About Fitness 4 Kids – Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fitness 4 Kids

The Fitness 4 Kids Health Fair is an annual event that aims to increase community knowledge about the risks associated with inactivity and obesity. Recent research from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) indicates that in Humboldt Park, nearly half (48%) of CPS school children age 2-12 are obese. More specifically by the time students enter kindergarten, 42% of Latinos, and 38% of African Americans are overweight.

Addressing obesity requires resources which many community residents do not have. The fair focuses on preventing future chronic health issues in youth, who have a better chance at changing their behaviors and committing to their health goals, compared to obese adults who have a significant amount weight to lose, and may already experience chronic health issues.

Fitness 4 Kids will offer participants free health screenings, raffles, and healthy snacks, as well as health information in both English and Spanish.  The health fair will also feature physical activities.

All the activities and services at the event are at no cost to attendees and are provided by Association House staff, the Association House Prevention & Educational Development division, and more than 20 community groups and businesses.

View Photos from Previous Fitness 4 Kids Events:
Fitness 4 Kids 2014
Fitness 4 Kids 2013
Fitness 4 Kids 2012

 

Make an In-Kind Donation

 

School Supplies
Backpacks
12” Rulers
Crayons
Folders (2-pocket)
1-Subject Notebooks
Elmer’s School Glue
Elmer’s Glue sticks
Pencils
Pencil Cases
Pencil Eraser Toppers
Child Scissors
Pencil Sharpeners
Snacks/Healthy Foods
Bananas, Apples, Other seasonal fruit
Granola Bars or other fruit/nut bars
Mozzarella String Cheese
Individually-Wrapped Packages of Popcorn
Dehydrated Fruit Snacks
Rice Cakes
Vegetable Platters (Carrots/Celery/Cauliflower/Snap peas)
Hummus

Questions? Contact Drew Williams at  (773) 772-8144.

Become a Sponsor

Fitness 4 Kids (F4K) helps families to develop and maintain an informed, healthy lifestyle by promoting healthy eating habits, engagement in fitness activities, and health education opportunities.

F4K collaborates with multiple community health partners to provide current health and safety education for parents and children, and also prepares children to go back to school:

  • The first 250 school-aged children in attendance receive a backpack filled with school supplies
  • The first 25 school-aged children get free back-to-school physicals & immunizations
  • Children receive free dental screenings
  • Children can also receive fresh haircuts & styling to start the new school year

An annual tradition, Fitness 4 Kids delivers fun physical activities, health-based information, community resources, and necessary medical and dental health care access to more than 500 children and families from Chicago’s under-resourced West Side neighborhoods. This culminating event highlights all of the evidence-based health & wellness programs we provide our community throughout the year.

Questions? Contact Drew Williams at  (773) 772-8144.