Events Calendar

Please note that this calendar is only for one-time events promoting childhood obesity prevention: nutrition and health awareness, physical activity promotion, and meetings and conferences. If you have information about an event that you would like to include on our website, please use the form here.

April 1, 2017, 9am-2pm

Ultimate Wellness Tour

Come and embrace your health at the Chicago Park District’s Ultimate Wellness Tour. Five mini workshops will be offered at the event which include a POUND workout, a Yoga Inversion & Arm Balance Workshop, a Crossfit workout & skill workshop, and 2 interactive seminars.

Location: 1801 S. Indiana Ave, Chicago, Illinois

Community event? Yes

For more information call (312) 746-4548 or visit event web site.

April 6, 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm

Food for Life Convening

The 2017 EverThrive IL Annual Conference theme explores the importance of uniting voices in order to collectively develop solutions and effect lasting change. This conference is a call to action for all those committed to equity, social justice, and fair access to quality health care for women, children, and families across Illinois. We invite you to join us as we seek to listen to each other, learn from each other, and work with each other to improve the health of our communities.

Location: Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn 9333 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois

For more information visit event web site.

April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

5-4-3-2-1 Go! Training

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to discover 5-4-3-2-1 Go!®, CLOCC’s public education message containing recommendations for children and families to promote a healthy lifestyle. Developed in 2004 and launched as a mass-media campaign in 2009, 5-4-3-2-1 Go! has reached millions of individuals in communities throughout Chicago and beyond.

This free training will include:

  • Background information on the issue of childhood obesity 
  • Information about the creation and dissemination of 5-4-3-2-1 Go!
  • Strategies for incorporating the message in your programming
  • Opportunities for brainstorming and sharing ideas with colleagues and other community-based organizations

Gads Hill Center is located arround the corner from the Damen Pink Line Stop. Free parking is available throughout the neighborhood (watch for signs!) and metered parking is available on Damen.

Healthy snacks will be provided. 

Contact Elizabeth Gonzalez with questions at

Location: 1919 W. Cullerton St., Chicago, IL

Community event? Yes

Related interest group(s): Health Education

For more information call 312-227-7100 or visit event web site.

July 17, 2017 – July 21, 2017, M-Th 9am-3pm, F 9am-11:45am

ADA Camp PowerUp

Camp PowerUp is specifically designed for adolescents at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Wellness education is part of the daily schedule so campers can focus on staying healthy. Campers can experience the magic of camp close to home while learning how to make healthy lifestyle choices!

Location: UIC Student Recreation Facility 737 S Halsted, Chicago, Illinois

Community event? Yes

For more information call (312) 346-1805 or visit event web site.