Meals-wellness program 'a beautiful thing'

DANVILLE — Every morning for the next 10 weeks, you can find Arthetta Broom and her brood of young ones at Danville's Lincoln Park.

Health district launches garden plots

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.

Many weight-loss surgery patients shed Type 2 diabetes along with their pounds

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.

Study: Maternal obesity bad for baby's future

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.

Healthy food choices to be labeled at grocery

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.

Speaker to exhort students, parents in Danville event

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.

Nutrition, cognition research center in works at UI

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.

Coalition formed to battle diabetes

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.

Meals of Hope 2011

Meals of Hope at Urbana Middle School in Urbana on Saturday, October 22, 2011.

25th annual Food for Families kicks off Saturday at Memorial Stadium

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.