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Learn about healthier people, healthier places on June 11

Fri June 5, 2015

FORWARD is working to make communities better places to live, work, pray and play. Join key stakeholders, community leaders, and interested citizens to learn about successful strategies to create healthy municipalities. You are invited to join FORWARD and its coalition partners from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on June 11 at the Danada House in Wheaton for an inspiring meeting and a preview of FORWARD's new strategic plan.   

The meeting will feature a welcome from DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and a panel of DuPage County leaders with success stories that have contributed to economic development, city infrastructure improvements that support health and wellness, and partnerships to leverage resources. Municipal leaders will share successful initiatives including Complete Streets, Safe Routes to School, expanded trail connections, downtown redevelopment, and bike planning.

The FORWARD Coalition meeting is free and intended for anyone interested in engaging in local community wellness including mayors, community members, parents, school personnel, business leaders, and the faith community.  Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 8 a.m.  A healthy breakfast will be provided.  Online registration and details available at

FORWARD (Fighting Obesity Reaching healthy Weight Among Residents of DuPage), a public-private partnership housed at the DuPage County Health Department, is a coalition of community partners dedicated to reversing the obesity trend by educating DuPage County on the importance of eating healthy and being physically active.  FORWARD supports policy, system, and environmental changes to make the healthy the choice the easy choice. For more information, visit  

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