Three Chicago organizations in the fight against childhood obesity

In ourJanuary issue, we looked at the alarming rise in childhood obesity. Now, in our “Learning to Live Healthy” web series, we’re shining a spotlight on three Chicago organizations doing something about it.

On Mondays in April, we’ll be profiling a city charter school where the kids do yoga, a north suburban nonprofit teaching cooking skills for busy families, and an urban farm that is springing up in the shadow of one of the nation’s worst public housing projects. Check back Mondays starting April 5.

Chicago charter school emphasizes health, nutrition – and yoga

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Imagine a school where kids have an hour of gym every day, the only grains are whole grains, and turkey burgers are the most popular lunch.

One Chicago charter school is making this a reality.

Nonprofit teaches healthy eating, one rice cooker at a time

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Imagine a school where kids have an hour of gym every day, the only grains are whole grains, and turkey burgers are the most popular lunch.

One Chicago charter school is making this a reality.

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