Healthy Lombard accomplishes its mission by using what we call the “Triple A Approach.”
The first “A” is building AWARENESS of the obesity problem and doable solutions through quarterly networking meeting, a website that receives over 15,000 hits per month; a cable television show that airs 20 times each month; and the use of other social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
The second “A” represents ACTIVITIES, those sponsored either by individual organizations OR those sponsored jointly by Healthy Lombard Partners such as G.Y.M. (Get Yourself Moving) Bags for 2nd graders to use over each weekend, a yearly community-wide aFitness February Fair held each year at the Yorktown Center Mall, and a fun summer activity call Flat Apple.
The third “A” is for ACHIEVEMENT. Each year, during our Fitness February Fair we honor local individuals and businesses for their healthy efforts by presenting them with Health Hero Awards. Healthy Lombard activities often involve both children and adults because, without great adult role models, children’s habits will not change.