Healthy Lombard Invites Community to Crunch Along on October 12

On “Apple Crunch Day”, Healthy Lombard is encouraging everyone to crunch into an apple in a unifying action to raise awareness about eating better diets for our health and the environment, access and affordability of fruits and vegetables, and supporting local farmers.

Hundreds of thousands of school students in Illinois will crunch into an apple at lunchtime on October 12. Parents and other healthy-minded individuals will also join in the fun by crunching into an apple either in corporate cafeterias, their place of business, or at home.

Last year over 600 Lombard Elementary School District 44 and Glenbard High School District 87 students as well as parents, residents and employees at local businesses participated.

Healthy Lombard Foundation Board President Jay Wojcik is hoping to greatly increase that number this year. “We are so grateful to Jewel/Osco on Main Street (in Lombard) who has agreed to provide District 44 students with FREE Apple Coupons,” said Wojcik. “They partnered with us in Apple Crunch Day 2016 and, now that the community is aware of this special day, we are looking forward to much more participation.”

Read more

Health Local Is Back in Lombard!

Health Local is a magazine-style monthly cable show that features segments on Healthy Hints, Exercises, Demonstrations of Easy to Follow Recipes, and advice from Health Professionals. After a brief “vacation,” the show is once again being shown on Lombard’s Cable Station

(times listed below.)

 

The Goals of Health Local are to:
• Make physical activity an integral and routine part of life,
• Create food and beverage environments that ensure that healthy food and beverage      options are the routine, easy choice, and
• Transform messages about physical activity and nutrition.

 

The show is comprised of short 5 – 7 minutes segments that feature:

  • Chef’s Corner (cooking segments sometimes featuring students),
  • The Doctor is In, (quick health tips by local or well known physicals and/nutritionists)
  • Work Out Room, (segments from Health Tracks, Glenbard High Schools, etc.)
  • Life Long Lessons (healthy hints for seniors)
  • Healthy Hints, (hints shared by attendees at health fairs, NUHS students, COD Nursing Students, and other healthy activities), and
  • Generation H (H stands for Healthy – in this segment, students share there favorite exercise of a healthy hints).

The DuPage County Health Department also contributes many segments for the show.

Health Local is aired 4 times a month on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM on Comcast Channel 19 airing in the towns of:

  • Addison
  • Aurora
  •  Bensenville
  • Bloomingdale
  • Carol Stream
  • Darian
  • Downers Grove
  • Elmhurst
  • Glendale Heights
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Itasca
  • Lisle
  • Lombard,
  • Medina
  • Naperville
  • Oakbrook Terrace
  • Oakbrook
  • Roselle
  • Warrenville,
  • Wayne
  • Westmont
  • Wheaton
  • Winfield
  • Wood Dale and
  • Unincorporated Villa Park

It also airs on the Lombard Channel 6 & ATT&T U-verse Channel 99 (Lombard) on Sundays at 12 Noon, Wednesday at Noon and 11 PM, Fridays at 10 AM, and Saturdays at 5 PM.

Single segments are also uploaded to the Healthy Lombard YouTube Channel.  (www.youtube.com/healthylombard). That way, individuals who do not have cable can still view them.

Would you like to be on the show? Contact our producer at:  Jay@healthylombard.com

Are You Geocaching?

This activity is part of Healthy Lombard’s summer Flat Apple activity and their version of the popular geocache hobby. The sites are not registered /official geocache sites but finding them by the Longitude and Latitude coordinates provided by NASA provides a fun, healthy family activity.  All you have to do is follow the coordinates to the official site, find the Flat Apple sign, take a selfie with it, and then post to the Healthy Lombard Selfie Facebook Page or send to jay@healthylombard.com.

If you want to participate but are unsure how to find the sites, these links might be helpful:

Using Google Maps to Find or enter latitude & longitude with Android

Finding a location with latitude & longitude with an  iPhone

Healthy Lombard’s Flat Apple Summer Program is designed to motivate kids (and their parents since adults are children’s role models) to start, or continue physical exercise,  participate in healthy group activities, and practicing healthy habits. The program is designed to encourage kids to keep their bodies moving when they are on summer break from school.

The fine print:

Children ages preschool through high school are eligible to participate.

  1. Children must be registered to win.  To register EITHER Click on the Facebook link at the top of the Healthy Lombard website at www.healthylombard.com  and then click “Sign Up”or use        THIS LINK TO REGISTER.
  2. WHEN REGISTERING, PLEASE REMEMBER AFTER YOU FILL IN THE STUDENT INFORMATION TO COMPLETE THE PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION. Once registered you will receive confirmation and a copy of the 2017 logo.

So … Ready Set Go to:

Have Fun – Win Prizes

Have you registered yet for Flat Apple 2017?  No?  There is still time to participate and earn raffle tickets to win some great prizes.

All you have to do is:

  1. Click on the Facebook link at the top of our website at www.healthylombard.com and then click “Sign Up” or use the link on the Flat Apple 2017 Page on our website. WHEN REGISTERING, PLEASE REMEMBER AFTER YOU FILL IN THE STUDENT INFORMATION TO COMPLETE THE PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION. Once registered you will receive confirmation and a copy of the 2017 logo.
  2. Like us on our Facebook Healthy Lombard Selfies page (so that you can post your Selfies and Videos).
  1. Participate in any or all of the Flat Apple Activity. There are 4 ways to have fun:

 

  • Go to a designated site BETWEEN June 1 and August 10. (I.e. Guest Services Desk, Located Lower Level below The Eatery at Yorktown Mall, (the list can be found on both the Healthy Lombard’s Flat Apple 2017 webpage and Calendar Page), show the Flat Apple logo, participate in their activity, and then fill out a raffle ticket.
  • Find our Geocache sites. (The coordinates will be listed on our Flat Apple Page and emailed out to participants.) Take a selfie with the Flat Apple Geo Sign, post it on our Facebook Healthy Lombard Page. (We will fill out one raffle ticket for you per site/per day.)
  • Create a 1-minute or less video on a healthy topic using Facebook Live, Instagram, or similar app. (ideas are on the Healthy Lombard Flat Apple 2017 website). Post it to our Facebook Healthy Lombard Page (We will fill out one raffle ticket for you for each posting we approve.) Remember to add in your family password so we can find you!
  • Take a selfie of YOU doing something healthy (swimming, playing ball, etc.) using Instagram or a similar app. Post it to our Facebook Healthy Lombard Page. DON’T FORGET to add in your family password so we can fill out a raffle ticket for you. Limit – 1 photo per day.)

 

THE FINE PRINT:

The participant (preschool – high school age individual) MUST BE registered by a parent or guardian to win.

 

Although Flat Apple activities are open to children from preschool to high school, some events are age-specific so please check event information on the Flat Apple 2017 Page of the Healthy Lombard website.

 

Individuals participate in activities at their own risk.

 

Students may participate in more than 1 activity per day but cannot repeat an activity (i.e. student could do 1 geocache photo, 1 selfie photo, 1 video, and 1 site activity each day but cannot do 2 or more of the same type of activity each day.)

 

Registering grants permission for photo of participation (not name) to be posted on the Healthy Lombard Internet sites.

 

*Raffle drawing will be held at the August Healthy Lombard Partner Board Meeting. Winners will be notified by email or phone and their FIRST names will be posted on the Flat Apple 2017 page of the Healthy Lombard website.

 

Winners and their families will be invited to a prize reception in September.

 

Questions?    Check out the Flat Apple 2017

 

Flat Apple 2017 STARTS TODAY!

Are you registered?          Why Not?         Did you know that:

  • It’s FREE!
  • Flat Apple 2017 is open to all kids ages preschool through high school.
  • Participants do not have to be residents of Lombard but do need to register.
  • Prizes include Gift Cards, an iPad, Beat Headphone, mini-speakers, a bike, and much, much, more!

So What are you waiting for?   All you have to do is:

  • Have  parent or guardian  click on the Facebook link at the top of the Healthy Lombard website and then click “Sign Up” or he/she may use the link on the Flat Apple 2017 Page of the website. WHEN REGISTERING, PLEASE REMEMBER AFTER YOU FILL IN THE STUDENT INFORMATION TO COMPLETE THE PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION. Once registered you will receive confirmation and a link to the 2017 logo. Downloading or printing the logo speeds check in makes check in at events. Once registered a confirmation email will be sent with a link to the 2017 Flat Apple logo. Downloading or printing the logo speeds check-in at events.
    If you do not want to go to FACEBOOK, use this link to register: http://conta.cc/2oJoPov


  • Third, the student participates in any or all of the Flat Apple Activity. There are 4 ways to have fun:
  1. Go to a designated site BETWEEN June 1 and August 10. (i.e. Guest Services Desk, Located Lower Level below The Eatery at Yorktown Mall, (the list can be found on both the Healthy Lombard’s Flat Apple 2017 webpage and Calendar Page), show the Flat Apple logo, participate in their activity, and then fill out a raffle ticket.
  2. Find the Flat Apple 2017 Geocache sites. (The coordinates will be listed on the Flat Apple web page and emailed out to participants.) Take a selfie with the Flat Apple Geo Sign, post it on the Facebook Healthy Lombard Selfies Page. (Healthy Lombard will fill out one raffle ticket for each participant per site/per day.)
  3. Create a 1-minute or less video on a healthy topic using Facebook Live, Instagram, or similar app. (ideas are on the Healthy Lombard Flat Apple 2017 website). Post it to the Facebook Healthy Lombard Selfies Page or the Facebook Healthy Lombard Page. (Healthy Lombard will fill out one raffle ticket for participants for each posting that is approved.)
  4. Take a selfie of the participant doing something healthy (swimming, playing ball, etc.) using Instagram or a similar app. Post it to our Facebook Healthy Lombard Selfie Page. (Limit – 1 photo per day.)

So, don’t wait!  Register and start enjoying earning Raffle Tickets for doing healthy stuff!

Register Now for Flat Apple 2017

What Is Flat Apple?

Healthy Lombard’s Flat Apple Summer Program is designed to motivate kids (and their parents since adults are children’s role models) to start, or continue physical exercise,  participate in healthy group activities, and practicing healthy habits. The program is designed to encourage kids to keep their bodies moving when they are on summer break from school.

The summer activity is called Flat Apple because participants need to show the Healthy Lombard logo (a one-dimensional apple) to receive their participation raffle ticket and/or find the Flat Apple 2017 logo at weekly geocaching sites.

Children ages preschool through high school were eligible to participate.


DIRECTIONS (as easy as 1,2,3)

STARTING JUNE 1 2017:

EITHER Click on the Facebook link at the top of this  website and then click “Sign Up”or use THIS LINK TO REGISTER.

WHEN REGISTERING, PLEASE REMEMBER AFTER YOU FILL IN THE STUDENT INFORMATION TO COMPLETE THE PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION. Once registered you will receive confirmation and a copy of the 2017 logo.

Like us on our Facebook Healthy Lombard Selfies page (so that you can post your Selfies and Videos).

  1. Participate in any or all of the Flat Apple Activity. There are 4 ways to have fun:
    Go to a designated site BETWEEN June 1 and August 10. ( i.e. Guest Services Desk, Located Lower Level below The Eatery at Yorktown Mall, show the Flat Apple logo, participate in their activity, and then fill out a raffle ticket. SITES AND DATES OF ACTIVITIES ARE LISTED BELOW AND ON OUR HEALTHY LOMBARD CALENDAR.
  2. Find our Geocache sites. (The coordinates are listed below and will also be emailed out to participants.) Take a selfie with the Flat Apple Geo Sign, post it on our Facebook Healthy Lombard Selfies Page. (We will fill out one raffle ticket for you per site/per day.)
  3. Create a 1-minute or less video on a healthy topic using Facebook Live, Instagram, or similar app. (ideas are on the Healthy Lombard Flat Apple 2017 website). Post it to our Facebook Healthy Lombard Page (We will fill out one raffle ticket for you for each posting we approve.) Remember to add in your family password so we can find you!
  4. Take a selfie of YOU doing something healthy (swimming, playing ball, etc.) using Instagram or a similar app. Post it to our Facebook Healthy Lombard Page. DON’T FORGET to add in your family password so we can fill out a raffle ticket for you. Limit – 1 photo per day.)

THE FINE PRINT:

The participant (preschool – high school age individual) MUST BE registered by a parent or guardian to win.

Although Flat Apple activities are open to children from preschool to high school, some events are age-specific so please check event information on the Flat Apple 2017 Page of the Healthy Lombard website.

Individuals participate in activities at their own risk.

Students may participate in more than 1 activity per day but cannot repeat an activity (i.e. student could do 1 geocache photo, 1 selfie photo, 1 video, and 1 site activity each day, but cannot do 2 or more of the same type of activity each day.)

Registering grants permission for photo of participation to be posted on the Healthy Lombard Internet sites.

Raffle drawing will be held at the August Healthy Lombard Partner Board Meeting. Winners’ will be notified by email or phone and their FIRST names will be posted on the Flat Apple 2017 page of the Healthy Lombard website.

Winners and their families will be invited to a prize reception in September.

Congratulations to our Health Heros

The Healthy Lombard Foundation would like to congratulate the four winners of their 2017 Health Hero Awards. The winners receive their awards at the 2017 Healthy Lombard Fitness February Fair that was held at the Yorktown Center Mall on February 25.

The two winners in the individual category were Debbie Durrbeck and Robert Plucinsky.

In 2016, Debbie Durrbeck of Warrenville, IL, had several things happening at once: stressful job, health issues, and being told by her doctor that if she didn’t make major changes she wouldn’t see her grandson grow up. Debbie decided to live a healthier life, started the Shaklee 180 program, and began to exercise. She is down 15 pounds, feels great and is looking forward to continuing her journey into wellness.

The other winner, Robert Plucinsky of Roselle, was chosen because every Thursday, a room filled with faithful exercise/health enthusiasts welcome Bob at the Bloomingdale Senior Center. I turn, Bob, greets everyone with a prepared lesson plan for the day, and as a veteran teacher for class. Bob confidently spreads new-age medical advice for the seniors. Some of these topics include “How to avoid heart disease”, “The cause and effects of stress”, and “Foods that can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease”.  Reading from a yellow note pad, and ad-libbing relevant and personal anecdotes, Bob always works up a room full of smiles. After engaging his audience verbally, Bob then leads the pack into a series of stretches, balances, and other techniques used to better the mind, body, and soul. Bob has been volunteering as a Tai-Chi Instructor at the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center for over 12 years. Bob is a leading example on how to cherish our bodies, detox our minds, and live a rewarding life.

The winner the business category was the Main Street Café, located at 2 W St. Charles, Lombard, IL. Owner Debbie Hosabalis has taken many steps to offer a location that has a welcoming atmosphere as well as reasonably priced yet delicious menu items. This past year she went one step further and became the second restaurant in Lombard to allow a nutritionist associated with the Healthy Lombard Foundation, to review their offerings and then implemented suggested changes. This resulted in he Main Street Café devoting a full page in their newly printed menu to breakfast and lunch items that fit in any diet plan By featuring the Healthy Lombard logo in this prominent way, the Main Street Café is announcing to all that this establishment is committed to the concept of helping make the healthy choice an easy choice.

Read more

Today’s The Day! Come To The Fair

The Healthy Lombard Foundation invites all members of the greater Lombard community to attend The Seventh Annual Fitness February Fair TODAY, February 25, 2017, from 10 AM – 1:30 PM, at the Yorktown Center Mall, Lombard, IL. This year the Fair will be located in the Lower Level Area of the mall near Home Goods and Marshalls. The most convenient doorway to use to attend the Fair is the Mall Entrance by Forever 21 (near the Streets of Butterfield).

The Fitness February Fair will features health-related displays, free health screenings, the opportunity to participate in interactive presentations and a raffle.  Visitors may pick up a sticker sheet at any of the exhibit tables. The sheet contains 16 spaces. As they visit any of the 35 exhibits they will receive one sticker for their sheet. When they have collected 16 of the possible 35 stickers, they can enter their name into the raffle for prizes.

The Fair will also feature stage performances. Stage presentations and demonstrations will include something for adults, seniors and kids. There will also be jump rope and hula-hoop competitions.

At 1PM, Healthy Lombard, with the assistance of Supernova, the Mascot of the Chicago Red Stars Women’s Soccer Team, will present Health Hero Awards to individuals, businesses, and organizations who have made healthy lifestyle changes in 2016.

Healthy Lombard is a 501c3 Foundation established in 2009 to address childhood obesity and promote healthy living for everyone.

Have You Seen The Sign?

 

In case you were waiting for “a sign,”  Yorktown Center now has it up on their outside electronic baird.

But all kidding aside, the Healthy Lombard Foundation hopes everyone in the area is planning to attend our February Fitness Fair on Saturday, February 25th.  We have 35 exhibitors, a FREE raffle that you can enter by visiting 16 tables and obtaining a sticker for your entry sheet, fantastic stage demonstrations, and Health Hero award presented with the assistance of Supernova, the mascot of the Chicago Red Stars Women’s Soccer Team.

Who will be there?  What will they be doing?  Here’s a sneek peek at what is at each table:

  1. 2XL Strength and Fitness– Strength training, special needs and elderly personal training, strength sports training, massage and Fascia Stretch Therapy, powerlifting and strongman team, weight loss
  1. COD Nursing Program – The students will be involved in health promotion activities including blood pressure measurements and ovarian cancer education regarding risk and prevention.
  1. Kiwanis Club of Lombard – Can you find the Key to Good Health? Stop by and take a turn at trying to open the treasure chest of Good Health.
  1. West Suburban Wellness – Will be providing nerve scan and posture screening.
  1. Westin Hotel of Lombard – Will have small handouts about the Westin brand and the history of wellness within the brand.  Also, we will also have mini activities for guests at the table that focus on the six pillars of wellness.
  1. National University of Health Services – Come check out various Alternative Health Care like chiropractic/ acupuncture/ naturopathic medicine.

Read more

Thank You To Our February 25 Fitness Fair Major Sponsors

The Healthy Lombard Foundation would like to thank our major Fitness February Fair sponsors for help us address the epidemic of Childhood Obesity and promote a healthier lifestyle for everyone:

 

and …