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  1. Article number 1 - Teach
  2. Article number 2 - Walk Across Illinois
  3. Article number 3 - Council Members
  •  TeachTeach

    Many of the resources listed on the Teach page are geared towards educating the youth on making healthier choices and increasing physical activity. If you're looking for new ideas check out what is available here, from curriculum plans to Fuel Up to Play 60.
  •  Walk Across IllinoisWalk Across Illinois

    In 2001, Governor Pat Quinn walked from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan to call for decent health care for all. In 2012, he announced the “Walk Across Illinois Challenge,” an initiative to help improve the health and wellness of Illinois residents. Today, the Walk Across Illinois Challenge covers 190 miles and encourages everyone from youth to senior citizens to walk.

    Walk Across Illinois is an easy way to get active and learn more about our state. Check out the Walk Across Illinois page to get started!

  •  Council MembersCouncil Members

    In 2012, Governor Pat Quinn created the Governor’s Council on Health and Physical Fitness to promote health and wellness in the State of Illinois. Council members are appointed and represent different sectors from across the state. Ultimately it’s the goal of the Council to promote wellness and physical activity to make every Illinoisan healthier.

    Meet the Governor's Council on Health and Physical Fitness members and read about the work they are doing on the Council members page.

As part of the effort to improve the well-being of residents of Illinois, Governor Quinn announced in January 2012 the creation of the Governor's Council on Health and Physical Fitness to develop practical ideas to help residents embrace healthier lifestyles.

The Governor’s Council on Health and Physical Fitness is charged with promoting a statewide response to prevent chronic disease brought on by poor nutrition and a lack of physical fitness.

Established to improve the health of Illinios residents and increase physical activity among all Illinoians, the Council’s goal is to promote lifelong physical activity and healthy eating practices. These practices have been shown to contribute to healthy weight, prevent or improve most chronic diseases and increase longevity.

In short, the mission of the Council is to encourage Illinois citizens to participate more actively in health and fitness activities that will help them live a healthier, happier and more productive life.