CHAMPAIGN — Contributions to the United Way of Champaign County are running behind, with less than three months left to meet the agency’s $3.3 million goal.
As of Tuesday, the United Way had raised a bit over $3.03 million, about 9 percent behind where fundraising was at this time last year, says United Way President and CEO Sue Grey.
CHAMPAIGN — Mushroom and swiss burger, 820 calories: Stop.
Crab cake sandwich, 350 calories: Go.
Adding traffic symbols like stop, caution and go signs — along with calorie labels — to restaurant menus can reach a broader group of diners than just calorie labels alone, a recent study suggests.
CHAMPAIGN — The American Cancer Society has awarded the Prosperity Gardens program in Champaign an $8,850 grant to expand its work with students in an alternative education program.
The grant was one of 30 youth obesity prevention community grants totaling $360,000 to nonprofit organizations across the state.
CHAMPAIGN — A local public health program aimed at helping breast-feeding moms feel more comfortable at work and other public places is getting a less-than-enthusiastic response.
Wonder what sort of effect that leftover turkey, gravy, sausage stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwich followed by a slice of pumpkin pie lathered in whipped cream had on your gastrointestinal tract?
What about the half-finished turkey leg you slipped to the dog under the table? What did that do to Fido's digestive health?
Schools are trying to answer a tough question: What can they serve that students will eat, while still meeting U.S. guidelines?
In the school cafeteria these days, if you're trying to skate through the line without a fruit or a vegetable, watch out.
UPDATED 9:20 p.m. Tuesday
CHAMPAIGN — More than half of Illinois residents could be obese by 2030 if current trends continue, a new report Tuesday projects.
URBANA — How do you keep your child safe from a food allergy at school?
Parents are being invited to a free seminar focusing on kids going back to school with food allergies to be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at The Forum at Carle, 611 W. Park St., U.
CHAMPAIGN — A sweet potato or a bagful of fries? Sugary cereal or an egg?
Good health involves making good food choices, but not everyone really knows how.
"The message they got was from fast food corporations: Healthy food is expensive. Come eat here, we have a dollar menu," says Julie Munoz-Najar, a nutrition educator with the University of Illinois Extension.
CHAMPAIGN — Linda Steinberg knows it can be a challenge for new moms to continue breastfeeding when they go back to work.
She also knows it's worth the effort, she says.