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5210 Let's Go! Came to Kankakee County

Let's Go! Program Directors from the Maine statewide program came here to Kankakee to teach organizations how to impact youth and families healthy habits.

Kankakee County Health Department hosted a two day comprehensive training where expert trainers from the State of Maine’s 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! statewide program came to Kankakee County. Over the course of two days the instructors provided over 20 members from multiple organizations throughout the county that service children and families with the tools and knowledge to implement and evaluate the 5-2-1-0 Program in their organization. This training was a critical first step to county wide implementation of this evidence based-program aimed at addressing healthy behaviors and childhood obesity throughout schools, after school programs, early education centers, health care organizations, and worksites.

Be on the lookout for 5-2-1-0 Recognized sites throughout Kankakee County!!

Thank You!

A special thank you is extended to the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley for their generous award of $5000. These funds made this training possible and we encourage donations to the Community Foundation so that they can continue the work they do for our communities. Additionally, we would like to thanks the YMCA's Pioneering Healthier Communities and Partnership for a Healthy Community for their contributions as well as Kankakee Community College for allowing us to hold part of the training at their wonderful facility.

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