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OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois is hosting an upcoming event to promote children’s health and wellness.

September 8, 2018

10 a.m. - Noon

The Ottawa YMCA

201 E Jackson St., Ottawa

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A Healthy Life Starts Young

OSF Children’s Hospital believes there are four building blocks to a healthy life for your child. Each event features ways to incorporate these building blocks into your family’s everyday life.

Eat Well, Be Well!

Refuel your energy and enjoy a healthy snack. You'll also receive a recipe card to test out your culinary skills at home.

I Like to Move it!

Let’s burn some energy together in our obstacle course that can be easily recreated at home utilizing objects you probably have. We’ll also do a little dancing with our Just Dance Wii and a few other activities.

Believe in Yourself!

It's all about relaxation and positive thinking at this station. Coping skills are taught through relaxation and deep breathing exercises. There is also a photo station with a family-friendly art activity.

Good Night, Sleep Tight!

Because sleep is just as important as the other three building blocks, we’ll wind down our day learning how to establish a bedtime routine through a bedtime race. You’ll also test out your art skills at this station.

Raffle prizes

Every child will either receive a clock or a bedtime routine chart. A raffle will also be held at each event. Depending on which event you attend, raffle prizes may include a VTech watch, bikes, a Fitbit, AirFyers and gift cards.

About the Advocacy Department

OSF Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Department provides education and annual activities to build awareness and support for children's issues.

The department also offers a variety of programs and events that impact the well-being of children throughout the area communities in partnership with local agencies, schools and community members.