Nutrition

Nutrition

Community Wellness: Link between hunger and health says a lot

By CAITLIN KOWNACKI

September is Hunger Action Month. Locally, 1 in 7 individuals in East Central Illinois struggles with hunger and 1 in 5 children doesn't know where their next meal will come from, according to Feeding America.

And what many don't realize is that there is a well-established link between hunger and health.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 14-21, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

CU PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE

Entertainment listings, Sept. 7-14, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

17TH INTERTRIBAL POWWOW

What:Dancing, food, native crafts and jewelry, corn maze, children's activities, and a chance to visit the bison herd.

When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 9 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10.

Study: Almost a third of adults in Illinois were obese in 2016

CHAMPAIGN — A local doctor says a new report finding that nearly a third of Illinois adults are obese wasn't surprising.

People are working long hours, not taking time to cook and eating a lot of fast food, said Dr. Timothy Meneely, senior vice president of population health at Carle.

Still others don't have good access to healthy foods, he said.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

THE 74TH ANNUAL NATIONAL SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

What: Presented by Hoopeston Jaycees. National Sweetheart Pageant, midway, beer tent, flea market, display area, car show, 5K, truck and tractor pull, demo derby, contests, entertainment including Jo Dee Messina with Forgotten Highway at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, and more.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 24-31, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HALF CENTURY OF PROGRESS

Caitlin Kownacki / Community Wellness: Breakfast supports child achievement, health

By CAITLIN KOWNACKI

It's that time of year again when families fall back into familiar routines or adapt to new ones after a summer's worth of late nights.

Kids are quickly re-acquainted with 7 a.m. on weekday mornings after weeks of sleeping in. It's back to school, homework, after-school activities, sports, music, clubs and everything else in between.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 17-24, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AGRONOMY DAY

Entertainment listings, Aug. 10-17, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

GEORGETOWN FAIR

What: Livestock auction and shows, carnival, tractor pull, rodeo, pedal tractor pull, demo derby, and music by Torn Labels are among the highlights.

When: Continues Aug. 10-12.

Where: Georgetown fairgrounds, 13 N. Seminary, Georgetown.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 3-10, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

COLES COUNTY FAIR