KCHD + Jumpstart

The Kankakee County Health Department and Jumpstart have built an awesome partnership. Jumpstart Staff from the Jumpstart program spend time in our lobby on a weekly basis. They provide developmental screenings to our young WIC and immunizations clients and the siblings of our infant clients to ensure kindergarten readiness. They offer parenting tips to families […]

National Nutrition Month

Debbie Kimberlin, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N. Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences Olivet Nazarene University Happy National Nutrition Month®!  This annual campaign, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, allows us to focus our attention on the importance of making informed food choices, and to develop sound eating and physical activity habits.  This year’s theme, […]

Read Across America!

The idea for a day to celebrate reading was first thought up by a group called the National Education Association, also called the NEA. They first brought up the idea to have a special reading day in 1997. A lot of people really like the idea and just a year later, in 1998, the First […]