Healthy Families

Growing Healthy Families with WSIU

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

Healthy Living

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.

Sesame Street in Communities

Encouraging healthy habits can be simple and fun. Check out Sesame Street in Communities website for creative ideas on teaching children about physical activity, hygiene, and healthy eating habits. Learn how to make healthy choices on a budget with the following activity downloads.

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anytime and sometimes food list preview
food plate drawing activity preview
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Supermarket Explorer

Anytime is learning time! Who says grocery shopping with kids has to be a hassle? PBS KIDS provides ways to entertain children during your trip to the market, while boosting their reading and math skills. Take along these engaging activities the next time you and your child go shopping.

build a word fruit salad preview
vocab hunt preview
lion loves letter l preview

Fizzy’s Lunch Lab

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

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Staying Healthy

Staying healthy can be tough. Check out these video resources from Sesame Street on thing we can do to prevent the spread of germs.

Emergency Preparartion

Sesame Street: Let’s Get Ready Campaign

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.

Presented By

Child Care Resources & Referral


S. I. Coalition for Children & Families


Southern Illinois Families

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