Welcome to the Kankakee County Health Department

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Let’s focus on the “1” in 5210 Let’s go!

  • 5 - fruits and veggies
  • 2 - hours or less of recreational screen time*
  • 1 - hour or more of physical activity
  • 0 - sugary drinks, more water and low fat milk

* keep TV/computer out of the bedroom. No screen time for children under the age of two.


Make Family Physical Activity Fun!

Take a bike ride together
Play with your pet
Play tag
Take a walk
Turn on the music and dance
Play frisbee
Park at the end of the parking lot when you run errands


    get startedFollow these steps for Success!

  • Make small changes
  • Plan your family's schedule around physical activity
  • Limit recreational screen time - turn the TV OFF!
  • Keep physical activity fun



More Resources:

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition - http://www.fitness.gov
Childhood Obesity Prevention Program - http://www.letsgo.org
Illinois Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program- http://www.idph.state.il.us/heartstroke/physical_activity_fs.htm


Our Mission:

The Kankakee County Health Department believes that it is the right of all citizens to have access to a broad continuum of community-based services that protect, maintain and promote the bio-psycho-social health and well-being of the community, and provide a safe and healthy environment.

The department continually assesses the health needs and resources available, promotes development of appropriate needed programs and assures that quality services are acceptable, available, accessible and accountable. These services are delivered in a manner that respects individual and community dignity, values and rights as well as established federal, state and local standards.

Adopted March 6, 1995