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Have a favorite vegetable?

Have you ever thought of growing it?  We will be offering opportunities to grow food for yourself and your community in Villa Park in the upcoming months.  Also, if you think you have a brown thumb – no worries – … Continue reading

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‘Grow Healthy, Villa Park’ reflects on successes of 2015

By Erica Whelan, Tri-Town YMCA Development Coordinator Since its inception in 2011 as a public health initiative intended to provide the Villa Park community with health-conscious choices and support, the “Grow Healthy Villa Park Coalition” has made a series of strides … Continue reading

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Villa Park puts healthy initiatives in place

By Ann Piccininni Daily Herald correspondent There’s a patch of land on Villa Park’s north side that may be thick this summer with leafy vegetable plants, bearing produce destined for residents’ dinner tables. Plans for a new community garden, to … Continue reading

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Willowbrook High School

By J’aimee Louis, Action for Healthy Kids intern Posted March 14, 2014 During the 2013-2014 school year, Action for Healthy Kids – with funding from Campbell Soup Foundation – is working directly with three DuPage County high schools to empower … Continue reading

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DuPage County Health Department

The DuPage County Health Department, with locations in Wheaton, Lombard, Addison, West Chicago, and Westmont, provide various health services for residents in DuPage County. In September 2013, the Health Department eliminated the vending machines from our buildings, because health studies … Continue reading

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Villa Park Public Library

This past spring, the Villa Park Public Library held 3 cooking classes led by the University of Illinois Extension. The class learned about nutrition and healthy cooking. Applying what they learned, class attendees have made changes in their lifestyle to … Continue reading

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Grow Healthy Villa Park

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