Courage To Quit Program Offered in May



This seven week, quit smoking program begins on May 7t at the DuPage County Health Department, 111 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL.  Two sessions offered.  One at 12 noon and one at 4PM.  For more information contact Pat Carey at 630-384-8218 or Elise Schram at 5630-221-7075.


To download this flyer, click here: May CTQ flyer Final

5 easy steps to weight loss success (honest!)

Shaklee, 5stepsthe nutritional company, posted    thoughts about weight loss in Health Wise.  She writes about  five simple principles from the people who she has seen have weight loss success:

  1. Make the Commitment:  The first step for any change in your life is to commit to that change—and it seems to work best if it is a public commitmentPermanent weight loss takes a long-term commitment (really, for the rest of your life), but it also starts with the first step. So, decide what you can bite off—maybe that is two weeks or maybe you can commit to two months. I strongly urge you to try to commit to ninety days because that is a meaningful amount of time to change some habits AND to see results! Read more

Do you use Pinterest?

pinterestWe are looking for a way to make out summer photo activity, Flat Apple, easier and more fun.

Someone suggest we use Pinterest.Would you post your photos there?


What other ways could be boost interest in this fun, summer activity?

Please click “Leave a Reply” below and share your thoughts with us.  TY

FREE Cooking Class Offered by Humana

julie-marie-304x300Our very own Healthy Lombard Partner, Educator, Public Speaker, and Chef Julie Marie Christensen will be teaching a cooking class on Friday, April 4th at 12:00 noon at Humana in Naperville.
It will also  broadcasting live.
Click here for that link.
She’s fantastic!
You’ll enjoy  the class.

Ageless Grace Certification & Seminars in April

Ageless-GraceBridgeway of Bensenville presents
Ageless Grace® Educator Certification & Seminars

Hosted by Clara Arbiser, Senior Living Advisor
April 4 – 6. 2014

 Ageless Grace® is  a  fun Anti-Aging Fitness Program for Body & Brain based on movement and the Science of Neuroplasticity.  Practiced in a chair, it enables any population to stay “functionally youthful”.  This training is for people who work with seniors and special groups, and for caregivers who want to provide “21 tools for lifelong comfort and ease” to enhance their people’s well-being.

Ageless Grace® Events for Personal Practice and
Ageless Grace® Personal Practice Seminar

Introduction & Overview of the 21 Tools for Personal Use
Friday, April 4  from 4-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $55 ($30 with Certification)


Bridgeway of Bensenville, 303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, Il  60106
Contact information: Clara Arbiser at 630-787-7036

For information, please contact: Peggy Kinst, Educator/Trainer at  630-916-9677  or  email



Rethink Your Drink

o-KID-DRINKING-SODA-facebookFORWARD shared that if you need ideas on how to educate people about the harmful effects of sugary beverages, the  Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity has created the “Rethink Your Drink” Toolkit with lots of ideas and activities for both kids and adults.

Great Resource!

Senior Fair – March 11th

Come visit with Healthy Lombard at the Fair and share your

“Healthy Hint” for airing on Health Local.


Click on the link below to se a full size version

of this information and/or download a copy/

Senior Fair March 11 (1)

Cooking Challenge Runner Up

HappyFacesBallsThe top two recipes that were sampled in theHealthy Cooking Challenge were only  separated only by 40 votes!  So there is the recipe for the runner up:

Homemade Pasta Salad

  • 12 oz. whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 1 c. grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 c. finely chopped spinach
  • 2 c. finely chopped broccoli
  • 4 c. part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 c. rinsed and drained light red kidney beans
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 1 c. red wine vinegar
  • 2 t. minced garlic
  • ½ t. dried basil
  • ½ t. dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook whole wheat pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cool water. Drain.
  • Prepare veggies as directed above.
  • Combine pasta with tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, cheese, beans, and green pepper.
  • Mix pasta and vegetable mixture together.
  • In a separate bowl, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, basil and oregano using a whisk. Pour over pasta and mix well.
  • Serve chilled.

Cooking Challenge Winner

Glenbard87LogoChrista Gifford, Family and Consumer Sciences, Glenbard North High School. and District Wellness Committee Chair shared with Healthy Lombard that the Nutrition and Fitness students did a terrific job creating and making delicious healthy recipes for this year’s Healthy Cooking Challenge!

The recipes were  tasted by students and staff and they voted the Cheesy Broccoli Rice Bake the winner.  Here is a copy of that recipe:

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Bake

 3 c. cooked brown rice
1 T. butter
1/2 onion, diced
1 ½ c. shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 c. milk
2 c. finely chopped broccoli florets
1 can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom soup


  • Spray 9 x 13” pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter. Add diced onion and cook until transluscent.
  • Stir in cream of mushroom soup and milk, then add cheese. Stir until melted.
  • Pour cheesy mixture over rice and broccoli and stir until mixed.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 – 35 minutes or until light brown and bubbly.

Yoga Diet

yogzfoodYoga expert Wai Lana, who has a daily exercise program on public television shared

According to the science of yoga, we can compare our bodies to vehicles that we use to travel the path of life. The food we eat is like the fuel we put in the gas tank—the better the fuel, the better the vehicle performs. What we eat has a huge impact not only on our physical well-being, but also on our mental and our spiritual well-being. So our diet is a vital component of the yoga lifestyle.

The ancient yoga texts describe the foods that benefit our physical health and stamina, our mental clarity, and our spiritual well-being, as sweet, juicy, palatable, and easy to digest.  They include fruits and vegetables, milk products, sugar and honey, grains, and nuts and seeds, as well as beans and other legumes.

Research confirms that a diet centered on the foods that comprise the yoga diet can help prevent obesity and diseases such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis and reduce LDL cholesterol levels. These foods also help maintain a healthy body weight, boost our immunity, and may even slow the aging process.

These foods and the countless delicious preparations made from them form the basis of the yoga diet. Because of their inherent qualities of goodness and natural health-giving properties, they are ideal for anyone wanting to live a healthier, happier life.