthy recipe ideas.

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Community Garden Tour & Food Demonstration
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Community Garden Tour & Food Demonstration

  • St. Michaels United Church of Christ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our partner The Garden Works Project is taking participants on tours of community gardens in DuPage County. West Chicago’s stop will include a Garden-to-Table food demonstration sponsored by Healthy West Chicago held in the Church kitchen at 1:00 pm. For more information or to take the tour see the Garden Works Project Website 

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Healthy West Chicago Grocery Tour
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy West Chicago Grocery Tour

Tours will be led by Jewel-Osco Registered Dietitians. Participants will learn how to find healthier options, compare unit prices to find bargains, read the food label, how to identify whole grains and how to stick to your budget. Guests will receive a $10 produce gift card, reusable grocery bag, and healthy recipe ideas.

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 Healthy West Chicago Grocery Tour
Jul
10
12:00 PM12:00

Healthy West Chicago Grocery Tour

Tours will be led by Jewel-Osco Registered Dietitians. Participants will learn how to find healthier options, compare unit prices to find bargains, read the food label, how to identify whole grains and how to stick to your budget. Guests will receive a $10 produce gift card, reusable grocery bag, and healthy recipe ideas.

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