Health & Wellness

More than 20 Hurlock children did jumping jacks for one minute Tuesday for the "Let's Jump!" campaign. "Let's Jump!" helps the National Geographic Kids Magazine set the Guinness World Record title for most people doing jumping jacks in 24 hours.

The Health & Wellness department encourages healthy lifestyles by providing physical and mental health activities that improves nutrition, decreases stress and increases positivity. It offers counseling and trauma services, nutrition and exercise workshops, as well as dance classes for all ages seeking to reduce obesity, address issues related to chronic illness, and increase healthy habits. Special fitness and nutrition programs for adults and seniors include Eat Right, Get Tight and Sr. Chef Cooking Demonstrations. BBF Family Services is a member of the Citywide Mental Health Response Steering Committee with the Kennedy Forum and the Department of Public Health. Click here for more information.

For program information, please contact Dr. Adrian Faulkner, Health & Wellness Manager, at or at (773) 542-7324.

WhiteStories from Health & Wellness

“I learn how to cook healthy food so I can live longer and not get sick. My momma said that she’s going to buy the stuff that we used since its cheap so we all can live longer too!”

– Taisja, age 10, Healthy Cooking Experience Participant


“Our teacher knows how to do all of those stepping moves we see in the movies and he teaches us! His class is always fun, I wish he came more times instead of only on Mondays!”

– Waynee, age 14, Step Team Member

“I really enjoy seeing the ladies, learning healthy tidbits, and line dancing!”

– Brenda, age 50, Eat Right, Get Tight Program ParticipantWhiteWhite


The Physical Health Program is generously funded by the J.R. Albert Foundation.

The Mental Health Program is partially funded by the Albert Pick Jr. Fund.