WASHINGTON — Illinois' obesity rate rose for a second year in a row, and the excess pounds are making people sicker.
In a report released Thursday, Illinois was ranked the 23rd fattest state in the nation, with nearly 28 percent of its adults obese, or at a body mass index of 30 or greater.
URBANA — If you're at risk for osteoporosis — and a lot of aging Americans are — consider reaching for the milk before you reach for the medicine, a new University of Illinois study suggests.
URBANA --The University of Illinois has received a five-year, $4.5 million grant to train future leaders in the war on childhood obesity.
DANVILLE — For a second year in a row, Vermilion County has been ranked one of Illinois' unhealthiest places to live in a report that looked at health of all U.S. counties.
URBANA -- A new national hunger study says 79,000 people in East Central Illinois don't have enough to eat -- and more than half of them may not qualify for federal food assistance.
It may still look like winter outside, but area produce farmers are busy preparing for the season ahead and seeking members for their community-supported agriculture programs, or CSAs.
In CSAs, members pay an upfront fee to receive weekly shares of vegetables and fruits during the growing season. CSAs help farmers budget and plan ahead for the season.
URBANA – Microwaving your broccoli might be the most convenient way to cook it, but to get benefit of this cruciferous veggie's cancer-fighting properties, steaming it lightly is the better way to go, a University of Illinois study suggests.
CHAMPAIGN – Is breakfast in your house usually some kind of sugary cereal?
Is lunch or dinner often served out of a bag after someone asked you if you wanted the value (translation: big) meal?
DANVILLE – Evidently, you don't have to trick kids into eating vegetables. Just put them in a muffin.
Yes, a muffin made with vegetables.
And the kids enjoy eating them, according to Northeast Elementary Magnet School Principal Cheryl McIntire.