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We Choose Healthy Living

photo of fruits and vegetablesEvery Illinois community deserves to have access to healthy food choices and safe opportunities for physical activity. Getting proper nutrition and exercise are essential for building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and for preventing obesity and other illnesses. We Choose Health will fund the following types of evidence- and practice-based approaches to increase opportunity and remove barriers to healthy living:


U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Prevention Council

Active Living and Healthy Eating
National Farm to School Network
Illinois State Board of Education
Let's Move Campaign

Breastfeeding/Baby Friendly Hospitals
Unicef Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois State Breastfeeding Taskforce

Coordinated School Health Model
Enhanced Physical Education (P.E.) Strategic Plan
Coordinated School Health - CDC

Worksite Wellness
Healthier Worksite Initiative - CDC