‘News’ Category Archive


New Locations: Burr Ridge and Aurora

Posted on: July 30th, 2015 by Nicki

ProActive Kids is in the process of adding two new sites to our list of locations. We are in the early planning phases but wanted to allow interested families the ability to “pre-register” for these locations to help us garner interest from the community.

Please sign up now using the link below and we will add you to the participant list. By filling out this form, you are not committing to the program, but we will keep you up to date on these new locations via email as they progress in their development.




Schedule and Locations

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by Nicki

Are you a mom, dad, teacher, doctor, school nurse, or someone just looking for information on ProActive Kids?

Download our new flyer that tells you our dates and locations for 2013!

ProActive Kids Flyer – Download now!


One Participant’s PAK Story

Posted on: March 23rd, 2012 by Nicki

PAK was recently featured in the Naperville Sun. If you want to learn more about the kids at PAK, check out this great article on one participant’s journey and experience.



Radio Interview

Posted on: January 10th, 2012 by Nicki

Listen to PAK Founder, Tony Burke, and Executive Director, Nicki Klinkhamer, discuss ProActive Kids – where we have been, where we are, and most importantly, where we are headed!



Do I Need PAK?

Posted on: January 1st, 2012 by Nicki

Many families do not know if they need PAK and we get the  question all of the time –how do I know?

PAK has been uniquely designed for kids who are struggling with unhealthy weight. To find out if your child is overweight or obese, use the BMI calculator created by the Mayo Clinic. Plug in the requested information and it will tell you your child’s BMI as well as action you should take to keep your kids healthy.

Though BMI is a good measure to help understand body makeup, it is not the only measure as it does not factor in muscle mass, time of day, etc. Use it as an indicator or estimate but consult with your Physician to learn more about your child’s weight and BMI.

When you use the calculator, be sure to use the child version.



ProActive Kids Partners with Edward Hospital

Posted on: November 14th, 2011 by Nicki

ProActive Kids (PAK) Foundation has announced it is joining forces with Edward Hospital to launch a second PAK site to help tackle the community’s childhood obesity challenge.

Edward will work closely with ProActive kids to help support and deliver the unique, results-oriented, free program which will be held at the Edward Health & Fitness Center (EHFC) at Seven Bridges, located at 6600 S. Route 53 in Woodridge.

Read the full article



‘We Can!’

Posted on: October 17th, 2010 by pakadmin

We Can! is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. They have a wealth of resources on their website that can help your family get healthy in the new year.

Attend PAK sessions and use We Can! tools and you will be on your way to health in 2011.