For the first time in 200 years, children in America may have shorter life expectancies than their parents. This alarming prediction is directly connected to obesity and weight issues (and unhealthy lifestyles-skinny does not equal health). Across the country, more children and adults are overweight or obese than ever before.
Sadly, the City of West Chicago is no exception to this heart-breaking trend. West Chicago has an obesity rate that is 10% higher than the rest of DuPage County. One out of every four kindergarteners in DuPage County start school already overweight or obese The people of West Chicago — especially our kids — deserve better.
It is time for West Chicago to come together for our future.
It is time to become Healthy West Chicago.
Healthy West Chicago is dedicated to increasing healthy eating and physical activity in the City of West Chicago to make West Chicago one of the healthiest communities in the region. Through engaging events and policy efforts, we aim to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.