WSIU Healthy Families

Our "Healthy Families" initiative provides you with simple steps to growing a healthy family. Check out the videos below to learn about health and safety tips for young children. Or, get kids interested in healthy habits early on, with fun family activities that teach children how to make healthy choices - one small step at a time.


The videos above are part of "Healthy Families," a joint project of WTVP and the Peoria City/County Health Department. For more information about the project, or to view additional health and safety videos, visit WTVP.

Healthy Habits For Life

Encouraging healthy habits can be simple and fun. Check out Sesame Street's Healthy Habits for Life webpage for creative ideas on teaching children about physical activity, hygiene, and healthy eating habits. 

Food For Thought

Learn how to make healthy choices on a budget with these activities:
Family Shopping List  |  Build-A-Plate Activity
Anytime Food List  |  Healthy Tips

Visit to watch videos about eating well on a budget.

PBS Healthy Kids

Explore PBS Healthy Kids to discover simple food solutions you can utilize each and every day. PBS and Whole Foods Market have joined together to provide you and your family with recipes, tips, games and activities to encourage a lifetime of healthy eating.

Supermarket Explorer

Anytime is learning time! Who says grocery shopping with kids has to be a hassle? We’ve got ways to entertain them, while boosting their reading and math skills. Take along these engaging activities the next time you and your child go shopping:

Word World Activity  |  Martha Speaks Activity  |  Between the Lions Activity  | More Activities

Fizzy's Lunch Lab (ages 6-8)


Fizzy and his crew are on a mission to halt the children’s obesity epidemic by serving up a fun mix of nutrition info, healthy eating tips, and simple recipes. Aimed at kids 6-8, Fizzy hopes to empower children and parents to take control of their food choices by spending more time in the kitchen and less time in the drive-through. Learn More.

Let's Move

Get Involved! Let's Move is a comprehensive initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the problem of obesity within a generation. Learn More.


grover Let's Get Ready!

Preparing for emergencies is something the whole family and community can do together! Help children remember important information, and create a family emergency kit and plan. These steps will go a long way in keeping children safe and secure. Click the link below to explore the tool kit and to access Sesame Street video on how to prepare for an emergency. Learn More.

The Healthy Families webpage
is sponsored locally by:

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Healthy Families is presented in partnership with John A. Logan College Child Care Resource & Referral.

Child Care
Resources & Referral

S.I. Coalition for
Children & Families