Tips for a Healthy Family Home

Every family can be a healthy family.  Healthy Family Home, generously supported by Eli Lilly and Company, helps families across America improve their home environments to adopt healthier habits.  Aligning with the Y’s cause of improving the nation’s health and well-being and promoting the belief that healthy children come from healthy families, Healthy Family Home focuses on a holistic approach by helping families integrate regular physical activity with healthy food choices and building healthy, strong relationships.

  1. Healthy Family Home Website
  2. Healthy Family Home Newsletter
  3. Healthy Family Home Adult Guide
  4. Eat Healthy
  5. Play Every Day
  6. Get Together
  7. Go Outside
  8. Sleep Well


This link will take you to the Partnership for a Healthy Community website, which is a community driven effort to improve health and wellness in the  Heart of Illinois.


Research shows us that 16% of children who are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade do not graduate from high school on time—a rate four times greater than that for proficient readers.
  • Read for fun
  • Build general reading skills
  • Increase their reading confidence when they are out of school

Through a grant from Rotary North of Peoria, we are pleased to have all thirty-two titles of the Elf-Help books for youth and their families to read here at the Greater Peoria Family YMCA. If you would like to schedule a time to read these books to your children please ask the front desk.

Titles in the Elf-Help Series:

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