FORWARD is a coalition of partners dedicated to reversing the obesity trend in DuPage County by educating children and families about the importance of eating healthy and being physically active. Together, we will help residents achieve healthy and active lifestyles.
Given the soaring costs of healthcare, employers are motivated to help their employees adopt healthier behaviors in an effort to reduce chronic disease.
TOGETHER WE WILL
Preventing obesity in young children could help reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity as well as reduce obesity in adulthood.
Kids who attend 'healthy' schools have fewer absences, higher academic achievement and self-esteem and are more likely to graduate from high school.