FORWARD was selected by Impact DuPage as the vehicle to influence residents and partners to make positive choices regarding nutrition, physical activity and the built environment. The purpose and vision of Impact DuPage is to create a common understanding of community needs, gaps and priorities that will advance the well-being of the DuPage County community. Data from a number of assessments was used to identify five strategic issues that Impact DuPage is addressing in order to achieve its vision. The development of the Healthy Lifestyles Action Plan was led by FORWARD and will be the vehicle for tackling this priority. To learn more about Impact DuPage and their other priorities click here.
FORWARD's mission is to lead DuPage County, through a broad-based community coalition, in promoting effective and sustainable policy, system and environmental strategies regarding nutrition, physical activity, and the built environment.
FORWARD's vision is that all children and families in DuPage County, regardless of age, income, or ethnicity, will achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
FORWARD, Fighting Obesity Reaching Healthy Weight Among Residents of DuPage County 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 help residents make healthier lifestyle choices.