Category: health and well-being

Guest Post: Tips on how to keep Chicago kids healthy and active this winter

Today I am pleased to welcome fitness professional, trainer, and physical educator Lanette Wolford as a guest author on Wee Windy City. Lanette is the woman behind KID-FIT in Chicago. She considers herself a “warrior in the battle of obesity.” Lannette received her physical education degree from DePaul University and is nationally certified by the... Read more »

Belching cows, Food Inc. and campaign finance reform: My lunch with Stonyfield Farm CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg

Last Thursday, I took a break from my usual routine of errands, school pick-up/drop-off, and playing peek-a-boo with my adorable baby to join a few other lucky Chicagoans for a lunch at Frontera Grill with Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm. As a mother to three little yogurt-lovers (and a believer in healthy, sustainable food),... Read more »

Jump Rhythm Jazz Family Dance Matinee (plus some thoughts on why music and movement are good for your little ones)

In celebration of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will present “Jump Rhythm Technique and the Language of Rhythm” for the Family Dance Matinee at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20 at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago (1306 South Michigan Avenue). This educational and entertaining, audience-interactive lecture-demonstration will begin at... Read more »
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Growing Healthy Kids holds inaugural meeting

In response to growing health concerns about Chicago’s kids — including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and decreased physical activity — several local organizations and individuals within the Chicago food community have joined together to develop new ways of sourcing, providing and thinking about food. This newly formed group recently gathered at the Logan Square Kitchen... Read more »

Pathways Foundation: Celebrating 25 years of helping Chicago families

One of the many advantages of raising a family in the Chicago area is the ability to access the best resources for our kids. We are fortunate to have many world-class institutions and organizations that support children and families right here in our city. As a parent, I hope that my children will always be... Read more »