DANVILLE — Every morning for the next 10 weeks, you can find Arthetta Broom and her brood of young ones at Danville's Lincoln Park.
CHAMPAIGN — It can be a real challenge helping people stay healthy when fried chicken and doughnuts are easier for them to get than fresh fruits and vegetables.
But when the going gets tough, well, the tough ... get gardening.
CHAMPAIGN — Type 2 diabetes used to weigh down Peggy Jenvey's life.
It drained her energy. Her blood pressure rose. Her weight was too high, but the medications she had to take made the extra pounds tough to lose, she said.
Eight years ago, the Thomasboro woman took a drastic step.
URBANA — Obesity isn't just unhealthy for an expectant mother. It puts her baby at risk for future health problems, even when the mom eats a healthy diet during her pregnancy, a new University of Illinois study has found.
DANVILLE - The HALO Project and County Market are partnering to offer the public some guidance in making healthy food choices.
Beginning Monday, the "Fast and Easy Healthy Food Kiosk" will be at County Market North at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville.
DANVILLE — The HALO Project, Danville Public School Foundation and Danville school district are teaming up to bring a nationally-known nutrition and fitness expert and motivational speaker to Danville to help in the fight against childhood obesity.
The University of Illinois has partnered with an Illinois pharmaceutical and nutritional products company to create a new center on campus that will focus on interdisciplinary nutrition and cognition research.
CHAMPAIGN — When Angela Reggans was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, her first reaction was fear.
Then she got to work on her diet and started exercising.
"Over time, I realized I had a lot of control over the situation," said Reggans, 38, of Champaign.
The Food for Families Drive brings in tons of food and more than $100,000 annually for the hungry, but the first attempt at a Champaign-Urbana food drive didn't go so well.