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.

September 13, 2018, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

54321.R.2_280Join us on Thursday, September 13th, for a detailed training on 5-4-3-2-1 Go!®, CLOCC’s public education message with 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

When: Thursday, September 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Children’s Home & Aid (Western Office), 100 N. Western Ave., 2nd Floor  

Please Note: The Children’s Home & Aid parking in lot is on the south side of Washington. Please do not park in the parking lot adjacent to the building, as that is IL Dept. of Juvenile Justice parking.


Location: Children's Home & Aid, 100 N. Western Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL

Community event? Yes

Related interest group(s): Health Education

For more information call 312-227-7046 or visit event web site.

September 19, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Housing and Obesity


Nationally, childhood obesity rates have continued to rise, even while communities across the country, including Chicago, have implemented a broad range of evidence-based strategies across all levels of social ecology. In 2018, in place of large quarterly meetings, CLOCC has convened smaller, strategic meetings to focus on the social determinants of childhood obesity. The September meeting will continue this approach. 

On September 19th, join CLOCC staff and partners as we explore the connections between housing and obesity. We invite organizations focused on or interested in the connections between nutrition, physical activity, and housing to join us as we explore the potential mechanisms through which housing affects children’s ability to eat healthy and be physically active, and how obesity and related chronic diseases in adulthood can affect housing security for families. We will identify potential solutions and opportunities for collaboration.

If you are unsure if this meeting is appropriate for you or your organization, feel free to contact CLOCC staff at, or Eric Goodwin at (312) 227-7043. 

Location: Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL

Community event? Yes

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