WSIU Healthy Families

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.


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.

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:

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.


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



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. Explore the toolkit and access Sesame Street video on this topic.

Child Care
Resources & Referral

S.I. Coalition for
Children & Families

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