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RSVP for September 16 Quarterly Meeting

The next Quarterly Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 16 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at UBS Tower, 1 N. Wacker Drive in Chicago. The focus will be on the role of government in childhood obesity prevention. New to CLOCC? Attend the Introduction to CLOCC session from 11 - 11:45 a.m. RSVP to the Intro session and/or Quarterly Meeting to LaShaun Hayes at or 312-227-7100.

Governor Quinn Signs Two Physical Education Improvement Bills

On August 4, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed two important bills that will improve physical education (P.E.) in Illinois schools. Professionally trained P.E. and health teachers will be recognized as "highly qualified," similar to teachers of other subjects, under SB 3274, sponsored by Sen. Linda Holmes and Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit. HB 5397, sponsored by Rep. Rita Mayfield and Sen. William Delgado, implements physical fitness assessments in all schools to help students set individual fitness goals and help teachers address individual student needs. The bill also creates a system to monitor the aggregate fitness levels of Illinois youth over time. CLOCC's Policy and Advocacy Interest Group (PAIG) has been advocating for the passage of these two bills, which are aligned with our policy agenda priority to "get P.E. back into schools every day." This system can provide the state with a deeper understanding of the effectiveness of P.E. in Illinois. It may help provide direction related to P.E. policy and funding in Illinois schools to ensure that all Illinois students are receiving P.E. to help them attain optimum fitness, enabling them to achieve academic success and helping them to develop the skills necessary for an active and healthy life, long into adulthood. CLOCC will continue to work through the PAIG and as a leader in the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), which also advocated on behalf of these policies, to support the successful implementation of these two new laws.



The calendar is for one-time events only. For ongoing programs, please post your information in the Program Inventory.

Please note that the calendar is only for events promoting childhood obesity prevention - nutrition
and health awareness, physical activity promotion, and meetings and conferences. Submissions go through an approval process before they are posted, so there is a short waiting period before your event appears.

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October 10, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Event name: Building Health Equity throughout Chicago through Community Engaged Research
Location: Rush University Medical Center, 1725 W. Harrison St., 5th Floor-Professional Building, Chicago, IL
Description: This free event will bring together investigators, community leaders and stakeholders to share experiences in community engaged health research throughout Chicago and foster opportunities for networking and collaboration.
For more information visit event web site
October 23, 2014
Event name: Chicago Food Day
Location: Daley Plaza, Chicago, IL
Description: Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets for the better and to improve our food policies.
For more information visit event web site
December 11, 2014, 1 - 4 p.m.
Event name: CLOCC Quarterly Meeting
Location: Conference Center at USB Tower, 1 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
For more information call 312-227-7100
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Volunteer ID: 1707
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Details: Volunteer to Count Pedestrians
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Pedestrian Program seeks volunteers to help count pedestrian traffic at key locations across the city. Reliable pedestrian counts provide critical data for assessing and improving pedestrian safety and walkability as well as tracking city-wide trends in walking to work, school, and transit.

The count contributes to the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project ( and helps meet goals set out in Chicago’s Pedestrian Plan (

When: September 9, 10 & 11 4:30-7:00PM; September 13, 11:30AM-2PM

Where: Streeterville, Albany Park, Near West Side (UIC)
CDOT appreciates your assistance in helping to develop this pedestrian initiative. Please email your interest and availability to Eric Hanss, Pedestrian Program Project Manager, at

To contact a volunteer:
E-mail your request to and include the Volunteer ID in the subject.


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