Healthy Eating - Active Living

About Us

Healthy eating and active living are vital to improving our health as well as preventing and controlling chronic diseases. A healthful eating plan can decrease risk of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and certain cancers, as well as prevent individuals from being overweight or obese. Regular physical activity also reduces the risk for many diseases, helps control weight, and strengthens muscles, bones and joints. A combination of healthy eating and active living can help people achieve their optimal lifespan with the best possible quality of health in every stage of life. The goal of the program is to provide resources for preventing and reducing chronic disease through healthy eating and active living.

Lake County leaders and community partners have collaborated to develop a website and video to promote Lake County's many benefits. Visit:
The simple act of walking, especially in nature, can improve your overall health, both physically and mentally. The Lake County Forest Preserves, the Lake County Health Department and NorthShore University Health System have teamed up to bring “Rx for Health: Walking in Nature” to the community. This program brings together naturalists and health care providers for guided walking tours of Lake County’s forest preserves. 

For walking locations and dates please view the schedule below! All walks are free and no registration is required.
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Rx for Health 2017 Schedule

Forest Preserve  

April, 8
Hastings Lake
21155 W. Gelden Road, Lake Villa
April, 29
Nippersink 900 W. Belvidere Road, Round Lake
May, 20
Ryerson Woods 21950 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods
June, 17
Greenbelt 1110 Green Bay Road, North Chicago
July, 15
Old School 28285 St. Mary’s Road, Mettawa
August, 12
Van Patten Woods 15838 W. Route 173, Wadsworth
September, 16
Grant Woods 25405 W. Monaville Road, Ingleside
October, 14
Lyons Woods 10200 W. Blanchard Road, Waukegan