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You and Your Family
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Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez and Dr. John Rausch, shared with CNN that pediatricians like them have seen it over and over again in the last few months — kids who have put on 5, sometimes 10, at times even 20 pounds — since the onset of the pandemic.
On and around Food Day 2020, millions of people around the country will 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 will crunch into an apple at lunchtime, joined by Americans at public Food Day events, in cafeterias, and at home.
The Apple Crunch originated in New York City in 2012, with approximately 400,000 New Yorkers biting into a locally grown New York State apple at the same time on Food Day. In 2013, the Big Apple Crunch in New York City set a world record with 1,000,000 people participating. The activity has spread across the country, and thousands of locations had Apple Crunches for Food Day 2014.
Healthy Lombard is extending the invitation today to be part of their Crunch Bunch to everyone! And thanks to Jewel/Osco who provided FREE apple coupons and IRV & SHELLY’s Fresh Pick who donated TWO bushels of apples from Mick Klug Farm from Saint Joseph, Michigan, to a local school, everyone can easily. participate at any time as well as anywhere today – classroom, home, office.
The mission of the Healthy Lombard Foundation is to address the epidemic of childhood obesity and promote a healthier lifestyle for all community members through the “Triple A Approach” of awareness, activities, and achievement.
With that mission in mind, Healthy Lombard developed the Flat Apple program to incentivize kids to stay active during the summer months outside of school. The 2019 program runs June 3-August 9. The program allows participants to earn tickets to make them eligible to win a variety of prizes at the end of the summer. Prize winners are typically contacted in September.
ONE OF OUR FEATURED PRIZES IS A SIGNED SOCCER BALL FROM CHICAGO FIRE!
So, to register your child, please visit www.healthylombard.com and click on the Flat Apple link on the right-hand side under Quick Clicks. There is no fee to register for Flat Apple. Children must be registered by an adult to participate in the program.
Flat Apple provides various opportunities to earn “tickets” to be eligible for raffle prizes at the end of the summer. Tickets may be earned in the following ways:
On April 6, Healthy Lombard offered a FREE event during the Lombard Park District’s Time for Tots for the 3rd time in a row. The activity, known as “Go Fly A Kite,” provided a free kite kit and volunteers to help toddlers decorate and assemble their personalized creations.
Armed with kite flying instructions and a Health-Aide kit, provided my MedExpress, participants were encouraged to go and fly their kites in the grassy area of Sunset Knolls, the location for Time for Tots. Several did with the help of their parents and siblings and easily it can be said a great time was had by all.
Healthy Lombard would like to thank the volunteers who assisted with project namely, students from the Islamic Foundation School, National University of Health Sciences, and Healthy Lombard Board Members. Because of their efforts, almost 100 kids had a healthy and fun-filled experience. Read more
Take Time for Tots Day will be held Saturday, April 06 from 10 am-noon at the Sunset Knoll Recreation Center (820 S Finley Rd.) and sponsored by Gianorio’s Pizza and Pasta, State Farm Agent Bob Goldin Sr, and Culver’s of Lombard.
Healthy Lombard will be providing 200 FREE “Go Fly A Kite” Activity where every child will receive a FREE kite kit and have assistance assembling their kites after they decorate them with stickers and markers.
This is a fun event that we did last year and we are looking forward to repeating it this year.